Organizational Behavior – BBA

Credit: 3

Hours: 51

Credit Type: Theory

Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Organization and Management


In today’s society, people’s participations in different organizations are inevitable. Individuals ‘goals and interests are not normally in the same direction with those of organizations and sometimes are contradictory. Therefore, the organization behavior course aims at analyzing different factors affecting people’s behavior, prediction of future behavior, and behavior control and change at individual, group and organizational level. This will help to provide a suitable environment for individual development as well as facilitating achievement of organizational goals.

Main Topics:

Part 1: Introduction to behavioral science

  • Definition and principles of behavioral science, the relation of human behavior with other fields of human and social science
  • The goals of organizational  behavior
  • Levels of organizational behavior analysis
  • Individual and organization at work, individual and organization interaction, organization effects on individuals

Part 2: Understanding human behavior

Definition of Behavior, how behaviors are formed, goals and motivation, motivation Intensity

Principles of behavioral Analysis

Perception (perception process, perceptional mistakes, success, document Theory)

Personality (Individual differences, personality theories, aspects of personality

Learning process (learning and improvement theories, improvement requirement)

Behavior correction and goals setting

Part 3: Needs and Motivations

Theories of need (motivation contents): Hierarchy of needs by Maslow, Greeves, Alderfer and McClelland

Motivational environment: Hawthorn studies, X and Y Mac Greever, Arjerlis studies, Arjees maturity and non maturity theory, motivation theory, Herzeerg Psychological health, frequentation analysis

Recognition theories (motivation process): Expectation theories, theory of equality of combination and application of motivation theories

Part 4: Mutual personal behavior and group behavior

General look at group dynamic ( Group definition, The importance of group study, various groups, formal and informal group, Group development (Hemnez Theory), informal group dynamic

Interactive and conflict behaviors (individual internal conflict, mutual personal conflict, mutual groups behavior and conflict, organizational conflict)

     Leadership in the organization:

Definition of leadership, leadership approaches, Leadership behavioral approach, Tannenbaum and Schmidt’s continuum of leadership behavior, Michigan study, Studies by University of Ohayo, management style, Likert management systems ,  contingency approaches, Fedler contingency theory of  leadership, theory of the path to goal, Hersey and Blanchard Situational leadership(life cycle)

Individual communication

Goals of organizational communications, communication methods, communication process, willingly communication

Part 5: Combination of individual, group and organization

Change forces, resistance to change, process of recognizing level of behavioral changes, process of behavioral change