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IB92A - People and Organisations

  • Module code: IB92A
  • Module name: People and Organisations
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1) Introduce students to the principles, theories and research underlying the academic disciplines concerning the behaviour and management of people and organisations (Organisational Behaviour, OB and Human Resource Management, HRM) at four levels of analysis: individual, group, organisational and societal; 2) Develop a critical appreciation of the behavioural and social sciences as they relate to the study of behaviour in organisations; 3) Introduce students to a critical understanding of the practice of management and people management in particular; 4) Provide students with structured opportunities to practice applying OB and HRM principles, theories and research to analyse and solve organisational problems.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate a strong introductory understanding of the field of ‘organisational behaviour’ and ‘human resource management’ as well as a critical appreciation of a broad range of theories and research underlying these disciplines. Cognitive Skills: Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and analysis; Apply skills for problem-solving and case-analysis. This requires the ability to apply and utilise theories, concepts and research to understand and solve practical problems in organisations. Key Skills: Demonstrate skills in essay writing and general written communication; Demonstrate presentation skills.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB92A-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3500 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Business (Leadership) (N1C1) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Management (N2N1) - Year 1