Mastery of Management Graduate Diploma on Organisational Design & Behaviour

Pan Africa Skills & Consulting Ltd
Blended study mode
Brunei House, 3rd Floor I Witu Road off Lusaka Road P.O. Box 16481 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
1 year
Jun 18 - Jun 18 2020

Course Description

The Program provides the ability to analyse the structure, processes and management of organisations, and the ‘tools’ to search for the most appropriate ways of improving organisational performance and effectiveness.  It provides a framework for understanding the order and systems of command through which the work of the organisation is undertaken, and outlines the attention needing to be given to key organisational principles and the consideration of structure.  The Program explains and shows how to develop organisational effectiveness, and the importance of the role of management as an integrating activity.

Mode of Study: Distance Learning
Course intake on going!!



Course Outline

On completion of this course you will be able to know:
  • Module 1: The Context of Management and Organisational Behaviour:
The changing nature of organisational behaviour and work organisation
The relevance of management and organisational behaviour theories
Organisational environment and culture
Contrasting 19th, 20th and 21st century management
  • Module 2: The Nature of Organisational Behaviour:
Organisational behaviour and influences on behaviour in organisations
Behavioural science - a multi-disciplinary approach
Organisational effectiveness and management as an integrating activity
Psychology, culture and organisational behaviour

  • Module 3: Approaches to Organisation and Management
Management theory: classical approaches, scientific management, bureaucracy, structuralism
Management theory approaches: human relations, systems, contingency
Other approaches to the study of organisations, the decision-making approach, social action
Benefits to the manager and applications of organisation theory in practice

  • Module 4: The Nature of Organisations
Organisations: formal and informal, private and public sector, production and service
Functions and components of an organisation, activity, authority and organisations
Organisations as open systems, interactions with the environment, sub-systems
The analysis of work organisations, contingency models, technology and managing technical change

  • Module 5: Organisational Goals
The nature, functions and integration of organisational goals
Classification and alteration of organisational goals
Organisational ideologies and principles, values and beliefs
Objectives and policy, multiple objectives and actuality
  • Module 6: Organisational Strategy and Responsibilities
The need for strategy, the concept of synergy
SWOT analysis, the management of opportunities and risks
Social responsibilities of organisations, stakeholders
Corporate social responsibility, business ethics, values, related legislation

  • Module 7: Organisation Structure and Design
The nature, importance and design of good structure; effect on organisational behaviour
Levels of organisation, hierarchy, objectives, spans of control, the scalar chain
Task and element functions, division of work, centralisation and decentralisation
Structures: flat, formal, line and staff, project teams and matrix organisation

  • Module 8: Patterns of Structure and Work Organisation
Variables influencing organisation structure, size, technology, environment, flexibility
Studies and theorists: Woodward, Perrow, Burns and Stalker, Lawrence and Lorsch
Mixed and alternative forms of organisation structure, the contingency approach
Delegation and manager-subordinate relationships, control, empowerment

  • Module 9: Technology and Organisations
Developments, adoption and introduction of new technology
The influence of social, political and contextual factors
Managerial and employee involvement in technical change
Acceptance of technical change, job redesign and work humanization

Admission Requirements
University Degree or
Diploma with experience

Price: KES 68,200

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