Organizational Behavior

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Organizational Behavior

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business, Human Resources, Leadership

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    This course focuses on issues that are relevant to the three levels of organizational behavior (i.e., individual, group, and organizational). Key topics include: the nature and dynamics of teams, personal values and employee job attitudes, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership, decision making, and organizational-level issues such as organizational politics, structure, design, and culture. Techniques used to facilitate learning consist of inquiry and discussion, role plays, case studies, YouTube videos, teamwork, and a term project. This course is designed for a summer class.

    Objectives:

    1. To raise your awareness of OB issues and activities that employees may face
    2. To apply leadership and other OB concepts to solve real business problems faced by managers and employees
    3. To learn to work effectively in work groups/teams
    4. To develop your ability to recognize a firm’s OB practices/skills and its impact on employee behavior
    5. To develop your ability to recognize your own OB practices/skills and your impact on others
    6. To develop your ability to diagnose and solve organizational behavior issues and problems, regardless of your functional specialty or industry

    Course Materials:

    Required: Organizational Behavior by Bauer & Erdogan, Flat World Knowledge. Version 2.0. You can access the book at http://students.flatworldknowledge.com/

    Note about used books: Please note that this book is customizable by course instructors and many instructors do so. This may include deleting material and re-ordering chapters. You may want to avoid a version that has the chapter names because it does not match the chapter numbers in the syllabus.

    Required: Additional materials will be posted on TBD (PowerPoint files, Cases, Exercises, as well as Instructions for the team project). Please visit this website EVERY DAY BEFORE CLASS to download the materials as well as to check class announcements.

    Other: Video cases/clips (Tedtalk) will be provided during the class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.