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Understanding Organisations


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 3
  • Convenor: Sean Hamil
  • Assessment: individual coursework of 1500 words (100%)

Module description

On this Foundation Year module we consider organisations, their structure and culture, and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. You will have the opportunity to construct your own formal and informal organisational charts for an organisation.

Indicative syllabus

  • The nature, purpose and types of organisations
  • The key features of effective organisations
  • The relationship between organisational structure, culture and performance
  • Methods of communication in organisations
  • The role and importance of power, politics, conflict in organisations
  • Theories of individual behaviour and their relevance in the workplace
  • Contemporary issues in organisations