COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: ESSENTIALS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
BUS 107 B 1 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Xhimi Hysa
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: A survey of concepts and theories seeking to understand and explain individual and group behavior in organizations. Perception, motivation, leadership and group dynamics applied to the organizational settings, learning and organizational behavior modification, job attitude and satisfaction, conflict management, managing organizational change and stress.
Course Objectives: This course defines organizations as work settings. It is focused on the linkage between the individual, the group, and the whole organization. Specifically, the course describes the value of the correlation between work and family, individuals and teams, organizations and society in the quest of future prosperity. It plays a crucial role on determining students’ capabilities that help them choose the right way and course of action with the intention to contribute the most on their individual and organizational performance throughout their career. The teaching methodology and pedagogy are multidisciplinary and relies on different methods and techniques. The classical theoretical part is integrated with the practical one. The later includes case studies, teamwork exercises, self assessment and “meaning catch-out” (including articles, videos, etc). The main objective is to acknowledge the students about the importance of the human behaviors and their commitment in the organizations. Also to increase their knowledge, perspective, abilities and skills in order to be prepared on becoming the leaders of tomorrow’s people in organizations.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introducing Organizational Behavior
2 Diversity, Personality, and Values
3 Perception, Attribution, and Learning
4 Emotions, Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction
5 Motivation Theories
6 Motivation and Performance
7 The Nature of Teams
8 Teamwork and Team Performance
9 Decision Making and Creativity
10 Conflict and Negotiation
11 Communication and Collaboration
12 Power and Politics
13 The Leadership Process
14 Leader Traits and Behavioral Styles
Prerequisite(s): -
Textbook: Uhl-Bien, M., Schermerhorn, J. R., & Osborn, R.N. (2014). Organizational Behavior, 13th Ed. USA: Wiley
Other References: Luthans, F. (2011). Organizational Behavior. An Evidence-Based Approach, 12th Ed. New York: McGraw Hill. Griffin, R.W., Moorhead, G. (2014). Organizational Behavior. Managing People and Organizations, 11th Ed. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Knowing the perceptual world of people in organizations.
2 Understanding people's emotions, personality and values.
3 Determining the conditions of motivation and team-working.
4 Dissolving conflicts and enhancing influence through power and communication.
5 Managing diversity through inclusive leadership.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
40
Final Exam
1
40
Other
1
20
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignments
Final examination 1 14 14
Other 7 3 21
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5