organizational behaviour

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of his second term is in sight for FT MBA blogger John Hayden. He has already selected the electives he will study in his third term at HEC, but before that is a leadership course at the French Military Academy Saint Cyr  

Myha Truong

Based on my own observations, the business school courses that generated the most amount of grumbling amongst the student body were those in organisational behaviour (OB) and human resources management (HRM).

Some students were unhappy with these courses because there was no “right” answer, meaning that grades would be assigned based on subjective rather than objecdtive criteria. Others felt their tuition money and time could be better spent on courses that equipped them with concrete marketable skills, such as learning how to value a company. Finally, there was a subset of students who felt these courses were of little relevance to them since they were already well regarded by their peers and superiors with respect to their leadership abilities.