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MBAA 520 : Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation
This course focuses on current theoretical and practical organizational issues which have a direct impact on management in the aviation industry. The emphasis is on human development and the development of effective work elements, as well as the personnel concerns which must be resolved for successful leadership. Topics provide insights to behavior, structure, authority, motivation, leadership, organizational development, and social responsibility.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the principles, research and applications of Organizational Behavior. The student should be capable of recognizing principles being applied to actual everyday managerial situations. While this course includes a thorough grounding in organizational behavior research, the main focus of the course is to provide the managerial practitioner with insights into how people behave in organizational settings.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

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

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

3. Compare, contrast, and analyze various organizations’ structural configurations.

4. Apply the major theoretical approaches to motivation in designing reward systems that tie reward and performance in varied organizational settings.

5. Examine group dynamics, power, and influence in organizations, and explain who they are interrelated.

6. Formulate how the process of perception influences the management processes and contributes to individual differences.

7. Establish the various means of managing conflict, power, and political action in an organization.

8. Explain and analyze the issues relating to management ethics and social responsibility.

9. Describe and compare the processes of individual and group decision making, illustrating when each should be used. Diagnose the effectiveness of a work team and prescribe ways for increasing group effectiveness.

10. Discuss and assess the process of communication in the internet age in organizations.

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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
Input Grading Item100

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
Michael Santonino, D.B.A. - 6/10/2015
Dixie Button - 6/10/2015
Ronald Mau, Ph.D., P.E. - 6/10/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 6/10/2015
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