PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica


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Psychology in business and economics
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Primo Semestre
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Psicologia sociale e del lavoro

Work and Organizational Psychology's knowledge

Educational goals

The objective of the course is the development of a psychological lens for a specific interpretation of business and economics as a good management and governance of household stuff.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
– use a basic glossary about the psychological drivers embedded in the innovative technological contexts
– identify some integration dispositions in facilitating the development of good enough organizational processes of knowledge creation and circulation
– acknowledge clues and cues of concrete teamwork dynamics
– define and articulate a project draft related to specific organizational needs
– apply some soft skills and critical thinking competences

Course content

The module is organized with the collaboration of international firms. The guests will discuss with students the ways they adopt for enhancing social and organizational sustainability in their workplace context, developing an innovative managerial perspective.

Teaching methods

We will work through traditional lessons, in-group exercises, organizational experiences’ witnesses, paper discussions and presentations, team work. The students will meet two companies, both in class and visiting the plants, providing a basic organizational analysis and giving feedback to the firms in a final public speaking event.

Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment method for attending students (formative and summative assessment)
Attending students will asked to produce and present a report about the groupwork task they’ll have dealth with during the course: both the group processes and presentations will receive a formative assessment (40% of the final mark). A final written examination will be held as summative assessment session (the questions will refer to the main contents of the course, with a case study to be analyzed and other questions with open answers – 60% of the final mark).

Assessment method for not attending students (summative assessment)
Not attending students will be assessed thorugh summative exam consisting in a written test, composed by a case study to be analyzed (40% of the final mark) and other questions with open answers (60% of the final mark).

The evaluation criteria will focus on the proper use of the acquired conceptual frameworks, the smart capability to associate and combine different levels and issues, the appropriated connection with other contents related to other courses.

The student's preparation is evaluated according to the following grading scale:
30-30 cum laude: Excellent quality showing a full achievement of learning outcomes beyond normal expectations
27-29: Very good quality showing that learning outcomes are surpassed
24-26: Good quality showing that learning outcomes are achieved and to some extent surpassed
21-23: Basic quality with clear evidence that learning outcomes are achieved
18-20: Sufficient quality showing that learning outcomes are being achieved
0-17: Unsatisfactory quality showing that learning outcomes are not achieved

Further information

If the teaching would be given in mixed or remote mode, changes may be introduced with respect to what is stated in the syllabus to make the course and exams usable also in these ways.