SSST Subjects

EC430 Behavior in Organisations


Programme(s) where module is offered

  • BSc Economics with International Business
  • BSc Business and Management with Economics
  • BSc in Business and Management with Finance

Status (core, option, free choice)



FHEQ Level



Unit Value



Semester taught



Pre-Requisite Modules or Qualifications

Introduction to Management


Module Code



Module coordinator

Zana Prutina


Applicable From



Educational Aims of the Module

  • Building up on the basics of management, this class will provide students with tools for systematic analysis of organizations and the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within organizations.
  • Students will have an opportunity to explore the roots of behavior which affects organization's performance and discuss challenges and opportunities that managers face in applying organizational behavior concepts in practice.
  • A great emphasis is placed on class discussions reagarding everyday management issues, approaching them from different levels of analysis- individual, group, and organizational.

Module Outline/Syllabus

  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

  • Attitudes and Job Satisfaction

  • Emotions and Moods

  • Personality and Values

  • Perceptions and Individual Decision Making

  • Motivation

  • Understanding Work in Teams

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Power and Politics

  • Conflict and Negotiation

  • Organizational Culture

  • Organizational Change and Stress Management


Student Engagement Hours

Type Number per Term Duration Total Time



1.5 hours

45 hours



1 hour

15 hours

Total Guided/Independent Learning Hours


Total Contact Hours


Total Engagement Hours 150

Assessment Method Summary

Type Number Required Duration / Length Weighting Timing / Submission Deadline

Final exam


3 hours


Week 17

Midterm exam


2 hours


Week 8

Written test


1 hours


Week 5

Group project and presentation


2000 words;

45 minutes presentation

Written part: 10%

Presentation: 10%

Week 12


Module Outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • To improve understanding of the theory related to the field of Organisational Behaviour.

  • Characterize the nature of the field of organizational behaviour, and discuss the contribution of each level of analysis (individual, group, organizational)

  • Critically analyse the components and importance of each level of analysis, as well as their interaction in shaping organizational outcomes

  • Demonstrate confidence and flexibility in case study analyses

  • Provide recommendations and explain reasoning for the choices made in case study analyses

  • Ability to used pre-defined methods to conduct a research and to judge and critically analyse results.

Teaching and Learning Strategy:

  • Lectures will be based on the key text book combined with supplementary resources. (ILO: 1-5)

  • Group project assignment to integrate theoretical concepts with practical skills and to address organizational behaviour (OB) themes and issues (ILO: 6)

  • Group discussions in class will encourage active participation. (ILO: 1-5)

Assessment Strategy:

  • Midterm exam (ILO: 1-3)

  • Final exam (ILO: 1-5)

  • Group project (ILO:6)

  • Written test (ILO:1-2)

Practical Skills:

  • Ability to theoretically analyse influences that shape organizational behaviour

  • Ability to organize and manage teams, and to apply motivational concepts in practice

  • Ability to effectively communicate in organizations

  • Ability to identify and resolve organizational problems

Teaching and Learning Strategy:

  • Lectures and class discussions (PS 1-4)

  • Role-plays (PS: 2-4)

  • Additional readings on contemporary themes and issues (PS: 1-4)

Assessment Strategy:

  • Written Exams (PS: 1-4)

  • Project (PS: 1-4)

Transferable Skills:

  • A problem-centered and problem-solving approach

  • Ability to effectively present own and others’ point of view

  • Communication Skills: Written and Oral

  • Research Skills

  • Data analyses skills

  • Ability to work in the team

  • Classify data

  • Compare, inspect or record facts

  • Meet deadlines

  • Good time management

  • Organize/manage projects

  • IT Skills

Teaching and Learning Strategy:

  • Lectures and class discussions (TS 1-3)

  • Role plays (TS: 2-3)

  • Group project (including presentation) (TS: 1-12)

Assessment Strategy:

  • Written examinations (TS:1,2,5-8)

  • Case studies (TS:1-3, 5-8)

  • Group project (including presentation) (TS: 1-12)


Key Texts and/or other learning materials

Set text

  • Robbins, S.P. and Judge, T.A. (2017). Organizational Behavior. 17th global edition. Pearson

Supplementary Materials

  • Greenberg, J. (2013). Managing Behavior in Organizations. 6th international edition. Pearson

  • Ivancevich, J.M., Konopaske, R. and Matteson, M.T. (2013). Organizational Behavior and Management. 10th edition. Business and Economics.

  • Welch, J. (2005). Winning. New York: Harper Collins.

  • Goleman, D. (2004). What makes a leader? Harvard Business Review.

  • Hofstede,G., Hofstede, G.J. and Minkov, M. (2010). Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill.

  • Hamel, G. (2007). The Future of Management. Harvard Business Review Press.

  • (2017) Zappos family core values.

Please note

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the module and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.

More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module and programme can be found in the departmental or programme handbook.

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Date of Production : May 2017

Date approved by School Learning and Teaching Committee

Date approved by School Board of Study

Date approved by University Learning and Teaching Committee

Date of Annual Review


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