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Organizational Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour

6 ECTS credits
180 h study time

Offer 2 with catalog number 4018727EER for all students in the 1st semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Possible
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Yes
Enrollment requirements
Alvorens men zich mag inschrijven voor 'Organisatiepsychologie' moet men geslaagd zijn voor 'Arbeids-& personeelspsychologie'
Taught in
English
Faculty
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Responsible organisation
Experimental and Applied Psychology
Educational Team:
Activities and contact hours
  • 26 contact hours Lecture
  • 4 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
  • 152 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course content

For these lectures a textbook is used as a guideline, and additional (own) research papers may be added during the meetings.
The topics covered relate to organization success, teams and teamwork, influencing, political behavior, power, conflicts, decision making processes, organisation structure and design, change processes, organization development.
Some additional topics may be added ad hoc.
Some of the themes are to be studied individually.

Course material
  • Handbook (Required): Organizational behavior, chapters 1-8-12-14-16-17 + personal study: ch. 10-11-13, Buelens M. e.a., London: McGraw-Hill, 2011
  • Digital course material (Required): Additional papers may be added during class sessions (and made available through Pointcarré)
Additional info

Sinding K., Walstrom C, e.a. (2014)  "Organisational behavior", (5th edition). London: McGraw-Hill. - chapters 1-8-12-14-16 + personal study: ch. 10-11-13

Additional papers may be added during class sessions (and will be made available through Pointcarré)

Programme Objectives

General competencies

Taught in English.
The professor/holder can decide to teach in Dutch if there are no registrations of non-Dutch speaking students for the course (see learning agreements of incoming Socrates-exchange-students).

The student will be able to
1. position a number of themes related to organizational psychology, and illustrate their context, in a independent way
2. critically evaluate (insights, relations, relevance) organizational situations and their influencing factors, in view of an improvement of effectiveness and taking employees' needs into account
3. integrate themes from previous courses in view of a more effective organizations functioning
4. critically assess related research

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

  • Oral Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

Oral theoretical exam with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Note: Oral theoretical exam with written preparation time (3 questions - first and second session.

Examples of exam questions:
- how may knowledge management be related to a learning organization
- explain how impression management is related to influencing tactics, as well as to organizational power

Additional info with regard to grading

Oral theoretical exam with written preparation time (3 questions - first and second session).

Examples of exam questions:
- how may knowledge management be related to a learning organization
- explain how impression management is related to influencing tactics, as well as to organizational power