FORK 1013 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

FORK 1013 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

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FORK 1013
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Morten Nordmo
Course name in Norwegian: 
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
Product category: 
Master - Preparatory course
2023 Autumn
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One semester

The aim of this preparatory course is to provide an introduction to organizational behaviour (OB). The course is designed for students without any background in OB. It aims to help them in their transition to the MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology. The topics in the preparatory course will be covered as part of the MSc in Leadership and Organisational psychology but at an advanced level. Mastering the basics of OB prior to entering the program is essential to succeed in it.

Organizational behaviour (OB) is a field of study focused on understanding, explaining, and improving how individuals and groups behave within organizational contexts. It is a discipline that draws heavily from the behavioral science disciplines, notably psychology, social psychology, and sociology.

Through the study of OB, we can better explain, predict, and influence individual and group behavior in organizations as well as organizations themselves, and manage others – and ourselves – more effectively in organizational contexts.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

By the end of this course, students should have a basic understanding of OB, its mains topics and concepts, as well as their implications for practice.

Learning outcomes - Skills


General Competence


Course content
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Cognition and decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Ethics, sustainability, and diversity
  • Organization theories
  • Motivation
  • Human resources and strategy
  • Conducting research in organizational behavior
Teaching and learning activities

Fully online course with videos, notes, and exercises. There will be 12 teaching hours in the course.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information



All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge


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