Business and Management 1A: People at Work

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business and Management 1A: People at Work

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    Course description

    Business and Management 1A aims to provide an introduction to the study of organizational behaviour for students with little or no previous social science knowledge.


    Students can expect to consider organizational behaviour from the perspectives of research and practice in psychology, sociology, management and business. Individual and group behaviours and their influence on organizational performance and success will be the key area of consideration. As such, key topics for examination and analysis will be the effects and impacts of learning, personality, communication, perception and motivation on individual and group behaviours in the organizational setting. The course offers students the opportunity to develop skills in interpersonal communication, written communication, presentations, problem-solving and use of information technology.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, students should be able to:

    argue the purpose of, and need for studying organizations in contemporary society
    explain the relationship between an organization's environment and the behaviour of the individuals and groups within it
    demonstrate how individuals affect performance and behaviour of organizations through learning, personality, perception, communication, motivation or their behaviour within a group
    explain how groups form and develop over time to achieve either a high or a low performance and assess the interactions between group processes, structure and performance.
    Learning and teaching methods

    3 lectures per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday), 4.00-5.00 pm and 5 1-hour tutorials.

    Please note the following: the lectures will also be taught at 3pm on the same days. The lectures are a repeat of each other and are due to space constraints. The 3pm lecture is also arranged on the basis that the level of attendance at the lectures require it.

    Course texts

    Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A. (2013), Organizational Behaviour, 8th edition, Prentice Hall Financial Times, Harrow, Essex (?OB8?)


    An essay of 2500 words (40%)
    2 1-hour in-course exams (40%)
    A 1-hour degree exam (December) (20%)

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 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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