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2010/2011  BA-HA_E42  Organizational Behaviour

English Title
Organizational Behaviour

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn . Spring
Pending schedule: Mon.:11.40-14.15, week. 36-41, 43-46 This course will also be offered in Spring 2012
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
Secretary Ane Lindgreen Hassing - alh.ioa@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Economic and organizational sociology
  • Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
In the end of this course, the students should be able to:
  • Show a theoretical and practical mastery of the central concepts, approaches and paradigms associated with the actions of organizations and the members of organizations
  • Show an understanding of the historical development of the study of organizations, and the implications this has for the validity of our current understanding of organizational processes
  • Use theories and concepts as tool to analyze concrete cases and situations
  • Refine a personal understanding of what organizational change is, that is to say what changes during organizational change
  • Understand how social, cultural and economic factors interact in organizational settings
Academic qualifications and limitations: The students must document a level in English equal to TOEFL 575 and a level in mathematics equal to Danish level B. Expected participation rate is 200 hours during the course including readings and discussion group participation outside class.
Individual oral examination 20 minutes
Exam Period Winter Term

Oral, individual examination (20 minutes) based on a group synopsis of max.5 pages. Group size: 1-6 students..
Course Content

The primary aim of the course to acquaint the student with contemporary perspectives on how organizations act and how organizations impact the actions of organizational members. The course also seeks to use case material that is relevant to organizations, allowing the student to see how various theories and methodological traditions can be used to generate insight into organizations.

Teaching Methods
The course combines lectures, cases studies, and student case presentations

Martin and Fellenz(2010) Organizational Behaviour, Cengage Learning, Croatia