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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title Organisational Behaviour
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28185
Module Lead Holly Birkett
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-74 hours
Seminar-4 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module provides students with an understanding of how organisations of all kinds operate and how different stakeholder groups interact with organisations and each other. More specifically, the module introduces key organisational concepts and theories, which can be used to help us understand how organisations operate and how people operate within them. Topics covered throughout the module include culture, power, ethics, management style and organisational space. We also explore how these concepts and ideas influence management practice.

The module takes a critical approach to organisational behaviour. We begin by discussing traditional managerialist approaches but also discuss critiques of many of these approaches as well as organisational theories that do not encourage a managerialist approach.

Throughout, the module encourages students to recognise the approaches and concepts covered in the managerial practices they are surrounded by or witness on a day to day basis. In addition, each week of the module takes a popular texts from cinema, television or fiction to explore the ideas presented.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how organisation theory the approaches and concepts studied underpins management practice;
  • critically appraise the practical applications that these concepts and theories are put to;
  • analyse management practice and popular representations of organisation using relevant approaches and theory theories from the module.
Assessment 28185-01 : Presentation : Presentation (20%)
28185-02 : Essay : Coursework (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: One 1500 word essay (80%); Group presentation (20%)
Reassessment: 2000 word essay (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai based module 07 30492 (the Bham module is LI and Dubai is LC)
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