BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Overview

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course Outline

Module 1: Organisational Principles

  • What is an Organisation?
  • What is an Organisation Structure?
  • Elements of Organisational Structure
  • Six Structure Levels
  • Leavitt Diamond
  • Death and Span of Control
  • Implications of Span of Control
  • Important Terms
  • Line Management Relationships
  • Staff Relationships
  • Functional Relationships
  • Types of Jobs
  • Formalisation of Rules and Procedures
  • Centralisation/ Decentralisation
  • Budgets and Departmentalised Business
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Value Proposition
  • Value Stream

Module 2: Operating Models

  • Functional
  • Divisional – Product or Service/ Geography/ Customer
  • Matrix
  • Team-Based – Cross Functional/ Project
  • Recognise Organisational Boundaries
  • Boundaryless Organisations
  • Outsourcing
  • Offshoring
  • Hollow Organisation Structures
  • Modular Organisation Structures
  • Virtual Organisations
  • Collaborative Organisations
  • Agile Organisations

Module 3: Organisational Motivation, Behaviour, and Culture

  • Organisational Motivation (Object Management Group (OMG) Business Motivation Model)
  • Organisational Effectiveness and Balanced Scorecard
  • Critical Success Factors (CSF) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Deal and Kennedy Model of Corporate Culture
  • Handy’s Model of Organisational Culture
  • Cultural Web
  • National Culture
    • Brooks Factors Affecting National Culture
    • Hofstede Five Dimensions of National Culture
    • Strong, Weak, and Appropriate Cultures

Module 4: Group Formation

  • Overview of Groups
  • Characteristics of Group
  • Group Dynamics
  • Types of Group Tasks
  • Formal and Informal Organisation
  • Social Networks of Informal Groups
  • Homan’s Theory of Group Formation
  • Tuckman and Jensen’s Theory of Group Development

Module 5: Principles of Financial Reporting

  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Key Financial Terms
  • Financial Reports
  • Statement of Financial Position
  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow
  • Costing and Pricing
  • Types of Cost
  • Break Even and Contribution Analysis

Module 6: Project Finance

  • Financial Case
  • Costs and Benefits
  • Benefits Categories
  • Investment and Appraisal Techniques

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Who should attend this BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course?

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course is a part of our wide range of  Business Analysis Courses provides a foundational understanding of organisational behavior, benefiting professionals seeking to gain insights into human behavior within an organisational context. This Business Analysis Certification Course is beneficial for a diverse range of professionals, including:

  • Managers and Team Leaders
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants and Trainers
  • Change Management Professionals

Prerequisites of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending the BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course. However, a basic understanding of organisational structures and business operations can be advantageous for pursuing this Business Analysis Course.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course Overview

In today's dynamic business landscape, proficiency in Organisational Behaviour (OB) holds immense significance. OB encompasses the study of human behaviour within organisational settings, the intricate relationship between individual behavior and organisations, and the organisations themselves. OB Researchers delve into how individuals behave within their roles in various organisational contexts.

Proficiency in organisational behaviour is essential for various professionals, including Project Managers, Business Analysts, HR Professionals, and managers at all levels. This Business Analysis Certification covers essential topics such as organisational design, operating models, individual and group performance, and the foundational principles governing culture and behaviour within organisational contexts.

This intensive 2-day Business Analysis Course  is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and excel in today's complex organisational environments.  Delegates will be will equipped  with the expertise needed to thrive in the realm of Business Analysis and organisational management.

Course Objectives

  • To provide delegates with a foundational understanding of key concepts in Organisational Behaviour
  • To explore the intricacies of organisational design and operating models
  • To enable delegates to analyse and enhance individual and group performance within organisations
  • To impart knowledge of the fundamental principles governing culture and behavior in organisational contexts
  • To prepare delegates for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour exam
  • To equip professionals with the skills needed to contribute effectively to organisational success through insightful analysis and informed decision-making

Upon completing this Business Analysis Course , delegates will possess a solid foundation in Organisational Behaviour, enabling them to contribute more effectively to their organisations by understanding and influencing the complex dynamics of workplace behavior and culture.

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What’s included in the BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Course?

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Examination
  • World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Official BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Exam Information

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour exam assesses participants' understanding of foundational principles and concepts related to organisational behavior. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour FAQs

Yes, the British Computer Society has approved this course. Because Metadata Training is a BCS-accredited partner, you can be sure that companies will acknowledge the certification you earn.
In this BCS Organisational Behaviour training, there are no formal prerequisites.
The tests are online, will be proctored by a member of the Metadata team, and will be offered for selection on the last day of the course (weekdays, during office hours). Beyond taking the course, candidates have up to two months to take their exam; beyond this time, the exam price will be charged.
If a candidate fails an exam, they must pay a retake fee and receive free feedback and review sessions from our experts.
To pass the BCS Organisational Behaviour exam, you need to achieve a minimum passing score that is 93%. The exact score requirement may vary, so it is best to consult the official guidelines or exam information for specific details.
At the completion of the course, certificates of achievement are sent out in printed copy or by email.
Upon completing the BCS Organisational Behaviour training, you can explore various career opportunities such as IT project management, business analysis, software development, database administration, and cybersecurity.
The Foundation Certificate is for people who wish to gain an understanding of the complex factors which designs the working ways of an organisation. It is ideal for Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts, Project Managers, Business Managers, and Product Owners, and so many more.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course duration is 2 days
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour.
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