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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business
Level 6
Organisational Behaviour
Reference Code: BB7 610
Year 1
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks Full-Time X 3.15 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.75 Hours per week

Module Units

The Nature of Organisational Behaviour

The indicative syllabus of this module is outlined in the units below:

  • The meaning of organisational behaviour.
  • Influences of behaviour in organisation.
  • Behavioural science.
  • Contrasting perspectives of organisations.
  • Organisational effectiveness.
  • Culture and organisational behaviour.

The Organisational Setting

  • The nature of organisations.
  • Formal and informal organisations.
  • Basic components of an organisation.
  • Classification of organisations.
  • The comparative study of organisations.

Organisational Goals and Objectives

  • The nature of organisational goals.
  • The function of goals.
  • Classification of organisational goals.
  • Objectives and policy.
  • Social responsibilities of organisations.
  • Corporate social responsibility.
  • Corporate Governance.

The Individual and the Organisation

Organisational Behaviour

  • The process of perception.
  • Individual differences.
  • The nature of learning.
  • The nature of Work motivation.
  • Stress management.

The Nature of Work Groups

  • The meaning and importance of groups.
  • Influences on behaviour at work.
  • The importance of team work.
  • Formal and Informal Groups.
  • Reasons for formation of groups.
  • Group development and maturity.
  • Characteristics of effective work groups.

Organisation Structures

  • Organisation structure and design.
  • Patterns of structure and work organisation.
  • Technology and organisations.

Organisational Development & Contemporary Issues

Organisational Development

  • Culture - Defining culture, measuring cultural strength, classifying culture.
  • Conflict.
  • Change.

Contemporary Issues

  • Employment Ethics.
  • Bullying at Work.
  • Surveillance at Work.
  • Managing Diversity.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Distinguish between the different contemporary definitions of organisational behaviour.
LO 2
Discuss the importance of culture to the field of organisational behaviour.
LO 3
Outline the contemporary, academic trends in the field of Organisational Behaviour.
LO 4
Explain the importance of groups in the organization including Organisational Culture, Change and Conflict.


1, 2, 3, 4

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop the knowledge of organisations and the nature of their operations.

  • To develop the skills needed to understand how an organisation should work efficiently and effectively
  • Understand the major trends in the development of Organisational Behaviour.
  • Apply contemporary issues in Organisational Behaviour to real-life business scenarios.