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- Course format
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|Volume of contact hours : ||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student : ||108 h|
- Course track
Track : Attendance
"Attendance" track :
Attendance at lecture / tutorial classes and intermediate / final exams is mandatory. As evaluation of in class work constitutes an essential element of grading,
any absence will be penalized and is taken into account for grading purposes (see academic rules and regulations).
"Autonomous" track :
Attendance at intermediate / final exams is mandatory, but students are free to attend lecture / tutorial classes.
For all Master programs and all other programs realized in the form of dual internships (apprentissage), attendence at lecture / tutorial classes and intermediate / final exams is entirely mandatory. Therefore, only the "Attendance" track can be selected.
Contribution of the course to the educational objectives of the programme
How the course contributes to the programme :
This course explores your competencies that contribute to effectiveness at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Although skills in areas such as finance and accounting are crucial for organizational success, the ability to manage an organization, its groups, and its individuals is equally important. Success in your careers will depend on your ability to accomplish tasks, goals, and projects that in turn will depend on how well you work for, work with, and lead as well as manage others. The goal of this course is to prepare you to manage self, people, teams, and organizations. We will focus on (a) “macro” or organization-level issues of leadership, including structure, strategy, systems, and culture, (b) team-level or collective issues, including interpersonal constructs such as power, persuasion, leading teams, coaching and mentoring, and (c) micro-level or individual issues such as leading other individuals and yourself.
- Educational organisation
- In class
- In groups
- Case studies/texts
- Oral presentations
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)
- Discussions / debates
- Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: :
- Explain the trends in today’s workplace that impact effective functioning of individuals, teams and, organizations
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills that are essential to manage one’s own behavior and that of others.
- Prepare to apply what they have learned
- Analyze issues faced by multiple stakeholders such as the community, society, country, and the planet
- Synthesize what they have learned in this course with personal, academic, work, and community experience
- Assess and reflect on one’s own learning—with the goal of developing increasingly complex frameworks for future learning
Friday April 3rd
Introductions; Team formation ; What is Leadership?
Monday April 6th
What is an Organization and a Person in an Organizational Context?
Tuesday April 7th
Organizational Behavior at Individual-level and at Team-level
Wednesday April 8th
Thursday April 9th
9 am-12 pm Persuasion-based on Evidence- Presentations and Q&A
- Key concepts to understand :
- Knowledge of :
This courses requires a foundational knowledge of management principles and practices. Students should have understanding of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, the four functions of management.
- Teaching material
- Recommended reading
- Intermediate evaluation / continuous assessment 1 :
written / individual / English / weighting : 50%
additional information : Readiness Tests (Individual and Team Grade)- For each class-session, students will read the assigned material and then take a readiness assurance test (individually and in teams) based on the material.
- Intermediate evaluation / continuous assessment 2 :
oral / individual / English / weighting : 25%
additional information : Class applications and participation- For each class-session, students will engage in class discussion and application activities, highlight chapter content salient to the workplace as well as share their news selection.
- Intermediate evaluation / continuous assessment 3 :
written + oral / individual / English / weighting : 15%
additional information : Persuasion based on Evidence- This final assignment is about using the evidence to persuade one’s manager/peer/HR about a work-related issue. Students will prepare a script and short presentation in which they will present evidence-based arguments to persuade an organization to take a particular action related to a topic covered in this course. For e.g., why team-based rewards should be used instead of individual rewards
- Intermediate evaluation / continuous assessment 4 :
written + oral / individual / English / weighting : 10%
additional information : Peer assessment- Students will rate contribution by their team members’ to team-related activities and assignments
- Grounds for expulsion from classes
Behaviors such as
- arriving late, leaving early, or exiting the classroom at inopportune moments during class
- ostentatiously eating or drinking in class
- using smartphones or laptops for non-class-related purposes
- reading texts unrelated to the course
- discussing topics unrelated to the course
- disrespecting the lecturer
may lead to expulsion from the class/course.