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Organizational Theory and Behavior
– BUS 5113: Learning Materials

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To best prepare for your future studies, please review the below preparation resources. We encourage you to use the time before starting your first term, to get a taste of the topics of your upcoming courses. There’s no better time to start than now! Good luck with your studies!

 

Learn Organizational Theory and Behavior

Course Overview

This course is designed to expose the student to the fundamental principles with which to understand human behavior inside public organizations. The course examines various theories developed in an attempt to explain and predict employee behavior in an organizational context. This course investigates individual and interpersonal behavior in organizations, including personality, decision-making, personal perceptions, teamwork, conflict, leadership, power, ethics and influence. In addition, this course seeks to analyze organizational-level factors affecting behavior, including change management, internal reward systems, culture, and organizational communication.

 

Preparation Resources

  • Laegaard, J., & Bendslev, M. (2006). Organizational Theory. Retrieved from http://bookboon.com/en/organizational-theory-ebook

Organizational Theory and Behavior – BUS 5113 -Course Schedule and Topics:

 

Week 1: Unit 1– Introduction to Organizational Theory and Behavior

 

Week 2: Unit 2– The Role of Ethics in Organizational Behavior

 

Week 3: Unit 3– The Employee Component

 

Week 4: Unit 4– Communication and the Influence of Individual Perception

 

Week 5: Unit 5– Organizational Culture and Change

 

Week 6: Unit 6– The Art of Working with Teams

 

Week 7: Unit 7– Leadership and Power

 

Week 8: Unit 8- Organizational Conflict