MGMT-620 Fall 2012 Syllabus

MGMT-620 Fall 2012 Syllabus - SchoolofManagement MGMT620:...

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School of Management MGMT-620: International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior Semester: Fall 2012 Professor: Dr. Kevin J. O’Sullivan 1. Course Details Semester: Spring 2012 Course Code: MGMT-620 Course Prerequisites: MGMT-501 Course Co-requisites: None Credits Hours: 1.5 credit hours Class Timing: 18.75 contact hours 2. Instructor Details Office Location: Manhattan MC26 Room 504 Office Hours: Monday 2:00PM – 5:30PM Email: [email protected] Phone (Office): (212) 261-1506 3. Catalog Course Description This course is an inter-disciplinary examination of the international dimensions of organizational behavior. Course content includes topics such as cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication, and global aspects of leadership, motivation, team management, and decision-making.
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4. Course Overview In an age where organizations straddle and traverse national boundaries with considerable ease, future managers aspiring to work in the international arena need to familiarize themselves with the international dimensions of management disciplines such as organizational behavior, which have traditionally been disproportionately focused on U.S. and European material. This course seeks to expose students to a broader, global perspective on organizational behavior and business management. The course is composed of the following three modules: a. Organizations and Culture: This module introduces the concept of culture and explores it in an inter-disciplinary fashion, drawing upon the research of experts in communication studies, sociology and anthropology. It seeks to understand the nature of cultural differences between and within nation-states, and begins to provide a framework for effective cross- cultural communication. Students will learn how to value and leverage diversity, and to operate in multicultural work environments. Each student will work on an individual assignment that will seek to understand both the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication and the ways in which these barriers might be surmounted. b. Global Leadership: This module deals with some of the central aspects of organizational behavior such as leadership, motivation, and team management, and examines them in the context of international business. Students will learn how to manage a multicultural workforce and to work in culturally diverse teams. They will appraise the standard theories of motivation in order to appreciate how these might be relevant in a global context. The module will also seek to enhance global leadership competencies among the students. Student teams will consider a contemporary business problem and attempt to grapple with the issues concerning global leadership, motivation, and team-management in order to offer a set of recommendations that will be presented in. Student recommendations will be compared with industry practices.
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