APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
ORG 3402 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Responsible for the course
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The effectiveness, profitability, and value of organizations, broadly defined, are dependent upon human competence, interplay, effort, and leadership. This course will thus include important and evidence-based knowledge about human characteristics, processes, and leadership in complex work settings. In line with this, the course will, e.g., cover issues like learning, motivation, perception, how human traits can be organized and how such processes and traits can be associated with e.g., job satisfaction, effort, and productivity. Moreover, the course will provide knowledge on groups and teams, as well as decision-making, problem solving, and creativity. A special emphasis is put on theories of leadership, including leadership and change. Finally and beyond such perspectives, the course will include an introduction to organizational design and culture.
The students shall acquire basic knowledge about psychological, organizational, and leadership theories relevant for work settings and for further studies in organizational theory and leadership.
The students shall be able to explain central psychological, organizational, and leadership concepts, processes, and theories and how they relate to efficiency in work settings.
The students shall develop an understanding of the importance of psychological characteristics and processes, and organizational conditions for optimal functioning in work settings.
Kaufmann, Geir og Astrid Kaufmann. 2009. Psykologi i organisasjon og ledelse. 4. utg. Fagbokforlaget. (Hele boken er pensum)
Martinsen, Øyvind L., red. 2009. Perspektiver på ledelse. 3. utg. Gyldendal akademisk. (Kap. 2-7, 9, 11-15 ca. 200 sider).
De kapitler i læreboken som ikke er obligatoriske
The course requires that candidates use the communication platform It's Learning. The responsibility for an Internet connection and the skills to navigate on the communication platforms rest on the candidates.
Learning process and workload
The e-learning platform It’s learning is used by the e-learning centre to administrate the mandatory exercises, and make students able to communicate with each other ant the Lecturer. Module sessions are carried out at the beginning of the semester and before exams. The e-learning students are also offered a study guide which is an educational guide to the syllabus.
7 electronic tests will be administered during the term. 5 of these must be approved before the candidate is allowed to take the final exam.
A five hour individual written exam concludes the course.
ORG 34021 - Written exam, which accounts for 100% of the grade in ORG 3402 Organizational Behavior and Leadership, 7,5 ECTS credits.
Examination support materials
No support materials are permitted.
A re-sit examination is offered every term.
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