Syllabus Ob

Universitas Islam Indonesia
Faculty of Economics

Organizational Behavior

Lecturer: Achmad Sobirin, Drs, MBA, Ph. D.
Phone: 0811 283 644
Credit(CP): 4
Consultation Times: By appointment
Class Duration: Two hundred minutes per week for 14 weeks

Subject Overview:
This course emphasizes the importance of people and the relevance of their behavior, both individual and group, in managing job satisfaction and effective organizations. Since organizational process, structure and design affect human behavior within organization, the course will also discuss these three variables in addition to organizational change. The course begins with a focus on the foundations of individual behavior and their related variables such as perception, values and attitude and motivation, followed by group behavior. Part three of this course will discuss organizational systems including organizational structure, process and culture. Finally, discussion on organizational dynamics – change and development will end up this course.

Subject Objectives:

At the end of the term, students will have been able to
1. Discuss the role of people within organization
2. Explain factors affecting individual and group behavior 3. Explain how human behavior determines job satisfaction and effective organization 4. Explain the implications of organizational systems to human behavior at work 5. Discuss organizational change – process and structural changes and their impact to behavior


Student will be assessed based on the composite evaluation criteria as follow: 1. Class Participation, quizzes 20%
2. Case report and presentation20%
3. Individual paper20%
4. Mid term exam20%
5. Final Exam20%

Class Participation:
Because this course is using case method, then, your attendance and participation are a must. In addition, before attending the class you have to read the chapter(s) and or reading(s) assigned to you. These all will help you understanding and make it easier for you to taking this course. Based on university policy, student whose attendance is less than 75% will get no grade (fail)

Four quizzes will be given at any time during the semester. Two quizzes will be given during the first part of semester (before mid term) and the rest will be given after mid term exam. No announcement will be given before the quizzes have taken place.

Essay/ Individual paper:
Students are required to submit a 15-page essay about human behavior at works. The precise topic will be announced in week 2, and the paper must be submitted in week 8. The essay must be written individually.

Case report and presentation:
Six cases will be given during the semester. Case is a group work. Therefore students should form a group of five to do case report and presentation. Cases will be distributed during the class session.

The mid-term exam will be held as scheduled by the Department Management. The final exam will be held at the end of semester. The exams involve an OB case and several short answer questions. The exams are 100 minutes in duration.

Grading System:

Based on university policy, a pass grade or better will only be given to students who achieve a final grade above 55%.

Total| Grade| | Total| Grade|
86 - 100| A| | 61 - 63| C+|
83 - 85| A-| | 56 - 60| C|
80 - 82| A/B| | 53 - 55| C-|
76 - 79| B+| | 49 - 52| C/D|
71 - 75| B| | 45 - 48| D+|
68 - 70| B-| | 35 - 44| D|
64 - 67 | B/C| | 0 - 34 | E|

Policy on assessment:
Essays and assignments will not be accepted after the due date unless arrangements for an extension of time have been made prior to the due date. If you do not agree with the result that you achieve for any piece of assessment for this subject please...

References: Text Books
1. Stephen P. Robbins (1996), Organizational Behavior: Concepts, Controversies and Applications, 7th edition, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc. (SR) or the latest edition
Additional readings
1. Donald F. Harvey and Donald R. Brown (1996), An Experiential Approach to Organizational Development, 5th edition, Prentice Hall Inc. (HB)
2. Henry W. Lane and Joseph DiStefano (1992), International Management Behavior, 2nd edition, PWS-KENT Publishing Company (LD)
3. Gareth R. Jones (1995), Organizational Theory: Text and Cases, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company (GJ)
4. Louis E. Boone and Donald D Bowen (1987), The Great Writings in Management and Organizational Behavior, 2nd edition, Random House Inc. (BB)
5. Garry Yulk (1994), Leadership in Organization, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall Inc. (GY)
6. Other periodicals and printed materials to be added
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