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UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
FACULTY OF BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND
POLICY STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
MS 2235
UNIVERSITI
BRUNEI
DARUSSALAM
1. Course Title : Organizational Behaviour
2. Course Level
Core
Year
2
Semester
2 (2008/9)
No of Credit Units
3
3. Aims, Objectives and Rationale
The major aim of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of the scope of OB as a field
of study and its potential value in today’s organizational life. It focuses on three levels of
analysis: the individual, group, and organization. Topics selected will help students to assess how
basic theories of human behaviour may be applied in organizational settings.
4. Course Outline
Week(s)
Topics
1
Overview of OB
 The nature and scope of OB
2-3
Individual Differences, Mental Ability, and Personality
 Individual differences
 Demographic diversity
 Cognitive intelligence
 Personality
4
Learning, Perception and Attribution
 Learning styles
 Perception
 Attribution theory
5
Attitudes, Values and Ethics
 Attitudes and emotions
 Organizational citizenship behaviour
 Values
 Ethics
6
Concepts of Motivation
 Need theories of motivation
 Goal theory
 Reinforcement theory
 Expectancy theory
 Equity theory
7
Interpersonal Communication
 The communication process
 Nonverbal communication
 Organizational channels of communication
 Barriers to interpersonal communication
8
Group Dynamics
 Types of groups and teams
 Stages of group development
 Characteristics of effective work groups
 Group decision making
 Potential problems within groups
9 - 10
Leadership in Organizations
 The nature of leadership
 Leadership traits and characteristics
 Leadership behaviours and styles
 Contingency theories of leadership
 Transformational and charismatic leadership
11
Power, Politics and Influence
 The meaning of power, politics and influence
 Sources of power
 Empowerment
 Organizational politics
 Organizational influence tactics and ethical
considerations
12
Conflict and Stress
 Conflict in organization
 Conflict management styles
 Dealing with difficult people
 Negotiating and bargaining
 Work stress and stress management
13
Organizational Change
 Models of change process
 Resistance to change
 Factors to create organizational change
 Organizational development as a change strategy
14
Cultural Diversity and Cross-Cultural Organizational
Behavior
 Cultural diversity
 Cross-cultural values
 Barriers to cross-cultural relations
 Cross-cultural processes
5. Prerequisite(s)
None
6. Assessment Scheme
Coursework
Final Examinations
40%
60%
7. Course Method (Lectures and tutorials)
The course will primarily be consisted of lectures and tutorial sessions. Lectures will introduce
the concepts and discuss the implications while tutorials will be the platform for clarifying
issues raised during lectures.
8. Lecturers
Dr. Ali Yusob Md Zain
Dk Siti Rozaidah Pg Idris
Room 1.23 at FBEPS
Tel: 2463001 ext 1113
Email:[email protected] or [email protected]
Course Blog: http://draliob.wordpress.com/
9. Course Materials
Text
DuBrin, A. J. (2007). Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, 4th edition. Mason,
Ohio: South-Western
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