MGMT200 Organizational Behavior

Department of Business Studies: Management

I. Course Number and Title
MGMT200 Organizational Behavior
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MGMT100 (C or better) or MGMT110 (C or better) or Permission of the Department of Business Studies
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course examines the nature of individual and group employee behavior in a work environment and how it affects organizational performance. Psychological principles explain how and why people act as they do. It includes an emphasis on the use of theories as conceptual tools for analyzing and solving personnel problems.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. explain how organizations are sociotechnical systems composed of individuals, groups, tasks, and managerial controls;
    2. define the conceptual frameworks for understanding individual behavior, interpersonal group behavior, and supervisory behavior;
    3. describe the relationship between organizational structure and behavior within an organization; and
    4. apply related theories as tools for analyzing and solving personnel problems.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. demonstrate the ability to analyze situations using materials from the course and to offer solutions to these problems
    2. demonstrate effective oral and written communications skills
    3. discuss the systems view of organizations
    4. explain the contingency approach to management
    5. compare and contrast the various needs theories and show how needs influence behavior
    6. discuss the concept of perception and explore the implications for a manager
    7. describe how reinforcement theory can be used by a manager
    8. explain expectancy theory and show how it can be used
    9. explain equity theory and its implications for behavior in organizations
    10. identify and define the approaches to motivation and illustrate their appropriate use
    11. show how groups influence behavior and how managers can relate effectively to groups, and how groups can be used to enhance organizational performance
    12. define conflict and identify methods for effectively managing conflict
    13. explain the various approaches to leadership and use them to define a personal leadership philosophy
    14. relate the role politics plays in an organization
    15. describe the forces for change and the forces for stability in an organization, show the relationship between the two, and describe methods for introducing change
    16. explore the ways organizational structure impacts on behavior
    17. discuss the relationship between job design, motivation, and performance
    18. describe the communication process, and how communications in an organization can be improved
    19. discuss learning theories and describe how they can be used to initiate and change work related behavior
    20. describe the nature of work-related stress and demonstrate techniques for effectively managing stress
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course learning goals are assessed using a variety of quizzes, tests, and performance-based tasks.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 7/00; Revised 4/05; Revised 11/2011; New Core 8/2015