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2013/2014  BA-HA_E42  Organizational Behaviour

English Title
Organizational Behaviour

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn, Spring, Fourth Quarter
Changes in course schedule may occur
Tuesday 11.40-14.25, week 15,17,19-21 and
wednesday 11.40-14.15 week 15-22
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 100
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Morten Thanning Vendelø - Department of Organization (IOA)
Secretary Ane Lindgreen Hassing - alh.ioa@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Economic and organizational sociology
Last updated on 14-10-2013
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
Course prerequisites
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 exam based on written product:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn Term and Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
The make-up/re-exam will be held as a 4 day home assignment. There is a strict maximum length of 10 pages.
Course content and structure

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, group case preparations and student case presentations
Student workload
Readings before lectures 70 hours
Group case preparations 30 hours
Attending class 30 hours
Preparing presentation 10 hours
Group exam preparation 20 hours
Individual preparation for exam 40 hours
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 14-10-2013