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Organisational Theory and Practice

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13802

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Marek Korczynski

Credits & Level: 10 Credits, Level 3

Pre-requisites: N11612 (Work and Society) AND N11613 (Organisational Behaviour) AND N12425 (Human Resource Management).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: All part II Business School students with the required pre-requisites.

Delivery: 11 x ninety-minute lectures and 2 x sixty minute tutorials

Assessment: 3,000 word individual coursework (100%)

Summary of Content Examination of key forms of social theory, both classical, and more contemporary versions. Consideration of the applicability of these theories in relation to organisations and work.

Aims To build upon the student's knowledge gained from Work and Society module, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of analysing organisations and work through prisms of different social theories.

Key Words: Social theory, work, organisation, employment.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk
  • The need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and sustainably and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • People management, to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time
  • Articulating and effectively explaining information



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