Excerpt from course description

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour


The aim of this preparatory course is to provide an introduction to organizational behaviour (OB). The course is designed for students without any background in OB. It aims to help them in their transition to the MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology. The topics in the preparatory course will be covered as part of the MSc in Leadership and Organisational psychology but at an advanced level. Mastering the basics of OB prior to entering the program is essential to succeed in it.

Organizational behaviour (OB) is a field of study focused on understanding, explaining, and improving how individuals and groups behave within organizational contexts. It is a discipline that draws heavily from the behavioral science disciplines, notably psychology, social psychology, and sociology.

Through the study of OB, we can better explain, predict, and influence individual and group behavior in organizations as well as organizations themselves, and manage others – and ourselves – more effectively in organizational contexts.

Course content

  • Personality and individual differences
  • Cognition and decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Ethics, sustainability, and diversity
  • Organization theories
  • Motivation
  • Human resources and strategy
  • Conducting research in organizational behavior


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