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MGMT 317 : Organizational Behavior

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Organizational Behavior
This course provides an overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting human behavior in business organizations, with emphasis on research, theory, and practice.

The primary objectives of this course are: 1) to increase student understanding of the complexity of managing human behavior in organizations, 2) to explore basic theories and concepts of behavior in an organizational setting, and 3) to apply management problem solving techniques to organizational behavior.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Explain the origins and foundations of organizational behavior, including processes and consequences of those processes.

2. Examine the various theories of leadership, comparing and contrasting them, showing similarities and differences.

3. Assess the process of individual and group decision making, and demonstrate when each should be used.

4. Examine group dynamics, power and influence in organizations, and explain how they are interrelated.

5. Explain how the processes of perception and diversity influence the management processes and contribute to individual differences.

6. Describe sources of conflict and stress in organizations and illustrate ways of effectively managing them.

7. Compare the various theories of motivation and describe how managers can best use them with employees.

8. Evaluate the various types of performance appraisals and analyze how they relate to organizations’ development.

9. Describe the process of job design and explore the steps taken in organizational design and structure.

10. Analyze how organizations adapt to and confront change, both internal and external, in the larger society.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Janet Cosman-Ross - 6/10/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 6/10/2015
Aaron Glassman - 6/10/2015
Bobby McMasters
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