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BU4522 Exploring Organisational Experiences

(15 ECTS credits)


Professor David Coghlan

Module Content/Outline:

This module takes an “inquiry for the inside” approach and teaches students to attend to their experience of working in an organisation and how they seek to understand and to form critical judgements about what goes on in that organisation. This module flags an advanced management competence.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Attend to their cognitive processes in an organisation in which they have direct experience by means of a general empirical method
  • Engage in critical thinking

Lectures &Tutorials/Contact hours:

  • 1 2-hour lecture per week
  • 1 mandatory seminar per week

Recommended Texts/Key Reading:

Coghlan, David. Inside Organizations. SAGE, 2016.


Participation comprising: 3 brief hand-ins (spread across the module), seminar attendance, and a reflective journal to be kept which will be inspected: 20%
2 individual papers: 20% and 30% %
End of year examination (3 hours): 30%

Dates for submission for individual papers:

To be advised

Penalties for late submission:

5% for each working day late, or part thereof.

Students unable to submit a term assignment for medical reasons must produce a medical certificate to the School of Business Studies office within three working days of the missed submission date. Certificates received after that time will not be accepted.


3-hr examination.

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