Module/Course Description

Course Title: Organizational Behavior

Course Code: UU-BBA-1202-UG

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - BL

Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

This course/module deals with human behavior in a variety of organizations. It exposes students to approaches and processes that can help in effectively leading and managing others in organizations. This course is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the history and development of Organizational Behavior (OB) theories and concepts. The body of knowledge focuses on how the attributes and behaviors of individuals and groups influence the culture, design, ethics, learning and structure of an organization.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are: 

  1. To develop an understanding of key Organizational Behavior concepts and how they apply to the world of work
  2. To improve team skills and gain an appreciation of team dynamics
  3. To investigate sources of power and motivation, thereby setting a clearer path to earn the commitment of others
  4. To learn to navigate conflict and make better organizational decisions
  5. To commit to creating and being part of a better place to work via analysis and interpretation of organizational culture  and to enable positive change in organizations by understanding key factors in implementing change and uncovering the transitions people experience when faced with it

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:

  1. To analyze individual and group behavior, and understand the implications of organizational behavior on the process of management
  2. To identify different motivational theories and evaluate motivational strategies used in a variety of organizational settings
  3. To evaluate the appropriateness of various leadership styles and conflict management strategies used in organizations
  4. To describe and assess the basic design elements of organizational structure and evaluate their impact on employees
  5. To explain how organizational change and culture affect working relationships within organizations

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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