Organizational Behavior

3500-109:
Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Lituchy
Credits: 3



Field Work: Day 2 - Friday, 5 February | China Download Syllabus

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the theories and concepts relevant to understanding and predicting human behavior in organizations at the individual level, the work team/group level, and the organizational level.  Individual factors such as personality, motivation, leadership, decision-making, and conflict resolution will be emphasized through experiential learning and/or case method. Assignments include written reports and oral presentations.

By the end of the course, students will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Development of a basic understanding of organizational behavior
  • Ability to articulate the implications of course material for individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Awareness of how cultural norms can influence employees’ behaviors and expectations in the workplace
  • Ability to analyze, discuss, and make recommendations about contemporary organizational issues
  • Ability to use course information to make informed decisions about their own careers

To achieve these goals, the course utilizes a textbook and other readings, cases, and exercises. International dimensions of organizational behaviour will be emphasized.

Field Work

Country: China
Day: 2 - Friday, 5 February

In Hong Kong, students will meet with faculty members and interact with students at HKBU to learn about international organizational behavior. After lunch, we will have attend talks from executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company to gain an understanding of cultural differences and how culture affects various aspects of organizational behavior. The goal is to compare what we learn from text and other materials with real world, hands-on experiences.

Academic Objectives:
1. Understand cultural differences and how culture affects various aspects of organizational behavior.
2. To compare what we learn from text and other materials with real world, hands-on experiences.