Organisational Behavior

SubjectOrganisational Behavior
Semester3rd semester (autumn)
Study programme:Business studies (undergraduate)
Primary language:Slovene
Lecturer Malačič, Iztok
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an obligatory course in accordance with an officially approved curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Business Studies.
Students must have sufficient knowledge of the Slovene language so that they can communicate with lecturers and other students, follow the lectures and understand the study materials.
  • To understand the basic organisational concepts.
  • Describe the impact of external and internal factors on the organisational decisions of the company.
  • To acquire problem solving skills based on quantitative and qualitative information.
  • To develop the ability to foresee situations and anticipate events as well as being able to recognize and interpret an economic situation within a specific context.
  • To develop decision-making skills.
  • To acquire skills for independent learning.
  • To be able to express ones' ideas and formulate arguments in a logical and coherent way, both verbally and in written form.
  • To be able to create arguments which are conducive to critical and self-critical thinking.
  • To develop skills for adapting to new situations.
  • To acquire mechanisms that facilitate the adoption of ethical commitments.
  • To be able to analyse business-related behaviour and decisions and evaluate them from an economic, social and ethical point of view.
  • To acquire the ability to put knowledge into practice.
  • To be able to develop abilities for interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  • To understand the strategic aspect of the company's organisational function.
  • To be able to understand and use basic organisational concepts and principles.
Learning outcomes
After passing the exam, the student will understand approaches to create an effective organization of the company.
  • The problem and purpose of studying the organization
  • Objectives of the organization's study
  • The perspectives of studying the organization
  • A review of the fundamental theories about the organization
  • Transaction theory
  • Situational theory
  • Ecological and population theory
  • Institutional theory
  • Network theory
  • The principal-agent theory
Teaching and learning activities
  • Teacher explanations
  • Conversation / debate
  • Presentation of seminar papers
  • Project work for an external subscriber
Evaluation system and criteria
  • Evaluation system consists of: seminar work (25% of the weight), individual participation (25% of the weight) and a written exam (50% of the weight).
  • Regardless of the calculation taking into account the individual weights, first the written exam must have the positive evaluation.
Teaching and learning material
  • Rozman, Rudi; Mihelčič, Miran; Kovač, Jure. Sodobne teorije organizacije. EF Ljubljana, 2011.
  • Vaupot, Zoran. Uvod v razumevanje organizacije, zapiski predavanj. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za pravo in poslovne vede.
Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By agreement


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