Organizational Behavior - Human Resource Management

2018-2019

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH

ACADEMIC SKILLS (THREE AS)
After successfully completing this course, the student
• can analyze and demonstrate an understanding of problems from
different perspectives (Analysis)
• is able to recognize fundamental structures and to leave out
irrelevant information (Abstraction)
• is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view,
both in spoken and written format (Argumentation)

RESEARCH SKILLS
After successfully completing this course, the student
• is able to translate academic research into practically relevant
outcomes

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE
KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning
the relevant areas in international business administration
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• can explain basic theories, models and concepts of HRM and OB
• is able to relate, contrast, and compare between theories, models, and
concepts

APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life
business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• Is able to provide practical solutions to a case by applying theory
from OB and HRM


SOCIAL SKILLS – STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT
PROFESSIONAL ROLES IN A CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• is able to present (both orally and in writing) on basic aspects of
OB and HRM
• can describe roles and needs of different types of stakeholders
• can work well in a team and reflect on his/her own role in the team
• is sensitive to cross-cultural differences, understands how these
translate into social contexts and is able to deal with those
differences in social interactions

SELF-AWARENESS – STUDENTS CAN EVALUATE OWN LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE AND
ACTIONS

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• is able to recognize the results of his/her own actions
• can reflect on his/her personal development

Course Content

This course is about you. HRM & OB deals with the human factor in
organizations. All business functions in the IBA curriculum, like
Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Strategy, can’t possibly exist
without people executing them. Ever wondered why people in organizations
behave the way they do? Ever wondered why people change their behavior
as soon as they enter an organization? You may already have formed your
own theories regarding how people behave in social situations. But here
is the "million dollar question": is there any scientific evidence that
supports your theories? This course will help you test your own
theories, and question them by comparing them to other theories on
social behavior in organizational contexts. We will look at behavior in
organizations from three different levels of analysis: the individual,
the group, and the organization. The individual level focuses on the
employee and his or her job. You will study topics such as personality,
work attitudes, motivation, and decision making. The group level deals
with teams or departments, and the interaction within and between groups
in organizations. You will take a look at topics such as group
development and behavior, diversity, and conflicts and negotiation.
Finally, the organizational level examines the interaction between
managers, employees, groups, and the organization as a whole. Examples
of relevant topics are organizational change and leadership. These three
levels will be integrated using an HRM perspective: how to effectively
use the available human capital to make employees flourish and
organizations thrive?

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Tutorials (Regular tutorials & English tutorials)

Method of Assessment

Assignment - Group + Individual assessment
Final, written exam – Individual assessment
Mandatory attendance tutorials

Literature

Required Reading:
Compiled textbook. Details about the textbook and additional readings
will be announced in the course manual.

Recommended background knowledge

This course builds on the knowledge provided during 1.1 People in
Business and Society and 1.2 Organizational Theory. Furthermore, the
skills obtained during 1.3 Academic Skills are crucial for the
assignments during the tutorials.

General Information

Course Code E_IBA2_OBHRM
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. S. Nijs
Examiner dr. S. Nijs
Teaching Staff dr. S. Nijs

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
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