Principles of Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management for Accounting and Finance (N1585)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

You explore the causes and effects of human interaction in an organisation. This includes examining how humans acting individually or in a group influence the organisation.

You learn how organisational performance depends on appropriate incentives to individuals, effective teams, an attractive job environment and a managed organisational structure.

Focusing on these issues, the module is divided into four themes based on the level of analysis:

  • individual
  • group
  • organisational and human resource management.

At the individual level you look at the individual's contribution to the organisation and the factors affecting their behaviour.

At group level, the nature and significance of groups in organisations is discussed. The range of skills required for effective team work and factors affecting working in group are also explored.

At organisational level, organisational design and culture, inspiring workers through norms, beliefs and behaviour or management at work place, is explained.

Finally, in the human resource section of the module you learn about the aspects of developing human capital through recruitment, training and development and reward, which create a sustainable commitment to organisational goals and ensure high performance.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Group presentation)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 32 hours of contact time and 118 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.