Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:20 am
A study of the behavior of people at work in all forms of organizations. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals both of organizations and of organizational behavior, including individual differences, attitudes, values, ethics, motivation, group dynamics, decision-making, conflict, power, change, stress, leadership, job design, and organization structure. Also includes the development of management theory, as well as international and technological management, and self-assessment.
General Learning Goals
Competency in speaking within common business scenarios
Students will practice their oral presentation skills in a major team project.
Competency in writing about common business scenarios
Students will write short papers on the next learning goal topic.
Students will demonstrate ethical reasoning skills within a business environment
Each chapter contains a section called “Ethical Dilemma” that will be the focus of discussion and/or be the topic for a short written paper.
Students will know how to use team building and collaboration to achieve group objectives
Team building and collaboration to achieve group objectives will be practiced during the
preparation stages and the group presentation.
Students will have an understanding of the influence of global and multicultural issues
on business activities
Global aspects relating to organizational culture is covered in a separate chapter in our text.
Course Specific Learning Goals
Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.
Grading and Evaluation
Many different tools are used to test your degree of success at achieving the different learning goals. There are 4 exams and a quiz over each chapter of material. There are 2 individual projects: 4 ethical dilemma case studies and one written paper. Finally, there is a group project with a peer evaluation that will have about 4 team members making a 10-15 minute presentation in class. Here is the breakdown of points in this class:
Exams 4 @ 100 points each = 400
Quizzes 18 @ 10 points each = 180
Ethical Dilemma Situations 4 @ 25 points each = 100
Individual paper = 100
Presentation = 100
Peer evaluation = 50 Total Available Points = 930
Grades will be determined on the basis of the total points earned. Letter grades will be given according to the following scale:
A = 837-930 points
B = 744-836 points
C = 651-743 points
D = 558-650 points
F = less than 558 points
All files for this course will be submitted to WebCT. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Directions for submitting course assignments (this includes papers and presentation files):
Late work is not accepted for any reason. Students have the opportunity to submit papers early. More details on assignment submission can be found in the Project Guidelines.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings for this course, following the university attendance policy. (See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXV, No. 2, p. 88). Each meeting of the class will run as scheduled. So as not to disturb the class, you are not to walk in and out of the classroom during the class hour except for an emergency. Cell phone activity (including texting) is prohibited.
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