Singapore University of Social Sciences

Organizational Behavior

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course provides an overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting human behaviour in business organisations, with emphasis on research, theory, and practice.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introducing Organizational Behavior
  • Values, Personality and Individual Differences
  • Motivation and Job Design
  • Rewards, Performance Management and How Groups Work
  • Teamwork, Team Performance, Power and Politics
  • Leadership Theories and Emerging Leadership Perspectives
  • Decision Making and Communication
  • Organizational Conflict, Negotiation, Culture and Development
  • Organization Goals, Structures, Strategic Capabilities and Design

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the origins and foundations of organizational behavior, including processes and consequences of those processes.
  • Examine the various theories of leadership, comparing and contrasting them, showing similarities and differences.
  • Assess the process of individual and group decision making, and demonstrate when each should be used.
  • Examine group dynamics, power and influence in organizations, and explain how they are interrelated.
  • Explain how the process of perception and diversity influences the management processes and contributes to individual differences.
  • Describe sources of conflict and stress in organizations and illustrate ways of effectively managing them.
  • Compare the various theories of motivation and describe how managers can best use them with employees.
  • Evaluate the various types of performance appraisals and analyze how they relate to organizations’ development.
  • Describe the process of job design and explore the steps taken in organizational design and structure.
  • Analyze how organizations adapt to and confront change, both internal and external, in the larger society.
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