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TEK030 - Organizational behavior
Organisatoriskt beteende
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 07113
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 42

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   Contact examiner

In programs

MPBDP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Susanne Ollila

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Students who are admitted to the Entrepreneurship Business Design program are given prioritized placement to 70% of the seats in the course due to program requirements, including strong integration with the laboratory-based pedagogy. Any remaining spaces in the course are open for other eligible applicants, i.e. individuals that are generally eligible to attend elective courses at Chalmers in their fourth year (fourth grade).

Aim

This experiential based learning course deals with organizational behavior and provides knowledge on how organizations - individuals, groups - act and communicate in their organizational context. The course aims at providing an understanding of basic human dynamics in organizations.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

a. explain and utilize some of the most important concepts and theories (perception, motivation, and communication) within behavioural science
b. describe the role of leadership in different situations
c. utilize management skills of analysis, problem-definition, decision-making, and implementation.
d. utilize their knowledge on small group dynamics in participating in as well as leading and facilitating groups regarding communication and decision making
e. use some methods and techniques to develop effectiveness in individuals, groups and organizations
f. evaluate and adjust their own behaviour in different work situations due to increased knowledge on themselves and group dynamic processes

Content

This course deals with organizational behavior and provides knowledge on how organizations - individuals, groups - act and communicate in their organizational context. As such the course provides an opportunity to investigate and experience the relevancy to management and administration of topics whose basis can be found in the applied behavioral and social sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, etc.). The course will explore the interactions between individuals and the systems in which they live and work. Individual and group levels of analysis are included in covering such topics as communication, motivation, group development and performance, creativity, change, individual effectiveness & development, leadership, and inter-group behavior.

Organisation

The underlying assumption is that organizations are living, open systems and that learning is best acquired by multiple means. The focus of this course will be experiential, engaging the student actively in the learning process. In addition to conceptual inputs, the course will utilize structured and unstructured exercises, simulations, case analysis and student's presentations in order to:
a) provide you with the opportunity to actually experience the behavioral dynamics being studied; and
b) to provide situations wherein you can assess the relevance of the dynamics being studied.

Because much of the learning and work towards the achievement of course objectives will occur in the classroom, students must
1) attend class regularly,
2) be fully prepare for class and
3) contribute to the team and class discussions.
Seven full days are scheduled and grade 5 is not available for students absent more than half a day.

Limitations and important information!Due to the experiential pedagogy the course can only accept maximum 42 students. The course consists of seven full day work shops and attendance at these is compulsory!

The course is first and foremost for Entrepreneurship and Business Design students, but in case of not having 42 course participants other students are welcome. There will be a waiting list at director of studies.

Literature

The course literature will be listed in the course-PM.

Examination including compulsory elements

The course will be examined by means of individual as well as team assignments.




The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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