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MGMT6048 - Organisational Behaviour

Title:Organisational Behaviour
Long Title:Organisational Behaviour
Module Code:MGMT6048
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Author: Sharon Lehane
Module Description: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the key principles and practices of organisational behaviour and give an insight into the key dynamics of individual and group behaviour and their impact on the organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the individual processes and behaviour which pertain to organisational behaviour.
LO2 Identify and discuss the key issues in relation to group processes and the impact of group dynamics on organisation behaviour.
LO3 Compare and contrast the various motivational theories implemented in organisations.
LO4 Describe the historical and current styles of leadership behaviour.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Perception / Individual Behaviour
Perception, perception errors; attribution and attitudes.
Motivation in organisations
Perspectives on motivation; Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory; expectancy theory; goal-setting theory; using reward systems to motivate performance.
Leadership, Power & Politics
Leadership theories; leadership traits; leadership behaviours.
Groups / Team work
Work groups and teams; group behaviour; group formation and development; group cohesiveness; empowerment; creating self-managed teams; teamwork for productivity and quality.
The Learning Organisation
Learning theories, learning behaviours, how people learn.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project For example - a group based project reviewing individual and group processes in an organisation of your choice. 1,2 30.0 Week 8
Written Report Students will analyse and provide practical examples for a number of organisational behaviour elements e.g. perceptual errors, team working and motivational and leadership theories. 1,2,3,4 70.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips and Stanley M. Gully 2017, Organizational Behavior/ Managing People and Organizations, 12th Ed., Cengage Learning E-book Available: (IBSN: 9781473745148). Hardcover - [ISBN: 9781305501393]
  • Ricky Griffin 2016, Fundamentals of Management, 8th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781285849041]
  • Dr Andrzej A Huczynski & Prof David A Buchanan 2013, Organizational Behaviour, 8th Ed., Pearson E-Book Available: (ISBN: 9781292008783). Hardcover - [ISBN: 9780273774815]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Siobhan D. Tiernan, Michael J. Morley 2013, Modern Management: Theory and Practice, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717156320]
  • Michele Kehoe 2013, Make that Grade - Organisational Behaviour, 2nd Ed., 2,4,7,8,9, Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717156337]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BHRMN_7 Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management 1 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 1 Mandatory
CR_BMNGT_7 Bachelor of Business in Management 2 Mandatory
CR_BCPPR_6 Certificate in HR Management and Development 1 Mandatory
CR_BSUMA_6 Certificate in Supervisory Management 1 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 1 Mandatory

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