Organizational Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour

OB is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness.

  • Assume that you want to decide on attending an MBA program in one of the Sudanese universities. Use the rational decision making model to select the appropriate program than you will join. To what extent do you think that the decision  differs from that you made to attend the MBA program at the University of Khartoum?
  • Answer this question in not more than four pages (font 12)
  • The submission date is in Week 8 (in the class).
  • Late submission will not be accepted.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate their individual abilities to answer the question. Identical or even similar answers will score zero.

Course title: Organizational Behaviour
Faculty name: Dr. Hesham Eldaw Mohamed
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Course Code: SMS 515
Credits: 3 hours

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course can be summarized in the followings:

  • To focus on the continuous improvement of the effectiveness of organizations and their members.
  • To understand why people and groups in organizations feel and behave as they do.
  • To identify processes and methods that can improve behaviour and attitude of organizational members and , thus, their effectiveness.
  • To develop and enhance your shills as organizational member and manger.

Course contents:

  • What is organizational behaviour?
  • Foundations of individual behaviour.
  • Values, attitudes, and job satisfaction.
  • Personality and emotions.
  • Perception and individual decision making.
  • Motivation.
  • Foundations of group behaviour
  • Understanding work teams.
  • Communications
  • Leadership.
  • Power and politics
  • Conflict and negotiation.
  • Foundation of organization structure.
  • Organizational culture.
  • Human Resource policies and practices
  • Organizational change and stress management

References :

Robbins, Steven P. (2007): Organizational Behaviour (11th Edition. Prentice-Hall of India)


Assessment: Weightage:
End -term exam 60 %
Continuous mode of assessment:  
Mid-term exam 25 %
Research assignment 15 %
Total marks 100 %


Assessment Schedule;

  • Mid-term exam 8th week
  • Research assignment:
  • Date of release: 6th week
  • Date of submission: 10th week ( in the class)


Class Schedule

Week I

  • What is organizational behaviour

Week 2

  • Foundations of individual behaviour

Week 3

  • Values, attitudes, and job satisfaction. Personality and emotions.

Week 4

  • Perception and individual decision making

Week 5

  • Motivation

Week 6

  • Foundation of group behaviour

Week 7

  • Understanding work teams

Week 8

  • Mid-term exam.

Week 9

  • Communication

Week 10

  • Leadership

Week 11

  • Power and politics
  • Conflict and negotiation

Week 12

  • Foundation of organization structure
  • Organizational culture

Week 13

  • Human Resource policies and practices

Week 14

  • Organizational change and stress management



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