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MGMT 5530 Organizational Behavior

Credits: 
4

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

In MGMT 5530 Organizational Behavior, you will examine how organizations motivate individuals and teams to succeed while overcoming conflicts and change. Once completed, you will be able to outline organizational behavior trends, discuss ethical issues, and identify strategies to improve employee motivations through job design.

What You Will Learn in MGMT 5530

You will study the effects of organizational variables on individual and group behavior. Through coursework that addresses theory and practice, you will gain an understanding of how the everyday behavior of an organization's employees relates to effective team building, conflict management and resolution, as well as the negotiation of legal and psychological contracts. The course will also examine broader aspects of organizational culture and their impact on today's managers. Students will ultimately learn how to use concepts in the traditional workplace as well as the virtual workplace.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Resistance to Change
  • Drivers to Performance
  • The Relationship Between Motivation and Performance
  • Cultural Differences
  • Creative Thinking and Teams
  • The Positive and Negative Effects of Power
  • Handling Interpersonal Conflicts

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MGMT 5530, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major organizational behavior trends and discuss their effects on the workplace.
  • Examine ethical and motivational issues.
  • Identify strategies to improve employee motivation through job design.
  • Identify the characteristics of self-directed work teams (SDWTs).
  • Discuss conflict techniques in the workplace.

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Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.