Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Organization Behavior

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Anita Patankar Major/Minor 4 Business Studies Major/Minor  


(OB) is a foundation course in individual and group behaviour in organizations. It covers a wide breadth of theories and applications dealing with such topics as perception, motivation, decision making, team dynamics, negotiation, conflict management, leadership, and organizational culture.
This course helps students to develop a conceptual understanding of OB theories and provides skills to put those ideas and theories into practice. Key techniques and processes designed to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness are examined from the perspective of management, workers, and society at large.

 Course Objectives 

Students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply various organizational theories to specific business cases
  • Comprehend leadership concepts and apply them through role playing scenarios and simulations
  • Understand group dynamics, how to build empowered work teams, how to design a motivating work environment and how to resolve conflict
  • Understand and defend significance of ethical implications of decision making
  • Understand how diversity affects the workplace environment and develop some strategies to bridge differences to capitalize on the benefits of multiculturalism.

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Lectures and Guest lectures
  • Readings followed by discussions
  • Viewing of films
  • Presentations
  • Case studies


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!