Course Description

Course Name

Organizational Behavior and Management

Session: VPRS3121

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The corporation was once completely focused on economics, finance and accounting. In today?s ultra-competitive and demanding economy , the business climate can no longer rely on the sale of a simply efficient service or trustworthy product to guarantee profit and turnover. Technology, transport, free-trade, outsourcing and offshoring are some of the revolutionary business forces which have transformed the corporate community into an interconnected local village. Borders, countries, languages, philosophies unite to expand the culture of a company across oceans of market share and centuries of geo- political lifestyle . Today organizational behavior and modern management theory have opened us to an entirely new vision of the workplace offering valuable guidelines into the heart of a business, and its most valuable asset: HUMAN BEINGS.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course will explore the fundamentals of management applied to the impact individuals, groups and structure have on the performance of a company, so as to maximize productivity, efficiency and profit. :
Presence in class is mandatory. More than 2 absences will lead to a failing grade.
 
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Understand the key concepts of organizational behavior and apply them to develop solutions for improving organizational performance.
  • Recognize the various individual, group and system variables that influence behavior in organizations and be familiar with a range of strategies to positively affect those variables.
  • Examine challenges to effective organizational communication and identify good practices.
  • Differentiate between leadership, and management and use these differences to both improve organizational behavior and enhance students? own career paths.
  • Investigate Organizational Structure, Culture, Change and Human Resource Policies and Practices
  • Assess the impact in the work place of globalization, cultural differences, workforce diversity, and ethics and identify strategies for enhancing individual and organizational performance.
MANDATORY TEXTBOOK Organizational Behavior, 17th edition, by Robbins/Judge, Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2016. Previous editions are not permitted. ISBN- 13 : 978-1-292-14630-0
 
TESTS, PRESENTATIONS, MIDTERM & FINAL EXAMS:
Midterm exam- 35%,Final exam ? 30%, Cases/assignments/group projects (written and oral)/ participation ? 35%

*Course content subject to change