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2017/2018  BA-BHAAV1054U  CANCELED_Organizational Behaviour

English Title
CANCELED_Organizational Behaviour

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 100
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Morten Thanning Vendelø - Department of Organization (IOA)
Contact information: student-hub
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
  • Organisational behaviour
Last updated on 19-09-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: Upon completion of the course, the students must be able to:
  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical mastery of the central concepts and theories associated with actions of organizations and the members of organizations.
  • Apply theories and concepts as tool to explain and analyze contemporary organizational cases and situations.
  • Analyze processual, cultural, structural and environmental conditions affecting contemporary organizations.
  • Discuss human motives, interaction, collaboration, culture and norms in organizations.
Course prerequisites
Academic qualifications and limitations: The students are expected to have 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.
Organizational Behavior:
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-5
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 Winter and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam Home assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 10 pages
Assignment type: Case based assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Description of the exam procedure

In the oral exam, the synopsis is used as basis for the discussion. The examination will cover both the synopsis itself and the theory applied.


Please use the formal requirements for written assignments, which can be found on my.cbs.dk.  Each student receives an individual grade.



Course content and structure

The primary aim of the course is to acquaint the student with contemporary perspectives on how organizations act and how organizations impact the actions of organizational members. The purpose is to encourage an active and questioning approach to behavior in organizations and to align case studies, theory and methodical traditions when explore the challenges and potentials in contemporary organizations.  

Teaching methods
The course combines lectures, cases studies, student case presentations and online exercises
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be provided to student presentations in the class.
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

Huczynski, Andrej A., Buchanan, David A., 2013,  Organizational Behaviour, Eight edition, Pearson (ISBN 978-0-273-77481-5)   

Last updated on 19-09-2017