Human Behaviour and Enterprise in Organisations

This course provides a one-term introduction to, and survey of, basic organizational behaviour concepts and their application in contemporary organizations. The field of organizational behaviour focuses on issues related to human behaviour and interpersonal relations within an organization.

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  • Semester: Spring
  • Location: Leeuwarden
  • Entry requirements: Finished first two years of a bachelor programme
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The programme will include conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill oriented activities. Topics include behaviour diversity in organizations, attitudes, emotions and moods, personality and values, perception and individual decision making, motivation, personality types, group behaviour, behaviour in team work, the correlation of happening - thought and action/reaction, emotional intelligence, rationality, coping with stress, developing the inner qualities for success and entrepreneurship in organisations. Students should acquire skills and analytic concepts to improve personal, group and organizational relationships and effectiveness.

Additionally, during this minor, the students will be stimulated to develop their logical and critical thinking skills and dispositions they will use in their future career. Furthermore, it nurtures the skills and habits of the mind that they will need to be successful in their civic, professional, and personal lives. The activities offered make the concept of critical thinking come alive through topics such as clarifying ideas, evaluating claims and arguments, heuristic thinking, using maps to evaluate arguments and decisions, and deciding what to do and doing it.


  • Organisational behaviour
  • Critical Thinking for personal and professional development

The minor aims to create awareness and train students in managing their behaviours and logical and critical thinking skills in an effective manner. 

  • Location: Leeuwarden
  • Semester: Spring
  • Credits: 15 ECTS
  • Entry requirements: Finished first two years of a bachelor programme
  • Available places: Minimum number of enrolments: 12, maximum number of enrolments: 24 


  • Individual reflective product folders for both subjects (Organisational Behaviour and Critical Thinking)
  • Weekly individual presentations in student-led seminars.
  • Individual personal performance during PBL-like discussions and debates.
  • Group assignments / experiments / projects / simulations