Courses Bachelor Display 2015-2016
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|Course title||Organisational Behaviour|
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|Language of instruction||English|
After the completion of this course students should
be familiar with advanced theories of organisational behaviour (OB) that help in understanding why people and groups in organisations behave as they do;
be able to read, understand and critically evaluate different types of academic literature: large-scale studies, case studies, theoretical articles, and review articles;
be able to conduct reasonably sophisticated discussions about conflicting approaches and to form well-founded and - where necessary - critical opinions on these approaches;
be able to apply OB concepts for diagnosing and analysing problems in organisations and to use this knowledge for suggesting and evaluating problem solutions.
This course will build on topics discussed during other courses in the major of Organisation. While comparative management addresses the cultural impact on management decisions, Organisational design the structural decision made by management, Organisational behaviour will focus on what people actually do in an Organisation and how their behaviour affects Organisational performance. A manager can design an Organisation fitting its institutional environment, but Organisational performance can remain at a low level if the employees within an Organisation have: low motivation, high stress level and power conflicts. This course will thus focus on employment related situations. Topics discussed on an individual level will be: motivation, perception, learning and attitudes. On a group level the topics are: group decision making, teams and power and conflict.
To be announced at Eleum.
Students should have basic knowledge of Organisational theory. Prior courses in the field of Organisation, management and Organisational design are advantageous.
An advanced level of English
|Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork|
|Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||Final Paper / Participation|
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