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MGT 462 Organizational Behavior & Development (3 credits)

Course Description

Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how and why people, as individuals and as groups, act within organizations. Organizational development is the systematic application of behavioral science knowledge at various levels – group, intergroup, and total organization – to bring about planned change. The goal is to describe, understand, predict, develop, and (to some degree) control human activity at work. This course will prompt the student to develop a cognitive framework for understanding organizational behavior combined with an integration of the Christian faith. Students develop a capacity to analyze organizational behavior situations critically and to give thoughtful answers to situations and case studies.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Utilize a working knowledge of the way individuals behave in the work place to complete critical analysis of organizational behavior; whether through one on one or group interactions.
• Demonstrate knowledge of personal and professional effectiveness, leadership styles, group processes, and the relationship of individuals and groups to organizations to determine personal behavior styles and preferences and how those preferences affect relationships with co-workers.
• Analyze and apply group and individual decision-making techniques and group member roles and their
importance to the organization.
• Through case study analysis, apply the Christian viewpoint of organizational behavior in an effort to
establish faith-based personal interactions in the workplace.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 13 assignments plus a final paper.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth 50 points and the final paper is 100 points for a total of 750 points possible.

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