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Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Group C

Kurs ID
MGMT402
Art des Kurses
BSc Kurs
Wochenstunden
2,0
ECTS
3.0
Semester
FS 2019
Vortragssprache
Englisch
Vortragende/r
Dr. Steffen Löv
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Organizational behavior (OB) is the study of individuals and groups within an organizational context, and the study of internal processes and practices as they affect individuals and groups. OB investigates the impact individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness.

The course gradually broadens the level of perspective, building up on the individual level perspective developed in the courses on Psychology, including perceptions, personality, attitudes, motivation, and emotions. It proceeds to a dyadic and group level perspective on culture, leadership, and team processes. It concludes with an organizational level perspective on human resource practices and organizational change.

Learning topics include:

  • Organizational Structure
  • Teamwork
  • National and Organizational Culture
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change
Date Time
Tuesday, 22.01.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 29.01.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 05.02.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 08.02.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 12.02.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 19.02.2019 08:00 - 11:15
The course book that contains the preparation chapters listed above is: Robbins, S.P. & Judge, T.A. Organizational Behavior, published by Pearson. Any edition after 2010 is fine, the provided chapters are from the 18th edition. To account for potential differences in the chapter structure between different editions, please make sure the chapter refers to the relevant lecture topic. The course book is available in the library; it is also available for purchase from most book dealers, either as a printed book or as an e-book. Additionally, you will be provided with scientific or practitioner articles which shall help you to deepen your knowledge in the topics discussed. Chapters and articles which are mandatory readings will be provided on Moodle. For each lecture, the slides may contain references that point you to additional literature. It is highly encouraged that you read at least a few original articles per lecture topic.
Some lectures may feature exercises that are done in small groups. These exercises serve the purpose of skill development. Participation in these exercises will help you to reflect on the topics discussed in class and will occasionally be monitored.
The course will be assessed with Quizzes and Reflection Notes. The quizzes will be consisting of Multiple-choice questions answered on Moodle. The reflection notes shall be prepared as pdf-files and uploaded on Moodle as well.

It is possible to obtain a total of 90 points, 60 from reflection notes and 30 from quizzes. In each of the six quizzes it is possible to collect 6 points (0.5 points for each correct answer), thus the quiz with the lowest number of points will not be included in the assessment. If you miss a quiz or miss to hand in a reflection note by the set deadline, it cannot be re-taken.

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