Managing Organisational Behaviour (Taster Course)

Professional / Short Course
12 Weeks x 1 Evening (1.5 Hours)
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

This module is designed to provide learners with a clear insight into the behaviours within an organisation.

The importance of having an understanding of organisational behaviour is vital from both the individual and management’s perspective. This module focuses on the interrelationship between the individual, the group dynamic, and the internal environment within an organisation.


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why study Organisational Behaviour at Griffith College?

This course is a singular module taken from the Diploma in Business Management and runs one evening a week for 12 weeks.

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate the organisational factors that contribute to success within the business sector.
  • Discuss and evaluate the main theories of motivation and their application in the current business environment.
  • Assess the importance of good structure for organisational performance.
  • Explain the importance of culture and diversity within the business environment.
  • Recognise the importance of a supportive learning environment in organisations.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • On Campus: September*
  • Online: September*


*Subject to sufficient numbers

See timetable for course dates.


Course Details


  • Nature of Organisational Behaviour
  • Approaches to Organisation and Management

  • The Meaning and Nature of Organisational Structure
  • The Design of Organisation Structure
  • Division of Work

  • Organisational Culture
  • The Importance of Culture
  • The Nature of Organisational Change
  • The Management of Organisational Change

  • Managerial and Leadership Styles and Power
  • Elements of Organisation Control
  • Delegation and Empowerment
  • Behavioural Factors in Control Systems

  • The Meaning and Importance of Groups and Teams
  • Role Relationships
  • Group Values and Norms

  • Needs and Expectations at Work
  • Theories of Motivation
  • The Meaning and Nature of Job Satisfaction

  • Managing individuals at work
  • Personality
  • Diversity Management and Organisations

  • Learning and the Individual
  • The Learning Organisation
  • Facilitating Learning

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Importance of Ethics

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


On Campus

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday the 25th September 2024.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from over 12 weeks.



  • Sep: 25
  • Oct: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Nov: 13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11, 18


Online Delivery

Classes will be delivered live online using Zoom and will commence on Thursday, 26th September 2024. 

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 12 weeks, course dates outlined below.​


  • Sep: 26
  • Oct: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Nov: 14, 21, 28
  • Dec: 05, 12, 19


Course dates are subject to change. Contact [email protected] for further information.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Griffith College is accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 395.00


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