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2014/2015  BA-BEOKU1005U  Organisation

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course coordinator
  • Maria Zapata - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
Last updated on 14-08-2014
Learning objectives
When completing the course the students must demonstrate ability to:
  • apply the different models and theories presented in the course in the analysis of organisational issues
  • explain and compare the different models and theories presented in the course, as well as discuss their strengths and weaknesses when applied to selected examples / empirical cases
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 Group exam, max. 5 students in the group
The students write a synopsis in groups of 2-5 students, and hand in the synopsis 3 weeks before the oral exam.
Length: Maximum 5 pages regardless of group-size.

Individual oral exam in curriculum based on a group synopsis and the grade is based on an overall assessment. However, in such a way that
it is predominantly the oral presentation, which is the basis for grading.
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Exam Language: English
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
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Make-up exam:
If the student produced and handed in the required synopsis for the ordinary exam, but had fallen ill at the ordinary oral examination, then the oral examination for the make-up exam will be based upon the synopsis.

If the student did not pass the oral exam, the retake will be held as the ordinary exam, following the same general guidelines.
Course content and structure
The primary aim of the course is to equip the students with theories and models which enable them to understand and analyze organisational issues related to the following: groups and teams in organisations, the relationship between the individual and the organisation, organisational structure, and management in organisations.

The course seeks to use relevant case material, thereby allowing the students to see how the various theories and models can be used to generate insight into organisations.
Teaching methods
Teaching methods consist of lectures and tutorials where the students, both individually and in groups, work with exercises based on relevant cases. In week 41 and 46 the students will complete and hand in 3 page assignments in groups of 2-3 students.
Student workload
Class Participation 34 hours
Preparation for classes 75 hours
Group assignements 23 hours
Exam, incl. write-up for synopsis and preparation for oral examination 75 hours
Expected literature
Andrzej A. Huczynski and David A. Buchanan, Organizational Behaviour (7th Ed.)
Last updated on 14-08-2014