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EMG 3398 Organization Theory

Course Description

Emphasizes fundamental concepts of organizational theory from a managerial perspective as applied to the behavior and performance of organizations and serves as the capstone course for the program.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Explain the nature of organizational structure and what determines that structure
  • Describe organizational effectiveness and how to measure that effectiveness
  • Determine structural design options and when these design options should be implemented
  • Explain the linkage between organizational theory and practical applications to everyday management

Week 1

Lecture: Overview
Lecture: Individual Behavior and Motivation in the Workplace


  • Explain individual behavior as it relates to the organization

Week 2

Lecture: Team Behavior and Managing the Environment


  • Explain decision making and creativity as it relates to the organization

Week 3

Lecture: Power Influence


  • Examine the roles of power and influence in the organization

Week 4

Lecture: Leadership in Organizational Settings


  • Examine leadership in organizational settings

Week 5

Lecture: Organizational Theory


  • Explain organizational theory

Week 6

Lecture: Organizational Process


  • Explain organizational process

Week 7

Lecture: Organizational Culture


  • Explain organizational culture

Week 8

Lecture: Organizational Change


  • Explain organizational change

The course description, objectives and learning outcomes are subject to change without notice based on enhancements made to the course. December 2013