SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3N109209
Module Leader Gillian Kellock Hay
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module will examine the effects and interaction of structures, systems, culture and environment on the behaviour of the individuals and groupsof people who work in organisations. It will also help students to develop transferable skills for their industrial placement / research project and eventual working life.


1 How we form attitudes and learn about the behaviour of others. 2 How we perceive others and interpret their behaviour. 3 Motivation. What makes people want to work. 4 Designing jobs. 5 Managing groups of people. 6 Problems with groups. 7 J Leadership of groups. 8 Organisation structure and systems. 9 Introduction to Organisational Change10 Organisational culture.11 Managing Conflict.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:- understand the theoretical background to behaviour of individuals, groups and organisations in industrial society.- understand the implications of these for managers in organisations- work effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of situations.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

,The course will be presented by lecturers, providing the appropriate theory and concepts; ,seminars, involving group discussions and exercises which will illustrate the theory.

Indicative Reading

BUCHANAN, D and HUCZYNSKI, A, Organisational Behaviour (3rd Edition) Prentice Hall 1997

Transferrable Skills

- development of self-awareness in interpersonal functioning and greater sensitivity to the behaviour of others- to work effectively in a group- to work effectively within an organisation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FDL) 100.00
Lectures (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Web based seminars 60.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Assessment (FDL) 20.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 50.00 40% OPEN BOOK
Coursework 0.00 50.00 40% CASE STUDY REPORT