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IB907 - Organisational Behaviour

  • Module code: IB907
  • Module name: Organisational Behaviour
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides students with an understanding of the antecedents and consequences of behaviour in organisations, with particular emphasis on the management process. The module has both intellectual and practical aims. Intellectually, the module takes a broad view of organisational behaviour and explores the links between psychology, organisational psychology, organisational sociology and management science as an aid to an understanding of people’s behaviour and experience of work in organisations. At a practical level, the module examines current organisational practices such as selection, motivation, team working, and change. This reflects the fact that the vast majority of students taking the module are pursuing careers in management and/or in public agencies concerned with work and employment. It is in these very organisations where familiarity with, and expertise in, these areas are of key importance.Issues of leadership and the understanding of the interaction between people and the organisations in which they work are key to the development of the analytical, problem-solving, and management skills which are the key focus of the Warwick MBA degree.

Principal learning outcomes

"SUBJECT SKILLS: Demonstrate knowledge of the different research methods used in the study of organisational behaviour and their practical implications for management. COGNITIVE SKILLS Demonstrate cognitive skills relating to the multidisciplinary study of organisational behaviour in its broader socio-political context. COGNITIVE / SUBJECT SKILLS: Demonstrate critical familiarity with the literature, both theoretical and practical, located within its historical and methodological context.KEY / COGNITIVE / SUBJECT SKILLS: Demonstrate the ability to apply the theories learnt to specific organisational contexts and to think through the implications of a chosen policy for a particular organisation and to anticipate possible outcomes and how these might be dealt with by management. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30; Lectures per week: 10x3; Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 10.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB907-10)
D (Assessed/examined work) Mid-term Test 20%
  IB9070 - 2 hr exam (held locally in March) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 10
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 9
Optional Core