Second Semester

MPA 510: Organizational Behavior

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge on organizational behavior so as to make them competent and capable in understanding concepts, theories, tools and techniques of organizational behavior. This course intends to develop analytical and creative skills among the students so that they can practice it in actual working environment.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Organization Behavior (LH 6)
  • Concept and evolution of organization behavior
  • Organization behavior and public administration
Unit 2: Basic Human Processes (LH 10)
  • Perception: factor influencing perception perceptual set in organization, perceptual errors
  • Personality, determinants of personality, theories of personality, major personality attributes and characteristics
  • Theories of learning: social learning and reinforcement
Unit 3: Individual in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Organizational commitment, job involvement and job satisfaction
  • Motivation: concept, content theories (need theory, two factors theory, ERG theory), process theories (expectation theory, equity theory, goal setting theory)
  • Power and organizational politics
  • Conflict management
Unit 4: Group in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Concept of group and group dynamic
  • Group formation, formal and informal group
  • Team work and effective team performance
  • Communication: concept, formal and informal communication in organization, communication barriers, effectiveness communication
  • Leadership: concept, leadership style and theories of leadership (trait theory, behavior theory and situational theory: Fielder’s contingency theory and path goal theory)
Unit 5: Organizational Change and Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of change, resistance to change
  • Managing organizational change
  • Concept and techniques of organization development
  • Problems in changing the organization


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