This course provides an overview of topics and concepts in the field of Organizational Behavior (OB) and is oriented toward developing a better understanding of human behavior and using that knowledge to help people be more productive and satisfied in organizational settings. Emphasis is on developing a grasp of issues and problems and an understanding of practical implications of various theories of human behavior at work. It investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within an organization, and then applies that knowledge to make organizations work more effectively.
Student Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to
- Understand the kinds of organizational structure and design and choose the appropriate structure based on nature of business
- Demonstrate the essential interpersonal skills for being an effective leader of high performance teams in entrepreneurial and established organizations that have diverse membership
- Correctly use conceptual frameworks from management research and practice to diagnose and improve individual performance and group dynamics
- Understand and manage organizational culture effectively for organizational development
- Work and learn independently, exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for their own work, and operate effectively within a team environment demonstrating team building and management skills.