United Kingdom, London

Business Psychology

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module introduces students to the key findings and theories concerning how people think, feel and behave in organisations. It is equally relevant to students wishing to gain an understanding of business psychology at the university level as it is to students keen on developing hands-on skills that can be applied in organisational settings. The module focuses on topics such as motivation, negotiations, group and network dynamics, social status, influence, and individual personality. The module features interactive lectures, research exercises, and experiential activities, including individual negotiations, group problem-solving, and using data analysis to make strategic business decisions.

Course leader

Richard Pettinger is Principal Teaching Fellow (Reader) in Management Education at the UCL School of Management, where he teaches general management and foundations of management. He also supervises dissertations, research and consultancy projects. Richar

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). Students must have completed one year of undergraduate study. No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Understand how to use theory and evidence to inform their decisions at work

Know how to critique and offer useful alternatives to dubious management practices

Know the foundational concepts and theories in business psychology, preparing them for further study in organisational behavior, psychology, sociology, or related fields

Have the skill to conduct basic statistical and network analyses to address business issues

Have the skill to improve their outcomes in one-on-one and group negotiations

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.