bus301 organisational behaviour

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BUS301 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
COURSE OUTLINE
SEMESTER: SPRING 2013
Faculty Member’s Details:
Name:
Email:
Web Site:
Dr. Achilleas Karayiannis
[email protected]
http://www.cdacollege.ac.cy/site/business-studies/index.htm
Course Description
The aim of this course is to emphasize the great importance of human behaviour at work towards
success and profitability. Learn what factors emerge the organizational productivity in the dynamic
organizational environment. To familiarize students with the complexity of the issues surrounding
today’s organizations in their internal environment and examines the contribution of behavioural
science to the management process from a theoretical and functional perspective.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students are expected to:
 To familiarize students with the complexity of the issues surrounding today’s organizations
in their internal environment.
 To examine the contribution of behavioural science to the management process from a
theoretical and functional perspective.
 Be able to understand the role business and the market challenges within the organizational
functions towards competitive advantage,
 Be able to understand how to deal with people in business enterprises and organizational
relations.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Business (BUS101) or Consent of Instructor
Type of Course: Compulsory for Bachelor in Business Administration
Teaching Methods and Educational Activities
Lectures, presentations, problem and case studies discussion, articles discussion, independent and
private study, preparation of projects, fieldwork and group work.
Course Teaching Hours
39 hours a semester. The course is delivered during a 13-week semester.
Assessment method and weight
50% coursework and 50% final examination. Coursework can be one or more of the following:
mid-term examination, tests, assignments and projects. Passing mark 50%.
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Business Administration Grading System
% Grade
90-100
80-89
75-79
65-74
60-64
55-59
50-54
Below 50
Grade
A
B+
B
C+
C
D+
D
F
Grade
Excellent
Meaning
Very Good
Good
Above
Average
Below
Poor
Average
Failure
Grade Points per
4.00
Credit
3.50
3.00
2.50
2.00
1.50
1.00
0.00
MAIN BOOK
Title:
Author:
Publisher:
Edition:
Year:
ISBN:
Organizational Behaviour
F. Luthans
McGraw-Hill / Irwin
11th
2006
0071106782
Textbooks, References, Other Bibliography
Title:
Author:
Publisher:
Edition:
Year:
Human behaviour at work: organizational behaviour
K. Davis & J. Newstrom
McGraw-Hill / Irwin
11th
2002
Title:
Author:
Publisher:
Year:
Managing by communication: an organizational approach
M. Myers & G. Myers
McGraw-Hill
1982
LEARNING OUTCOMES TABLE
WEEK
Learning Outcomes and Content of the Course
1
Organizational Behaviour: A Modern Perspective and
Organizational Behavior Approach; the Human Relations
Movement; the Hawthorn Studies; Understanding Human
Behavior; a Specific Model for Organizational Behavior.
Case Study
2
A Behavioral Science and Research Perspective;
Background of the Behavioral Sciences; Anthropology;
Sociology; Psychology; Social Psychology; Research
Methodology; Designs Used to Answer Questions and
Test theories; Reliability and Validity of Measures; A
Managerial Perspective: the Early Practice of
Management; Classical Management Principles, the
Quantitative Approach; the Systems Approach; the
Contingency Approach.
Case Study
2
Activities
Guidelines for
Assignment
the
3
Personality: Development and Characteristics: The
Meaning of Personality; the Development of Personality;
Major Determinants of Personality; theories of
personality.
Case Study
4
Stress: Causes and Coping Strategies: the Meaning of
Stress; the Background on Stress; the causes of Stress; the
Effects of Job Stress; Coping Strategies for Stress.
Case Study
5
Perception; Processes and Principles: the Nature and
Importance of Perception; Sensation Versus Perception;
Perceptual Selectivity; Perceptual Organization; Social
Perception.
Case Study
6
Motivation: Needs and Processes: the Meaning of
Motivation; Primary Motives; General Motives;
Secondary Motives; Work-Motivation Approaches; the
Content Theories of Work Motivation; the Process
Theories of Work Motivation.
Case Study
7
Motivation Applied: Job Design, Appraisal, and Goal
Setting: Job Design; Performance Appraisal; Goal Setting.
Case Study
8
Learning Concepts and Principles: Types and Theories of
Learning; Reinforcement; The Key to Learning;
Techniques of Administering Reinforcement; The Effects
of Punishment.
Case Study
9
Organizational Behavior Modification: the Steps of
Organizational Behavior; Experience with the Application
of Modification; Behavioral Self-management; O.B. mod.
in Perspective.
Case Study
10
Interpersonal and Group Behavior, Dynamics and
Influence: Groups: Formal and Informal: the Nature of
Groups; Committee Organization; the Dynamics of
Informal Groups; Interactive Behavior and Conflict: Intro
individual Conflict; Interpersonal Conflict.
Case Study
11
Communication; an Interpersonal Process; Historical
Background of the Role of Communication; the Definition
of Communication; Organizational and Interpersonal
Communication; Superior-Subordinate Communication;
Subordinate-Initiated Communication; Interactive
Communication in Organizations.
Case Study
3
12
Power and Politics: the Meaning and Relationship of
Power and Politics; Sources and Types of Power; Political
Implication of Power; Specific Political Strategies for
Power Acquisition.
13
Leadership processes and Styles: The background of, and
Classic Studies on, Leadership; Theories of Leadership;
New Theoretical Frameworks for Leadership; Leadership
Styles.
Assignment due
NOTES
 Class attendance and participation in class discussion is expected and absences will affect your
final grade.
 The due dates for assignments are non-negotiable and late work will be penalized.
 All assignments are to be professional in appearance and type.
OTHER INFORMATION
Class attendance: Students are expected to attend the classes regularly and be punctual.
Office hours: Students are encouraged and advised to visit regularly their instructor during the
office hours and discuss promptly any issue that seems to be important for the student and his/her
success.
Humane matters: Inform your faculty member for any un-expectancies that may occur, thus not
allowing you to carry out your responsibilities.
Library: You are advised to visit regularly the library of our College and read articles published in
academic journals. I recommend you studying regularly among others, articles of your interest,
published in international journals.
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