- Faculty of Engineering Sciences
- Teaching department
- UCL School of Management
- Credit value
Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
This course will help you appreciate the contribution of the behavioural sciences to our understanding of how organisations function. It will emphasise how an understanding of individual and group behaviour can improve both the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations. There are three broad sections:
1) Individual Behaviour. Understanding the nature of individual differences and how they affect our behaviour at work. These include the way we perceive things, our attitudes, and our personalities and drivers of motivation.
2) Group Behaviour. Exploring what happens when individuals function, perform and interact with each other as part of a group (e.g. potential dysfunctions of communication and coordination in groups; managing group conflict and interdependencies, etc.).
3) Organisations. The end part of the course explores topics related to creativity and innovation, culture at both the individual and organisational level of analysis, and classic and contemporary theories of leadership.
Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year
Intended teaching term: Term 2 Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)
Teaching and assessment
- Mode of study
- Methods of assessment
50% Unseen three-hour written examination10% In-class quiz 110% Class presentation10% In-class quiz 210% In-class quiz 310% Presentation of class discussion materials
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Dr Miha Stan
- Who to contact for more information
This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.