UCL Module Catalogue


Communication and Behaviour in Organisations (MSIN0003)

Key information

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 examination
10% In-class quiz 1
10% Class presentation
10% In-class quiz 2
10% In-class quiz 3
10% Presentation of class discussion materials
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Dr Miha Stan
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.