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MGMT311 - Organizational Behavior

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT311 Course ID: 2934 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Successful organizations strive to hire the best talent and seek innovative strategies on how to retain them. Leaders attempt to create an environment that is appealing by soliciting feedback on what motivates them to stay. This course examines the field of organizational behavior and the various research strategies in areas such as personality, motivation, values, stress, leadership skills, power bases, and communication. It is designed to explore the attitudes and behavior of leaders and employees.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Draft a company policy that encourages managers to empower their employees
  • Prepare a strategy to motivate a diverse group of employees
  • Analyze workplace conflict
  • Critique individual decision making abilities
  • Deconstruct a management problem related to motivation, personality, diversity and/or power within an organization
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Introductory Forum 3.75 %
Week 1 Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Assignment 1 15.00 %
Assignment 2 15.00 %
Assignment 3 15.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Project Discussion 5.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
RealizeIT 0.00 %

Required Readings:

Dartey-Baah, K. (2013). The Cultural Approach to the Management of the International Human Resource: An Analysis of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions. International Journal of Business Administration, 4(2), 39-45. doi:10.5430/ijba.v4n2p39

Horcher, K. (2005). Essentials of financial risk management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lewis, R. (2012). When teams collide:managing the international team successfully. Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Norsworthy, J. R., & Zabala, C. A. (1990, January). WORKERS ATTITUDES AND THE COST OF PRODUCTION: HYPOTHESIS TESTS IN AN EQUILIBRIUM MODEL. Economic

Inquiry, 28(1), 57.

Townsend, H. (2002). Foundations of business economics. New York, NY: Routledge.

Walker, J. (2006). Accounting in a nutshell. Amsterdam, London: Elsevier Butterworth- Heinemann.

The United Illuminating Company. (2007). Risky Business: Employing Enterprise Risk Management, 83-89.

Additional Resources See Course Outline Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websitesare useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

APUS Library

http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/apa.htm

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.