Organisational Behaviour

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organisational Behaviour

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module introduces students to core topics and concepts of the behaviour and
    management of people in work situations and is organised into three main parts so that
    there is a traditional progression from the individual, to the group and, finally, to the
    organisational levels of analysis.

    Based on theoretical understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations
    students are given the opportunity to reflect on and learn from their own and others?
    experiences and behaviour in the group.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? The history, development and importance of Organisational Behaviour

    ? The individual level:
    o Individual differences and diversity
    o Perceptions and communication
    o Motivation

    ? The group level:
    o Groups and teams
    o The nature of leadership
    o The role of management

    Spring Semester:

    ? The organisational level:
    o Organisational strategy and ethics
    o Organisation structure and design
    o Organisational control and power
    o Organisational culture and change
    ? Change, leadership, decision-making, conflict, power and politics,.

    Teaching: Lectures and tutorials

    ? Exam (60%)
    ? Coursework: Group report (40%)
    group assignment & presentation in class.
    STUDY OPTION 3: individual coursework

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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