Organizational Behavior (Wezel)UNIVERSITÀ DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
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Organizational behavior is a course in applied behavioral science which brings insights from economics, psychology, and sociology to bear on a variety of issues that are central to our capacity to understand and manage business companies and other complex organizations. Topics covered include theories of motivation and incentives, business decisions, group processes, organizational design and organizational culture.
In Organizational Behavior the evaluation of coursework is based on two group works and a final exam. The first group activity (labelled ‘Hands on!’) will give you some understanding of the barriers and issues in the implementation of the concepts discussed in class. The second group activity relates to the presentation and critical discussion of a case study. The final exam involves a multiple choice test based on the material discussed throughout the entire course. The presentation of the case will account for 20% of the final mark. The ‘Hands on!’ assignment will contribute to 40%; the final exam accounts for the remaining 40% of the final mark. The grades of the group assignments can be averaged with the mark obtained at the exam within the same academic year. In subsequent academic years the exam will account for 100% of the final grade.