Module/Course Description

Course Title: Organizational Behaviour

Course Code: UU-BBA-3012

Programme: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration - MW

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

 Objectives of the Course:

• Collect and analyze data for the purpose of resolving an issue(s) directly related to organizational behaviour.
• Undertake, complete and submit a project using appropriate planning, methodological, evaluative and presentational techniques.
• Develop competencies, together with intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, through participation in a group project.
• Analyze the influence of students own background and behavior and develop student sensitivity to others.
• Critically evaluate the nature and effects of preconceptions and
• Confidently interacted with others in a number of organizational settings.
• Develop a range of core (or transferable) skills, including: communication - orally and in writing problem – solving learning to learn (use of resources) and team-working.

Learning Outcomes

 

1. Discuss individual behavior, values and personality (students should be able to describe the multidisciplinary origins of the study of organizational behaviour, describe some of the factors that influence personality and apply and/or give examples of at least 4 theories of human motivation.

2. Summarize the perceptions, learning, emotions, attitudes, and motivation in organizations (students should acquire knowledge in applying motivational theories to resolve problems of employee absenteeism, turnover, stress, job satisfaction, job performance and organizational commitment.

3. Discuss high performance team development and explore the foundations of team dynamics. (Students should acquire knowledge on organizational factors affecting teams,

recognize organizational cultures in which groups function).

4. Discuss high performance team development (students’ knowledge should acquiredescribe the way teams contribute to the organization describe the methods for team

formation, recognize the stages of team development, describe the factors affecting selection of team members, distinguish between team norms and team roles and describe

decision-making processes within teams).

5. Communicating in teams and organizations (students should acquire abilities and in identifying why effective communication systems are particularly important in a pluralistic, multicultur l workforce).

6. Compare and contrast power and influence in organizations (students should acquire knowledge of the different forms of power and how its influence the organization performance, explain the difference between equity and equality from a coalition formation perspective , students should be able to demonstrate an ability to apply the dependence theory of power in simulated exercises and class activities).

7. Explain the difference between equity and equality from a coalition formation perspective (students should be able to demonstrate an ability to apply the dependence theory of power in simulated exercises and class activities).

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103

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