Singapore University of Social Sciences

Human Behaviour in Organisations

Human Behaviour in Organisations (HRM203)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Developing human capital requires an understanding of why employees behave the way they do and what managers can do to influence that behaviour. This course considers this question at three levels of analysis: the individual, the group and the inter-group organisation. It is designed to provide a basic foundation in organisational behaviour, management and work. Topics focus on individual behaviour in organisations, group processes, social processes and organisational processes.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • People-Centred Organisations and Ethical Conduct
  • Diversity and Individual Differences
  • Organisational Culture, Socialisation and Mentoring
  • Values, Attitudes, Job Satisfaction and Counterproductive Work Behaviours
  • Social Perception and Attributions
  • Motivation
  • Group Dynamics
  • Developing and Leading Effective Teams
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Influence, Empowerment and Politics
  • Leadership
  • Managing Change

Learning Outcome

  • Describe organisational culture and its effect on organisational performance.
  • Explain how individual characteristics such as personality, values and attitudes impact work behaviours.
  • Discuss group, social and organisational processes.
  • Illustrate key issues based on organisational behaviour, management and work psychology concepts in real and simulated situations.
  • Propose feasible solutions to managerial or human resource issues based on organisational behaviour, management and work psychology principles and practices.
  • Develop human resource policies and practices with respect to organisational behaviour, management and work psychology concepts.
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