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People in Organisations

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This module will give you an introduction to the key themes, concepts and theories in the study of managing people in organisations.

Particular attention is paid to organisations as the nodal points of human interaction within the business world, focusing on both the social and the psychological aspects of these relations.

This is a core module on the Pathway to a degree in Business Management, Marketing, and Accounting.

Learning and teaching

This module includes tutor-led classroom sessions and student-led seminars.

There will be two Saturday schools to enhance your study skills. Your learning and teaching for this module is underpinned by self-directed study.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio.

Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting.

Reading suggestions

As a student on this course you must join and use the University library and computing facilities.

Initial reading

  • Laurie J. Mullins (2013, 10th edition) Management and organisational behaviour, New York: Prentice Hall
  • Fiona Wilson (2010, 3rd edition) Organizational behaviour and work: a critical introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.