Organizational Behavior (WiSe)

This course provides students with knowlege of theories on organizational behavior which will enhance their accuracy in explaining and predicting behavior in the workplace. The importance of a systematic study of organizational behavior is stressed by discussing and comparing empirical evidence on the phenomena and theories studied. The acquired knowledge will be applied to practical questions.


  • Attitudes and Job Satisfaction/ Job Performance
  • Moods, Emotions and the Foundations of Motivation
  • Motivational Theories
  • The importance of Personality, Individual Abilities and Values  Challenges of Individual Perceptions, Biases and Stereotypes
  • Foundations of Group Behavior and Work Teams
  • Team Composition, Diversity and Team process
  • Leadership I: Leader Power & Leader Traits
  • Leadership II: Leadership Behaviors, Contingency Theories and Leader-Member-Relation
  • Leadership III: Different Types of Leadership Styles

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: every second week

Examination Form: Exam


  • Primary: Robbins, Stephen P., Judge, Timothy A. (2014). Organizational Behavior. Global 16th Edition, ISBN 10 129205655X or ISBN 13 9781292056555, Pearson Education
  • Secondary: Colquitt, Jason A., LePine, Jeffery A., Wesson, Michael J. (2016). Organizational Behavior. 5th Edition, ISBN 978-1-259-54509-2, McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Additional research articles