Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS 6000 - Organizational Behavior

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to help you examine and understand organizations from numerous and diverse perspectives at the individual, group, and organizational levels.  Beginning with the deepest foundations of individual values, emotions, motivations, and behaviors, you will examine and reflect on self and others to understand, predict, and guide multifaceted group dynamics while connecting this to the complex interplay between organizational structure, culture, and change.  Diversity, globalization, and ethics will be woven throughout the course.  As an advanced course in management, ground in contemporary and classic theory, the course will be conducted in a team-based learning format to promote reflection, context-based application and integrated learning of self and others. The concepts and skills you learn in this course can help you to influence and lead members of groups and organizations, while helping you to reach personal fulfillment today and in the future. (prereq: admission to a graduate program)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand, synthesize, and apply classic and contemporary theories that describe, explain, predict, and guide the actions of individuals and groups in relationship to organizational structures and cultures
  • Assess values, emotions, personality, and motivations while understanding perceptions and differences in others and the impact each has communication, decision-making, teamwork, ethics, performance, and satisfaction
  • Examine multiple dimensions of teamwork, leadership, conflict, and power to expand one’s ability to be more effective within and leading diverse group situations
  • Analyze elements of organizational structure and culture to discern alignment and fit
  • Gain awareness of multiple and sometimes conflicting views that occur within diverse, global, and complex organizations to explore, evaluate, appreciate, and manage multiple perspectives using conceptual frameworks and applied tools to create inclusive workplaces in an increasingly interconnected world

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Organizational behavior
  • Individuals in organizations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Groups in organizations
  • Organizational structure and culture
  • Change dynamics in organizations
  • Professional development

Dr. Kelly Ottman

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