Management and Organizational Behavior

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management and Organizational Behavior

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Students are able to use multiple perspectives to diagnose business problems and recommend appropriate solutions when approaching and understanding organizations structures, cultures, social and individual processes as they are commonly experienced by employees, teams, and managers. The course is approached from a management and work team member approach.

    The student should at the end of the course have the ability to analyze and describe the present situation of a case from 3 different perspectives (modernist, symbolic and postmodern), present pro’s and cons of the present situation, and suggest changes to the organisational and individual processes in the organisation given the specific organisations competitive and market situation.

    The course works from the assumptions that all students will become senior managers and employees, as such they:

    • Constantly, evaluated by the business environment, the senior managers and shareholders, their peers, and specialist functions like HR and the financial controllers,
    • Take responsibility for their own learning and actively ensures that they develop their abilities to the maximum extend,
    • Engagement and commitment by providing constructive and critical feedback to fellow students and teachers,
    • Ensures that they are enabled to do their tasks and assignments both in the classroom and in their project team.
    • The student positively aligns to the learning objective of the course.

    The course will include lecturing, group discussions, small assignments, quiz, and a team project.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Understand and analyze organizational processes from different theoretical and practical perspectives.
    2. Work in teams and take responsibility for the team results.
    3. Examine management and organizational opportunities and constraints.
    4. Integrate the different theoretical perspectives into managerial and practical solutions for organizing, planning and controlling the development of the organization.

    Teaching Methods:

    Lecture, self-study, case study analysis, paired-work, group-work, discussion, presentation

    Teaching Media:

    Power-point slides and other materials (self-download), handouts, worksheets, case studies, group discussions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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