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BAHRIA UNIVERSITY KARACHI CAMPUS
Course Outline of “Organizational Theory & Behavior”
BBA-IV Semester Spring - 2013

Introduction:

Organizational Behavior is the study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving the organization’s effectiveness. As such, OB is concerned with the study of what people do in an organization and also the matters related to employment, training, development, performance appraisal, compensation, retirement etc.

Organizational goals and objectives are achieved by the Managers with the help of other people. To perform their tasks successfully, today’s Managers are faced with new challenges and they are required to be equipped with more than one skill; technical skills only are not enough; additional skills, including interpersonal skills and decision making skills are equally important.

Breakdown of Lectures/ Sessions:

The OB syllabus has been designed on the lines of the one being taught at leading Institutes/ Universities of the world with the aim to ensure inclusion of essential topics that would provide necessary skills to the students. The syllabus of the OB subject shall be covered within the 45 allocated sessions/ periods. Breakdown of the subjects to be covered during the semester is given below:

|Period |Topics & Discussion Areas |Reading Assignment | |1 - 3 |Organizational Behavior (OB) |Chapter - 1 | | |Management Functions | | | |Managerial Roles & Skills | | | |Organizational Behavior | | | |Challenges & Opportunities | | | |OB Model | | |4 - 6 |Foundation of Individual Behavior: |Chapter – 2 | | |Biographical Characteristics | | | |Ability – intellectual abilities | | | |Learning – theories of learning | | | |Behavior modification | | | |Assignment # 1 | | | |Topics allocation for final projects | | |7 - 9 |Values: Attitudes & Job Satisfaction: |Chapter – 3 | | |Values | | | |Hofstede’s Framework | | | |Attitudes and its components | | | |Types of Attitude | |...
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