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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 362
Course Title: Organizational Behavior
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Provides a strong conceptual framework for understanding organizational efficiency as the result of the interactions of people and organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 330 or PSYC 101.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): MGMT 330 or PSYC 101.
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Fall.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills, and Best Practices
By Kinicki, Angelo and Robert Kreitner (McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To describe how employees behave.
  • To explain why employees behave as they do.
  • To predict future employee behavior.
  • To explain how managers influence employee behavior.
    Measurable Learning
  • Explain the levels of analysis in organizational behavior.
  • Explain the major theories at the individual level.
  • Explain the major theories at the group level.
  • Identify the significant procedures at the organizational level.
  • Prepare a written professional case analysis.
  • Prepare and deliver a professional oral case presentation.
  • Explain the major theories of motivation.
  • Explain the major theories of leadership.
  • Explain the major models of decision-making.
  • Explain the major organizational aspects of corporate culture.
    Topical Outline:

    This course includes a written and oral presentation component.

  • Managing people in a global economy
  • Managing individuals
  • Making decisions and managing social processes
  • Managing organizational processes
  • Managing evolving organizations


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

    Library Resources:

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    Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 1, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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