Public University of Navarre

Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176301 Subject title: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND BEHAVIOR
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 2 Period: 1º S
Department: Gestión de Empresas

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Organization and Human Resources.



Individual, group behavior, organizational structure, organizational culture.


General proficiencies

CG01. Analysis and synthesis skills.

CG02. Ability to organize and plan.

CG03. Oral and written communication in the native language.

CG04. Writing and speaking in a foreign language.

CG06. Ability to find and analyze information from different sources.

CG07. Ability to solve problems.

CG08. Ability to make decisions.

CG09. Ability to work in a team.

CG12. Skills in personal relationships.

CG14. Critical thinking and self-assessment.

CG15. Ethical commitment in the workplace.

CG17. Autonomous learning skills.

CG18. Ability to adapt to new situations.

CG20. Leadership.

CB1 - Students have demonstrated that they possess knowledge of and understand an area of study, based on general secondary education and usually to a level which, albeit with the support of advanced text books, also includes some aspects which imply knowledge of the latest developments in their field of study.

CB2 - Students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess skills which are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and resolving problems in their area of study.

CB3 - Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) in order to voice opinions which include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.

CB4 - Students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

CB5 - Students have developed those learning skills required in order to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of self-reliance.


Specific proficiencies

CE01. Understanding economic institutions as the result and the application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy works.

CE04. Applying professional criteria based on the management of technical tools to the analysis of business problems.

CE09. Ability to integrate in any functional area of a company or organization and perform any task in them.

CE10. Creating and managing a business in its key dimensions.

CE11. Understanding the nature of the company as an organization and as a place of interaction of agents with different objectives.

CE13. Identifying the firm as a system and recognizing interdependencies between the different functional areas.

CE14. Implementing policies and practices aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency.

CE19. Applying techniques to improve the training, development and motivation of human resources


Learning outcomes

R_DG_01. Understand the theoretical foundations in decision making.

R_DG_02.  Achieve an understanding of the Business Theory: organizing and functional areas.

R_DG_03. Identifying the main concepts from the Organizational Theory: Understanding the main concepts from the Organization Theory and Organizational Behavior; Comparing different theories on Organizational Behavior; Understanding the relationships between the different levels of the organization.

R_DG_05. Applying organizational behavior theories to individual development.

R_DG_06. Applying organizational behavior theories to non-complex real situations.

R_DG_07. Understand the mainstays of conflict resolution and the basics of effective cooperation.



  Classroom hours Out of classrooms hours
A-1 Large group sessions-theory and practice (includes final exam) 46  
A-2 Medium-sized group sessions-practice 14  
A-3 Essays and exercises   24
A-4 Individual study   40
A-5 Prepare for exams and quizzes   18
A-6 Tutorials   08
Total 60 90


Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Methodology-Activity COMPETENCES
A-1 Large group sessions (final exam included) CG01, CG04, CG07, CG08, CG09, CG18, CG20, CE04, CE09, CE10 CB1 
A-2 Medium size group sessions CG03, CG08, CG09, CG12, CE14, CE19,CB2, CB3, CB4
A-3 Essays and exercises CG06, CG09, CG12, CG14, CG20, CB2, CB3, CB4 
A-4 Individual study CG01, CG02, CG15, CG17, CE01, CE11, CE13, CB1
A-5 Prepare tests and exams CG02, CG07, CG15, CE11, CB1, CB5
A-6 Tutorials CB1, CB2, CB3






Learning outcomes Evaluation Weight (%) Retake evaluation
R_DG_01 R_DG_02 R_DG_03 R_DG_07 R_DG_08 Midterm exams 15 % Yes
R_DG_06 Teamwork 20 % No
R_DG_05 Individual work/Participation 15 % No
R_DG_01 R_DG_02 R_DG_03 R_DG_07 R_DG_08 Final exam. To pass the course it is necessary to obtain at least 4 points out of 10 in the final exam 50%
Only those students who have taken the final exam and have obtained at least 2.5 points out of 10 are allowed to make the retake exam.



This course aims to bring students to the study of human behavior within organizations, as well as of the knowledge of the main variables related to the design of the organization. This general objective implies that the student knows the problems faced by organizations in this field, the main theoretical developments in the discipline, his personal position on these issues and developing the ability to translate knowledge into practice.

The course aims to provide the basic theoretical foundation for effective leadership at any level in any function within organizations. Therefore, its contents are very useful to perform management tasks that involve responsibility for people.

The course content is structured in three blocks. The first one takes the individual as the basic unit of analysis, studying the relevant dimensions related to her behavior within organizations. The second one identifies the relationship between individuals within groups in organizations. The third section is aimed at analyzing the elements that define and shape the organization as a set of relationships and people.



Subject 1. Introduction to Organizational Behavior

Subject 2. Personality and work values and job attitudes

Subject 3. Individual perception and decision-making

Subject 4. Motivation: basic and applied concepts

Subject 5. Group behavior and teams

Subject 6. Leadership and power

Subject 7. Conflict and negotiations

Subject 8. Basic challenges of organizational design

Subject 9. Organizational structures

Subject 10. Organizational culture



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Basic references:

Robbins, S. P. and Judge, T. A. (2013): Essentials of organizational behavior, 12th edition, Global edition, Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, England.

Jones, G. R. (2012): Organizational Theory, Design and Change, 7th edition, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, USA.

Complementary references.

Robbins, S. P., Judge, T. A. and Campbell, T. T. (2010): Organizational Behavior, 1st edition, Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, England.

Mintzberg, H. (1979): The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research. Prentice-Hall. Michigan.

Wagner, J.A. and Hollenbeck, J.R. (2015): Organizational behavior: securing competitive advantage. Routledge. New York.



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