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MGMT 301 Organizational Theory and Behavior

Prerequisite: MGMT 205 or permission of the instructor. (Both semesters/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to the major theoretical perspectives in both macro and micro organization studies. The framework for the course is multidisciplinary to reflect the historical and modern contributions of the social science disciplines to the study of individuals, groups, systems and leadership in the context of modern public, private and nonprofit organizations. While addressing intra- and inter-organizational relationships, both micro and macro topics will be introduced. For example, topics such as emotions, motivation, communication, politics and power, culture and system design will be examined, among others. The courses objectives are to gain knowledge through theory and application. Students will gain familiarity with the literature and leading concepts, develop analytical skills to diagnose complex organizational phenomena and recommend strategies for managerial action.