Organisational Behaviour B
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2FE223
This course has been discontinued.
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Business Studies G1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 7 February 2018
- Responsible department
- Department of Business Studies
The course is offered to exchange students.
Completed 15 credits from basic courses (A-level) in business studies, and registered for another 15 credits at the same level.
The course aims to give a critical review of the most important perspectives and schools in the field of organisational behaviour, as well as discuss the practical applications of these within the area of business studies.
After participating in the course the student will be able to:
- describe and analyse how different individual, group or organisational aspects affect the possibilities to reach the organisation’s goals
- apply basic knowledge of aspects affecting the behaviour of individuals in organisations in order to analyse processes and situations in business practice.
- reflect on and critically examine the different models presented in the course literature.
- relate the knowledge gained in this course to previous knowledge on organising acquired earlier.
- develop skills in analysis and presentation of complex organisational problems.
- evaluate other students’ analyses and solutions to organisational problems.
The course opens with discussing questions at an individual level, and continues by relating these questions to higher levels of analysis, such as groups and organisations as a whole. The seminar series starts by a discussion about the individual’s role in organisations, motivation, and decision-making. Then questions about groups and teams, decision-making, power and politics will be debated. Organisational structure, culture, change and leadership are important course themes, and these topics will be brought forward in seminars. In several seminars the subject will also be addressed from a gender theoretical perspective.
The course is comprised of seminars. Attendance is compulsory. The pedagogical design of the seminars builds on problem-based learning. The course is taught in English.
The student will get one single grade, equivalent to 7.5 credits.
Examination will take place through a written exam and seminar assignments. The grade for the entire course is based on an assessment of all parts of the examination.
Grading criteria are presented in the study guide that applies to the course section. The following grades will be used: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G), and fail (U). Examinations handed in late will not be assessed except under special circumstances. Any remaining supplemental work must be completed and handed in by the deadline specified in the study guide. Otherwise the entire course (all examinations included) must be retaken during subsequent course sections, pending availability of a place in the course.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
Uppsala University does not accept cheating or plagiarism. Suspected incidents of cheating or plagiarism are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, which may issue a formal warning to the student or suspend the student from studies for a certain period.
NOTE: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.
The course substitutes/overlaps among others Organisational Behaviour 2FE615, 2FE956, 2FE207, Management 2FE030, Marketing and Organisation II 2FE251, Marketing and Organising - Group and Individual 2FE211 and Organisation Studies II: The Organisation and its Environment 2FE996.
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2021
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2019
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2018
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2017
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2016
- Reading list valid from Spring 2015
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2012
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2011
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2010
- Reading list valid from Spring 2009
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2008
- Reading list valid from Spring 2008