BAM 515 Organizational Behavior
3 Semester Units
Organizational Behavior provides students an in-depth review of available theory and research on the behavior, structure, and process of organizations. Formal organizations and their structure will be critically examined, and human motivations and their constructive application to oneself and others will be discussed. Applicable behavioral science theories will be explored and students will be able to effectively apply the relevant concepts to the management of organizations.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Assess how and why organizational behavior determines the effectiveness of an organization.
- Analyze research areas of organizational behavior such as learning, motivation, leadership, group behavior and communication.
- Evaluate the nature of power and organizational politics.
- Consider the relationship between organizational design and an organization’s structure.
- Critique the various theories and models that explain why and how people and groups behave as they do.