Inside Organisations

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Inside Organisations

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module is about the human side of organisations, with a focus on groups and active learning. People’s behaviour is often curious and always interesting. Taking a close look at behaviour inside organisations (starting with your own) will prove useful to you not just when you enter the workplace, but right now, in college. This is a module designed to develop your knowledge and insight relating to Organisational Behaviour (theories), observe your OB skills though experience (application), and develop your capacity for reflective, informed analysis (evaluation). 
    To help you achieve all this, for a significant part of the module you will be working collaboratively in teams to create, learn and deliver a real time project involving content development and visual communication. 

    There are four specific learning goals: 
    1. Getting to grips with groups: developing insight and practical skills around team work and group decision making
    2. Developing self awareness and self management insight
    3. Learning about a range of organisational behaviour (OB) topics including personality, motivation, and particularly communication. And 
    4. Reflecting on contemporary organisation practices and workplace realities. 
    A key intention of this module is to lay a foundation of vocabulary and insights concerning behaviour in organisations that will be revisited throughout many of your future modules in the College of Business. 
    Elective students are very welcome. All students taking this module should be aware that there will be periods of active group collaboration work needed outside of class time, as part of the learning process.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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