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Spring 2018

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BUS214 - Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the scope of management in the global environment. Examines the four main functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) and the decision-making process through case analysis and team projects. Studies the management skills necessary to adapt to rapidly changing world competition and environments.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, students will, as documented by exams, class discussion, case studies, group activities, team projects, and teach-backs, be able to:

1.Explain and apply the principles of the four functions of management (planning, leading, organizing and controlling).
2.Summarize, analyze, evaluate, and recommend resolution to management problems as documented by a minimum of five written case studies.
3.Develop and evaluate examples of best practice management skill competencies in the organizational environment.
4.Orally present team projects demonstrating communications skills emphasizing content,
logical presentation of information, confidence, creativity and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communications.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Introduction to Management
A. Management and Management Careers
B. The History of Management
C. Corporate Social Responsibility and Business
II. Planning
A. Organizational Objectives
B. Fundamentals of Planning
C. Making Decisions
D. Strategic Planning
E. Plans and Planning Tools
III. Organizing
A. Fundamentals of Organizing
B. Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation
C. Managing Human Resources
D. Organizational Change and Stress
IV. Influencing
A. Fundamentals of Influencing and Communication
B. Leadership
C. Motivation
D. Groups and Corporate Culture
V. Controlling
A. Principles of Controlling
B. Production Management and Control
C. Information
VI. Topics of Special Concern for Modern Managers
A. International Management
B. Quality: Building Competitive Organizations
C. Management and Diversity

Effective Term: Spring 2014