THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Organizational Behaviour (P02879)
Organisations are collections of individuals each allocated a set of tasks, the effective fulfilment of which should facilitate the attainment of organisational goals. Designing those tasks and motivating organisational members to perform them well is a fundamental task of all managers. Organisations are also structural configurations, and decisions on the location of jobs and people within the organisation's structures are commonly linked with successful organisational performance. The management of people and organisational processes are clearly strategic issues.
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students should be able to
- describe key debates in relation to a range of organisational process and the management of people
- explain the similarities and dissimilarities between contending explanations of organisational processes
- give examples of the applicability of organisational analysis to real managerial issues
- compare and contrast alternative frameworks for understanding organisational functioning
- synthesise and evaluate complex debates in the subject area
Assessment is by one essay (30% of marks), to be submitted by week 8 of the course and an examination (70%). The examination will consist of 6 questions from which the students will answer 3. The exam will have a duration of 2 hours.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Rachel Allan
Prof Sandra Nutley
School Website : http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/