International

Organisational Behaviour(E)

level of course unit

First Cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• develop an understanding of key organisational behaviour concepts
• Discuss aspects related to individual behaviour in an organisational context
• Discuss various components of group behaviour in an organisational context
• Discuss aspects related to the organisational processes that influence organisational behaviour
• Apply these concepts to various organisational contexts

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Introduction to organisational behavior
Foundations of individual behaviorur
• Perception
• Personality
• Attitudes
• Motivation and engagement
Foundations of group behavior
• Working in groups
• Working in teams
Foundations of the organisational processes
• Organisational culture
Integrating the three levels of organisational behavior

recommended or required reading

Robbins, SP & Judge TA. 2017. Organizational Behavior (17th edn). Boston: Pearson. Chapter 1
Werner, A. (Ed.). 2016. Organisational Behaviour: A contemporary South African perspective (4th edn). Pretoria: Van Schaik. Chapter 3 and 4
Nelson, DL & Quick, JC. 2017. ORGB5. Boston: Cengage. Chapter 9
Sindling, K., Waldstrom, C., Krietner, R. & Kinick, A. 2014. Organisational Behaviour (5th edn). London: McGraw-Hill. Chapter 12

assessment methods and criteria

Presentations, short assignments and summative assignment

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, class discussions, student presentations, team work, readings

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Dr Liezel Massyn

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

Not applicable

course unit code

IP_WS

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Optional

work placement(s)

Not applicable

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