Course Outline
Organizational Behavior
Dr. Ieva Kvedaraviciene
This course is designed to introduce students to: 1) equip students with an awareness of the dynamics
of organizational life with regard to: the environmental framework of the organization; approaches to
organizational study; and organizational behavior; 2) introduce theoretical perspectives which analyze
the major influences on human behavior at work; 3) participate effectively in the group/organizational
decision making process; 4) evaluate and select appropriate communication tools to solve management
problems; 5) apply the concepts of alternative approaches to motivate and lead the organization
members; 6) use appropriate formal analytical skills in the management process related to
organizational environment.
Greenberg, J. and Baron, R.A. (2008).
Behavior in Organizations.
Prentice Hall International.
Lectures material (slides and handouts) will be presented before classes.
Interactive teaching methods are applied: lectures using PPT, Case Studies, Class and Group
Discussions, Student Presentations.
Midterm exam 20%, Final exam 40%, two Homework Assignments (25% and 15% each) 40%.
CLASS TOPICS (each class is 3 hrs)
Class 1: The Field of Organizational Behavior. Introduction
Class 2: Perception and Learning
Class 3: Individual Differences: Personality and Abilities.
Class 4: Emotions and Stress on the Job
Class 5: Work-Related Attitudes
Class 6: Motivation at Work
Class 7: Mid-term Exam
Class 8:.Culture: National and Corporate
Class 9: Communication
Class 10: Decision Making
Class 11: Leadership
Class 12: Change Management
Class 13: Homework assignment and discussion
Class 14: Homework assignment and discussion
Class 15: Final Exam
SPECIAL COMMENTS - Homework Assignments and Exams
Case Study Analysis. Students work in groups to analyze an assigned case analysis and prepare Power
Point presentation. Two teams will analyze each case: presenting team and experts’ team. Each group
will be acting in both roles: case analysis presenters’ role and experts’ role. Cases will be assigned by
lecturer and presented during seminars.
Presenting Team. The presenting team should prepare Power Point presentation of the assigned case
analysis. The case analysis should include these main parts: situation analysis, problem identification,
theoretical survey relevant to the situation, 2-3 alternative recommendations based on the theoretical
survey, 4-6 assessment criteria (time, money, human resources, technology and material resources,
etc.), and suggested solution. Presenting Team work makes 25% of final grade.
Experts’ Team. Students in groups of 2 or more will have to serve as an experts’ team to the assigned
case study. After the presentation of the presenting team, the experts will have to cross examine the
presenting group. Experts’ work constitutes 15% of final grade.
Midterm exam. The exam will cover first 1-6 lectures material and constitute multiple-choice questions
Exam. The final examination counts 40% of the final grade and will cover all lectures material. The exam
is based on the required readings. The exam will cover all theoretical issues presented in the syllabus
and discussed in the workshops, and case analyses discussed in the classes.
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