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MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior

Course Description

Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.

Week 1

Lecture: Course Introduction


  • Understand the foundations of human differences
  • Examine strategies for increasing individual performance in organizational settings

Week 2

Lecture: Individuals in Organizations


  • Learn why and how we work
  • Explore satisfaction and emotion in organizational life

Week 3

Lecture: Individuals in Organizations (continued)


  • Identify foundations of social cognition
  • Understand the perception of ourselves and the work situation

Week 4

Lecture: Groups and Teams in Organizations


  • Analyze making rational and irrational decisions
  • Explain making ethical and unethical decisions

Week 5

Lecture: Groups and Teams in Organizations (continued)


  • Explore foundational of conformity, obedience, and persuasion
  • Become familiar with organizational socialization and commitment
  • Define organizational culture

Week 6

Lecture: Groups and Teams in Organizations (continued)


  • Learn how to manage person-organizational conflicts
  • Define power, influence, and interpersonal attraction
  • Explain group processes

Week 7

Lecture: Organizations in Action


  • Understand foundations of creativity
  • Explore managing creativity and innovation in organizations

Week 8

Lecture: Course Summary


  • Define leadership and change

The course description, objectives and learning outcomes are subject to change without notice based on enhancements made to the course. November 2011