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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI4O410: Managing People (EBS)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 10 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N1T817 Business Administration (Dual Award)

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None

Aims

  • To develop students' understanding of the nature of organisation behaviour and human resource management.
  • To develop a critical understanding of a range of contemporary organisation behaviour and human resource management concepts, theories and techniques.
  • To appreciate how organisation behaviour and human resource management concepts, theories and techniques can be applied in organisational settings.
  • To increase students' professional effectiveness as leaders and managers.

Content

  • Organisation Behaviour:
  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational communication
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Motivation and meaning of work
  • Managing groups and team
  • Human Resource Management:
  • The employment relationship
  • Recruitment and recruitment
  • Performance management and appraisal
  • Training and development
  • Reward and recognition
  • Managing equality and diversity

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • a specialist knowledge of the nature of organisation behavior and human resource management and how they apply in practice;
  • a critical appreciation of the assumptions, implications and limitations of organisation behaviour and human resource management;
  • a critical perspective of how organisation behaviour and human resource management apply in practice.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will have:
  • advanced skills in, and a critical understanding of, the process of organisation behaviour and human resource management.
Key Skills:
  • Written Communication
  • Planning, organising and time management
  • Problem solving and analysis

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes are met through classroom-based workshops, supported by online resources. The workshops consist of a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies, and discussion. Online resources provide preparatory material for the workshops – typically consisting of directed reading and video content.
  • The formative assessment will consist of a group exercise based on one of the case studies.
  • Summative assessment will consist of an individual assignment based on an organisation of the student’s choice. This will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 6 Over a 3-day teaching block 4.5 hours 27
Webinars / online videos 2
Preparation, reading and other independent study 71
Total 100

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written assignment in the form of an organisational analysis 3000 words max 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

Group exercise based on one of the case studies, on which feedback will be provided.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University