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BBA - International Business

People and Organizations

Programme Objectives

The programme has the following aims:

  1. To enable the study of organisations, their management and the changing external and international contexts in which they operate.

  2. Equip individuals for and/or development of a career in international business and associated specialized areas in business development, marketing, finance and tourism management at a professional or equivalent level to assume managerial positions in the arena of international business.

  3. Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.

  4. Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.


On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of management theories, current issues of management, the development of conceptual frameworks to guide their application within organizations operating in an increasingly global and competitive environment.
  2. Acquire a strong foundation in key functional areas of business management to enable them to succeed as effective managers in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment.
  3. Exhibit a coherent body of knowledge on economic, ethical, environmental, legal, political, sociological and technological factors together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations.
  4. Demonstrate command of a range of competencies relevant to cross-border management, including inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
  5. Acquire and
  6. use a range of concepts, tools and techniques for problem solving and decision-making for analyzing complex and inter-related business scenarios.
  7. Demonstrate and apply critical skills enabling the investigation and evaluation of valid and relevant management issues and practices.

Programme Content


This module will introduce students to concepts and frameworks for understanding management and organization. The field of Organizational behavior intersect many disciplines including, for example, psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

Learning is facilitated via a series of lectures and supplemented with discussions of topics taking place in regular tutorials/ discussion forums. Tutorials/Discussions will involve supplementing the lectures using appropriate articles/case studies or discussions about organization behavior issues and practices. Students’ learning is underpinned by core textbooks and recommended readings

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the effect to psychological and social process on process on individual and group behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate insights of various influential theories of management and Organizational behavior in work situations.
  • Diagnose the cause, consequences, and implication of Organizational decisions and actions to bring about improvements in the organization.
  • Learn how Organizational change affects all aspects of the organization from the individual to the group to the structure and culture of organization


    • Management: An applied Behavioral Sciences Approach
    • Managing in rapidly changing world
    • Challenging and Opportunities for Organizational Behavior
    • Personality, Principles, and Ethics
    • The importance of Learning
    • Motivation
    • Stress Management
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Power and Politics
    • Conflict and Negotiation
    • Work Design and Technology
    • Organizational Culture
    • Organizational Change


  • Course Materials provided by IPE.
  • Robbins, Stephen P &Timothy Judge, Organisational Behaviour, 14th Edition,2010  Pearson Education
  • Huczynski, Andrzej& Buchanan, David, Organisational Behaviour, 2010 Pearson Education
  • Online resources on OCTAL Portal
  • Online data bases from IPE’s E Library