Management 322

MGNT 322: Organizational Behavior

Credit Hours: (3)

Prerequisite: Junior standing


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) Students will be able to identify, describe, and explain individual characteristics related to the key outcomes of the field of Organizational Behavior.
2) Students will be able to identify, describe, and explain individual mechanisms related to the key outcomes of the field of Organizational Behavior.
3) Students will be able to identify, describe, and explain group mechanisms related to the key outcomes of the field of Organizational Behavior.
4) Students will be able to identify, describe, and explain organizational mechanisms related to the key outcomes of the field of Organizational Behavior.


Assessment Measures


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


Other Course Information

None


Review and Approval

April 18, 2016

March 2011

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