Checking date: 26/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Organizational Behaviour
Master In Business Administration - MBA (Plan: 466 - Estudio: 301)

Coordinating teacher: MELERO MARTIN, EDUARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirement
KNOWLEDGE: 1. Define organizational behavior and describe the contents of organizational behavior considered as a field of study. 2. Learn the impact of individual features, such as biographic characteristics or personality, on organizational behavior. 3. Learn the basic elements of the perception process and how to anticipate them in communication and decision-making. 4. Describe the process of motivation and its applications to different real-life situations 5. Identify the key factors that explain group behavior. 6. Summarize the conclusions from the different theories of leadership. 7. Be able to analyze the communication process and its components in order to apply them to real-life situations. 8. Analyze the process of conflict and identify its causes. 9. Analyze the elements of organizational culture their influence on organization ethics. SKILLS: 10. Develop the ability to work autonomously under pressure in the solving of real cases. 11. Develop teamwork skills and learn to use techniques that optimize group decision-making. 12. Develop the ability to lead and motivate others. ATTITUDES 13. Build a solid ethical background for decision making and conflict management. 14. Learn how to increase employee commitment in organizations. 15. Develop an entrepreneurial attitude with respect to organizational change.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Class 1: Basic concepts of Organizational Behavior Class 2: Individual behavior in organizations Class 3: Perception processes and Biases Class 4: Decision making Class 5: Values, attitudes and ethics Class 6: Motivation in organizations Class 7: Group dynamics and teamwork Class 8: Leadership: treats and stiles Class 9: Organizational culture and inclusion of diverse employee groups Class 10: Managing organizational change and equipping employees to adapt
Learning activities and methodology
- Classes will take place in two 1.5-hour weekly sessions, which will be taught in a row with a 15-minute break between them. - Each class will consist of (a) the discussion of the study of a case that must be presented by the assigned team, and (b) the review of a series of associated concepts primarily from the textbook. - All students are expected to read the assigned cases and reading material to be able to participate in them. - Students will also work on a final real-life case ¿ including application of science based content - to be delivered at the end of term.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Basic Bibliography
  • Robbins, S. P. and T. Judge . Organizational Behavior. Prentice-Hall. 2022 (19th Edition)
Additional Bibliography
  • Bernard Mayer. The Dynamics of Conflicts Resolution. Wiley. 2010
  • Declan Treacy. Successful Time Management. Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. 1998 (2nd Edition)
  • Fisher, R. & Ury, W.. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving in. Penguin Books. 1991
  • Reitz, J.G., Breton, R., Dion, K.K., Dion, K.L.. Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion. Springer. 2009

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.