Organizational Behavior and Leadership - UG (OBLD)

Courses

OBLD 275  Critical Thinking for Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasizes several models and strategies for critical thinking within a leadership context. Additional topics include: digital literacy tools; library research; and written communication.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201

OBLD 304  Coaching and Mentoring  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduces coaching and mentoring as performance management techniques. Topics include theoretical underpinnings, models, development, and evaluation of coaching and mentoring programs.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 310  Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution  3 Credits (3,0)

Develops skills and methods for successful conflict management. Topics include mediation, negotiation, resolution and avoidance. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationships of the leader and how to help address conflict in a positive manner that results in personal and systematic change.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 315  Contemporary Leadership Theories  3 Credits (3,0)

Explores emergent organizational leadership theories. Topics include full-range leadership, values-based leadership, authentic leadership, complex adaptive leadership, and self-leadership.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 317  Organizational Behavior  3 Credits (3,0)

Overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting individual and group performance within business organizations with an emphasis on research, theory, and practice.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201

OBLD 371  Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is about leadership in organizations. In the increasingly competitive global economy, leaders must develop the necessary skills to lead organizational development, change, and create a motivating workplace. This course focuses on analyzing the leadership skills that enhance organizational success. Topics discussed are the approaches and models of leadership, organization change, and organization development.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201

OBLD 402  Ethics, Values, and Differences  3 Credits (3,0)

Ethical issues related to leadership and the ethics of leadership; diversity, civility, social contract, power, influence, vision, authenticity, fairness, rights and responsibilities, and self-interest.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 407  Driving Change in Organizations  3 Credits (3,0)

Explores the forces that drive change and examines planned change within organizations. Topics include assessing the need for change, involving stakeholders in the change process, communicating the need for change, developing strategies for managing change, and evaluating change projects.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 412  Leadership Practicum  3 Credits (3,0)

The leadership practicum provides students an opportunity to apply previous knowledge in an organization of their choice. Students can put into practice what is learned. Students will serve in a consultative role to work on a problem or outcome and report their findings in a variety of formats.
Prerequisites: OBLD 275

OBLD 427  Management of the Multicultural Workforce  3 Credits (3,0)

Management of the multicultural workforce. Elements of cultural anthropology pertaining to international business and communicating across cultures. Managing contrasting cultural values while maintaining organizational culture are addressed in the context of international aviation management.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201