Organizational Theory

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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

COURSE CODE :MBA 731

COURSE TITLE: ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR AND THEORY

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MBA 731

ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR AND THEORY

Designed by: Written by:

Josef Bel-Molokwu, PhD Josef Bel-Molokwu, PhD

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COURSE GUIDE
MBA 731 - ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR AND THEORY

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INTRODUCTION MBA 731 – Organization Behaviour and Theory is a semester course work of three credit hours. It is available to all students taking the MBA programme in the school of Business and Human Resources Management. The course consists of 15 units which cover the concept and theory of organization behaviour. The course guide tells you what MBA 731 is all about, the materials you will be using and how to make use of them. Other information includes the self assessment and tutor-marked questions.

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COURSE CONTENT The course content consists of principles and practices of in organization as well as the concepts, scope and contributors to the study of organization behaviour and human relations. COURSE AIMS The aim of this course is to expose you to the concept and practices of organization behaviour. This aim will be achieved by asking a cursory look at: • The principles and practices in organizations • The theory and behaviour in an organization • The concept and nature of people and organizations. OBJECTIVES After giving through this course, you should be able to: • Explain the theory of organization behaviour • State principle of relationship between staff morale and job performance • Explain the principles and practices in organization. COURSE MATERIALS • Course Guide • Study Units • Text Books • Assignment Guide STUDY UNITS UNIT 1: Principles and Practices in organizations UNIT 2: Theory of Organization UNIT 3: Understanding Behaviour in Organizations UNIT 4: Fundamental Concepts of the Nature of People UNIT 5: The Nature of an Organization UNIT 6: Job Satisfaction UNIT 7: Job Enrichment and Work System UNIT 8: Principles and Theories of Motivation UNIT 9: Human Side of the Enterprise UNIT 10: Group Behaviour and Barriers to Motivation UNIT 11: Culture and Behaviour – The Nigerian Perspective UNIT 12: Motivating the Nigeria Workers UNIT 13: Models of Organization UNIT 14: The Scientific Management Movement UNIT 15: Staff Morale and Job Performance Each study unit will take at least two hours. You are expected to study each unit and answer the tutor-marked assignments. 4

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THE MODULES The course is divided into two modules. The first module will treat the theory of organization behaviour. It consists of eight units (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 13 and 14). The second module will take a look at staff motivator and job performance. It consists of 7 units (Units 6 ,7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15). ASSIGNMENT Each unit consists of at least one assignment which you are expected to do. ASSIGNMENT TUTOR-MARKED ASSIGNMENT You are expected to apply what you have learnt in the contents of the study unit to do the assignments and send them to your tutor for grading.

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FINAL WRITTEN EXAMINATION This will be done at the end of the course. SUMMARY This course MBA 731 (Organization Theory and Behaviour) exposes you to the theory of organization and the concept of staff morale and job performance on successful completion of the course, you would have equip yourself to face on-the-job challenges that may come your way.

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UNIT 1: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN ORGANISATIONS
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