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MSc Organisational Behaviour

This programme develops knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, and is relevant to students who want to develop careers either as general manager or organisational consultants. 

Organisational Behaviour

Why choose this course? 

  • Provides both a theoretical and practical grounding in Organisational Behaviour
  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, well-being of employees, HRM and organisation effectiveness
  • Relevant to students looking to develop careers either as general managers or organisational consultants, and provides an excellent grounding for an academic or research based career

Organisational Behaviour involves the study of individuals and groups within organisational and social contexts, and the study of internal processes and practices as they affect those individuals and groups.  Our MSc programme is relevant to students looking to develop careers either as general managers or organisational consultants, and provides an excellent grounding for an academic or research-based career.

In addition we offer the opportunity to complete Level A and B Psychometric testing training as defined by the British Psychological Society.

This programme is designed for graduates from diverse backgrounds providing both a theoretical and practical grounding in Organisational Behaviour.  These modules will develop knowledge, understanding and skills relating to human behaviour in the workplace, well-being of employees, HRM and organisation effectiveness.  Core modules address topics in organisational behaviour and work psychology, and students select two additional modules from those available within the Aston Business School MSc.

Core Modules:

 

Optional Modules: 

Choose two Modules from the ABS PG programme including, but not limited to, those below (see USB issued at enrolment for further details) subject to pre-requisitesand timetable restrictions

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project

In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment.   

The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation. 

Course Director:    

Dr Claudia Sacramento 
BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr Sacramento completed her PhD Management at Aston in 2008 and previously worked in Portugal as Consultant, providing training of customer care skills, teamwork and management of conflict.  She has published various book chapters with her research interests in individual and team creativity, team processes, team effectiveness, and stressors at the work place.

Teaching staff:    

For information on sector opportunities see the Human Resources and Recruitment overview on the Prospects website.

Most of the career opportunities in the field of organisational behaviour are within management. Possible career prospects include:

  • Management Consultant

  • Human Resources Specialist/Advisor

  • Management Analyst

  • General Manager

  • Academic.

Aston Business School's outstanding student facilities include:

  • A purpose-built suite which is accessible exclusively to Masters students 

  • 24 hours access

  • Free Wi-Fi connection

  • Modern lecture/tutorial rooms

  • Computer labs

  • Lounge area

  • IT equipment and packages and use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Entry Requirements (one of the following):

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)

  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee

  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date

  • A completed application form.

For International Students:

  • An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date

  • Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Duration of programme: Full-time - 12 months
                                              Part-time - 24 months 
Start date: 
September 

Fees: 
UK/EU:          £ 9,350  (2015 fee) 
International:  £15,300 (2015 fee)

Scholarships:

For more information on our scholarships see here.   

Contact details:
Aston Business School Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3200
Email: abspgenquiry@aston.ac.uk

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