Singapore University of Social Sciences

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour (BUS103)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

School/Department: School of Business


BUS103 Organisational Behaviour is the study of individuals and groups in organisations. It is an exciting and dynamic field of study that has great importance for achieving organisational success. Organisational Behaviour provides you with the opportunity to begin to develop and refine special skills to manage people in the organisational setting. This course provides you with a broad introduction to the philosophy and role of organisational behaviour in a dynamic environment. The various aspects and functions of organisational behaviour are analysed so that you can apply these principles and practices across all types of organisations, regardless of their structure or size.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: ONLINE - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Diversity
  • Workplace Attitudes
  • Personality
  • Values and Perception
  • Motivation
  • Motivating by Job Design
  • Employee Involvement and Rewards
  • Groups
  • Group Outcomes
  • Work Teams
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Negotiations
  • Organisational Change
  • Approaches to Managing Organisational Change
  • Work Stress

Learning Outcome

  • State how a historical and systematic understanding of organisational behavior can help in developing people skills.
  • Recognise the contribution of workforce diversity to organisational effectiveness.
  • Relate key individual characteristics (Attitudes, Values. Perception, and Personality) and their relationship to work-related behaviour.
  • Determine why motivation in workplace is a key element in achieving organisational goal.
  • Interpret how groups work and show how to create effective teams.
  • Summarise the communication process and the different ways to increase communication effectiveness.
  • Discuss the nature and purpose of conflict and outline conflict and negotiation processes.
  • Describe the change and review processes for managing organisational change.
  • Relate organisational behaviour principles and practices to real and hypothetical situations.
  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team.
  • Show well developed written proficiency.
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