Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Administration Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Part-time
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Organisational Behaviour
Course unit code 025027031403
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Christina BEISIEGEL


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Human Resource Management


Course content
  1. Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  2. Individual and organisation
  3. Work motivation and job satisfaction
  4. Job design
  5. Organisational culture
  6. Personnel secondment abroad

Learning outcomes

Knowledge/Comprehension

  1. Ability to explain and depict the basics, terminology, theories, concepts and approaches of Organisational Behaviour.
  2. Ability to explain the basics and terms of ideas of man, personality, learning, abilities and perceptions of individuals, diversity, behaviour in groups as well as values, attitudes and (performance) behaviour and, based on this, to depict how these are applied and become effective in organisations.
  3. Ability to explain different content theories and process theories as well as basics and terms of motivation, gamification and job satisfaction and to point out their usability in an organisational context considering defined correlations.
  4. Ability to explain the basics and terms of job design, its historical roots, goals, motivational relevance and design strategies, and, based on this, to describe the essential basic points of socio-technical systems, of human factors and human errors in everyday organisational life.
  5. Ability to explain and differentiate between organisational climate and organisational culture and, based on this, to describe cultural models and the design/formation of organisational cultures.
  6. Ability to explain internationalisation strategies of companies and, based on this, to point out phases and forms of international deployment and intercultural adaptation as well as objectives, opportunities, risks and procedures in the implementation of a personnel secondment abroad.

 

 Application/Analysis

  1. Ability to analyse and evaluate situations in practice-oriented case studies using various theories, concepts, and approaches of Organisational Behaviour and, based on this, to develop justified options for improvement.
  2. Ability to analyse and evaluate situations in practice-oriented case studies with recourse to idea of man typologies, personality variables, learning theories, ability and perception models, diversity management approaches, and work-related norms, roles, values, attitudes, and behaviours.
  3. Ability to analyse and evaluate situations in practice-oriented case studies with regard to work motivation, job satisfaction and work performance, with recourse to appropriate theories and, based on this, to develop justified concepts for increasing these factors.
  4. Ability to analyse and evaluate work situations in practice-oriented case studies with regard to their design, with recourse to historical, motivation-oriented and strategic approaches and, taking these aspects into account, to develop justified proposals for an improved, people-oriented job design with reduced sources of error and stress.
  5. Ability to analyse and evaluate situations in practice-oriented case studies with regard to organisational culture, with recourse to cultural models and the knowledge of possible approaches in the design/formation of organisational culture.
  6. Ability to analyse and evaluate situations in practice-oriented case studies with regard to international employee flows and associated challenges, with recourse to appropriate internationalisation strategies and the knowledge of target-oriented implementation steps in the personnel secondment abroad.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Lecture: Lectures by lecturer(s)
- Seminar: Working on case studies, text work, (reflection) exercises in small groups


Assessment methods and criteria

25 % of the final grade: Assessment of group work in the seminar

_Tasks given to small groups during the seminar sessions
_Application of what has been learned in the lecture

75 % of the final grade: Written exam

_Duration 90 minutes
_Consisting of three parts:
A) Multiple Choice
B) Open questions
C) Case study with open questions


Comment

None


Recommended or required reading

Badke-Schaub, P., Hofinger, G. & Lauche, K. (2008). Human Factors. Psychologie sicheren Handelns in Risikobranchen. Heidelberg: Springer.

Drumm, H. J. (2008). Personalwirtschaft (6. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer.

Johns, G. & Saks, A. M. (2014). Organizational behaviour. Understanding and managing life at work (9. Aufl.). Toronto: Pearson.

Nerdinger, F. W., Blickle, G. & Schaper, N. (2014). Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (3. Aufl.). Berlin: Springer.

Rosenstiel, L. von & Nerdinger, F. W. (2011). Grundlagen der Organisationspsychologie. Basiswissen und Anwendungshinweise (7. Aufl.). Stuttgart: Schäffer‐Poeschel.

Schreyögg, G. & Koch, J. (2020). Management. Grundlagen der Unternehmensführung. Konzepte – Funktionen – Fallstudien (8. Aufl.). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.

Stock-Homburg, R. & Groß, M. (2019). Personalmanagement. Theorien – Konzepte – Instrumente (4. Aufl.). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.


Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

- Lecture: Online via MS Teams with compulsory attendance 

- Seminar: Face-to-face in seminar rooms with compulsory attendance