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MSc Organisational Behaviour

Course Description

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

Organisational Behaviour
Learning & Talent Development
Assessment, Performance and Reward
Organisational Behaviour: Theory and Practice
Strategy, Change & Leadership
Research Methods in Human Resource Management & Business and Organisational Behaviour

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

Employee Relations in Context
Accounting for Non-financial Managers
Employee Relations & Counselling
Strategic & International Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Strategic Management
Management of Innovation
Economic Environment of Business

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Visit the MSc Organisational Behaviour page on the Aston University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Aston Excellence Scholarships (All MSc Programmes) - No. of awards TBC

Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000 - £1,500


Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses
Be a self-funded student

Application Procedure

Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the website. The completed form must then be emailed to . Please note that all forms must be completed in full those recived with missing information will not be assessed.

Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.

Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.

Further Information


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 short of these requirements.

Course Fees

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

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