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Organizational Behavior MANA130046
Fudan University Spring 2012

Instructor:Dr. Isabel Ng (PhD)

Course Materials:

Textbook:

Organizational Behavior, 1st Edition, T. Bauer, & B. Erdogan.

The book is available for free online:
http://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/730728

Alternatively, go to www.flatworldknowledge.com. Search for Fudan and Organizational Behavior

I. Course Information

Intelligence and technical knowledge will only take you so far in your work and private lives. My goal is to introduce you to behavior in organization (and of organizations) in a way that stresses you personal behavioral skill development. In other words, the course should help you assess your strengths and weaknesses and will stress how you can enhance and improve your management skills. To that end, the course stresses a mix of assessment tests for each chapter to give you a personal point of departure for learning and skill development, along with basic theory and cases and role plays to examine examples of situations and skills that we are studying. This is a hands-on course. I expect students to come to class prepared to learn and to participate!

Course Objectives:

1) To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of organizational behavior (i.e. human behavior in organizations).

2) The course includes both theoretical and practical aspects of OB and is designed to offer introductory knowledge, skills, and perspectives in OB that can be useful for students’ professional and academic careers.

II. Course Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Understand the basic principles of organizational behavior (i.e. human behavior in organizations). 2. Be equipped with introductory knowledge, skills, and perspectives in OB that can be useful for students’ professional and academic careers.

Teaching and Learning Activities:

1. Lecture
2. In class exercises, small group discussion
3. Team Presentations
4. Final Exam

III. Assessment

In addition to attendance and engagement in classroom discussion, all items discussed in class including all materials assigned as ‘Required’ reading may be used to assess students’ progress in the class. The methods of assessment include the following:

|In-class participation (30%) | |Attendance (10%) | |Individual Self-Assessment (10%) | |Personal Journal (10%) | |Individual written exam (40%) | |Final Exam (30%) | |Top-five Take Aways (10%) | |Group project (30%) | |Team Learning notebook (15%) | |Team Presentation (15%) |

Personal Journal

A skills-based OB course centers upon assisting you to assess your strengths and weaknesses, developing...
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