MAN 691: Selected Topics in Organizational Behavior

Organizational behavior is defined as the systematic study and application of knowledge about how individuals and groups act within the organizations where they work. The lecture presents essential theories and concepts explaining how individual and group behavior shape the internal dynamics of organizations. The course deals with factors that facilitate or hinder effective behavior. Topics include communication, motivation, individual skills, abilities, and emotions, group dynamics, leadership, power, organizational culture and organizational design.

Lern- und Qualifikations­ziele
This course helps students develop a conceptual understanding of organizational behavior to analyze, understand, and manage human behavior in organizations to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Notwendige Voraussetzungen

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen
Basic bachelor-level knowledge on organization and management

Vorlesung2 SWS9 SWS
Prüfungs­form und -umfangWritten exam (60 min.)
Informationen zur AnmeldungThe course will be limited to 50 participants.
Geprüft durch
Durchführende Lehr­kraft
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
Dauer des Moduls 1 Semester
VerwendbarkeitM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., LL.M.
Programm­spezifische KompetenzzieleCG 1, CG 4
Benotung Ja
  • Textbook
  • Robbins, S.P./Judge, T.A. 2015 / 2017):
  • Essentials of Organizational Behavior,
  • Prentice Hall International
  • Slides and case material
Available for downloads via ILIAS
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
Motivation at Work (T)
Motivation at Work (A)
Conflict & Negotiation (T)
Negotiation (A)
Conflict (A)
Guest Lecture: Conflict Management
Managing Groups and Teams (T)
Managing Groups and Teams (A)
Leadership (T)
Leadership (A)
Organizational Change (T)
Organizational Change (A)
A= Application / T= Theorie