Management 322

MGNT 322: Organizational Behavior

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Credit Hours: (3)

A study of individual and group behaviors within organizations. Intended to develop in managers a greater awareness of the problems and opportunities in managing individuals in organizations and in increasing employee effectiveness. A business core requirement.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Outline of major topics:

The major topics to be covered in Organizational Behavior are:
1. The Individual in Organizations
    a. Important employee outcomes
    b. Individual attitudes
    c. Personality and culture
    c. Individual ability and motivation
    d. Individual learning and decision making
    e. Specific employee productive and unproductive behaviors

2. Groups and Interpersonal Influence
    a. Types of groups
    b. Group processes

3. Organizational Structure and Process
    a. Supportive organizational systems
    b. Communication
    c. Leadership theory

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course consists of lecture/discussion, research projects, and examinations. Theories will be discussed, with cases and experiential exercises as appropriate. Student presentations may be required, and students may be assigned to groups.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Analyze issues in the field of organizational behavior.
2. Assess the factors and processes affecting the performance of individuals and teams within organizations and the relationship between such performance and organizational successes.

Assessment Measures

Written and oral assignments, and examinations. Some instructors may include group assignments, either written or oral, in the assessment.

Other Course Information


Review and Approval
Fall 2010, reviewed and approved by the Department of Management faculty.