ORG 1211 Organizational Theory and HRM - RE-SIT EXAM

ORG 1211 Organizational Theory and HRM - RE-SIT EXAM

Course code: 
ORG 1211
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Course coordinator: 
Cecilie Asting
Thorvald Hærem
Course name in Norwegian: 
Organisasjonsteori og HRM - KONTINUASJONSEKSAMEN
Product category: 
Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics - Programme Courses
2024 Autumn
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Level of study: 
Resit exam semesters: 
2024 Autumn
2025 Spring
Resit exam info

The course was taught for the last time in autumn 2023. The last re-sit exams are offered in autumn 2024 and last time in spring 2025. The coursework requirement does not apply to the re-sit exams.

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Course type: 
One semester

Competitive advantage that is difficult for others to copy is the source for better business outcome. This course discusses basic principles for creating effective organizations. It combines organizational theory and Human Resource Management (HRM), acknowledging the fact that competitive advantage is a combination of organizing the business and arranging for best possible performance.
Accordingly, the course will provide the students with an introduction to and understanding of basic theoretical and empirical contributions of research related to Human Resource Management (HRM) at the individual, group, and organizational level of analysis. After having completed the course, the students should be able to apply obtained knowledge in work settings.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

During the course students shall acquire:

  • Essential theories and perspectives within Organizational Theory and HRM.
  • The most salient and robust research findings within Organizational Theory.
Learning outcomes - Skills

The students should be able to identify, analyze and understand what differentiates more effective and less effective organizing and HRM in different types of organizations

General Competence

The students should be able to critically assess organizations' way of organizing and HR practices in light of the most important and robust research findings.

Course content
  • Studying organizations
  • Organizations as rational systems
  • Organizations as natural systems
  • Organizations and the environment
  • HRM and organizational performance
Teaching and learning activities

In order to give the students an opportunity to identify what they have learned, and what they need to improve on, they will be given previous examinations to discuss and give each other feedback on. 

The course is structured as seminars, combining lectures with active dialogues. The course will combine textbook readings with research articles. The lectures will utilize current business cases to illustrate main points in the literature.

Students are responsible for obtaining access to the Internet, and to keep abreast of the content posted on the course website.

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

Re-sit examination
Students that have not passed the written examination or who wish to improve their grade may re-take the examination in connection with the next scheduled examination.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification


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

Required prerequisite knowledge

ORG 3402 Organizational Behaviour and Leadership or equivalent.

Exam category: 
School Exam
Form of assessment: 
Written School Exam - digital
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Support materials: 
  • No support materials
5 Hour(s)
Exam code: 
Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
36 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
46 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
113 Hour(s)
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.