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MGMT 301 Syllabus F08 FINAL - MGMT 301 People and...

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MGMT 301 – People and Organizations Course Syllabus and Schedule Professor: Dr. Paige Wolf Email: [email protected] Office: Enterprise Hall Rm. 225 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm. Lab Instructors: Each lab has one lab instructor. When necessary, please contact the lab instructor for the lab section in which you are enrolled; for Office Hours, Mailbox location, and Office Information see the course website. Instructor Email Instructor Email Cory Adis [email protected] Vivek Khare [email protected] Patrick Soleymani [email protected] Johnathan Nelson [email protected] Irwin Jose [email protected] Laura Poms [email protected] Kate LaPort [email protected] Chad Peddie [email protected] Jennifer Demarais [email protected] Course Website: Blackboard http://courses.gmu.edu Note: Username and passwords are the same as your Mason email account. COURSE OBJECTIVES & FORMAT: This course will focus on organizational behavior (OB) which is a field of study aimed at predicting, explaining, understanding, and changing human behavior as it occurs in organizations. Students will learn about the individual, group, and organizational processes that influence human behavior in organizations. This course will cover traditional OB topics such as motivation and leadership. It will also highlight issues that are important for future business leaders to know and understand such as diversity, teamwork, and ethics. The School of Management undergraduate program goals that pertain to this course include: 1. Our students will be effective communicators. 2. Our students will recognize the importance of ethical decisions. 3. Our students will be knowledgeable about team dynamics and the characteristics of effective teams. 4. Our students will understand the value of diversity and the importance of managing diversity in the context of business. 5. Our students will be critical thinkers. There are three main objectives for this course: 1) Students will learn the concepts and theories of organizational behavior and use them as a foundation for advanced coursework in Management; 2) Students will be able to transfer and apply the material in this course to their MGMT 301: Syllabus and Course Schedule Fall 2008 Page 1
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“real life” experiences in organizations; 3) By developing an understanding of OB, students will become better prepared for their careers as employees and managers in organizations. The course will focus on active learning and will mix a lecture-based approach with discussion and application. Research strongly suggests that active learning in conjunction with lecture-based teaching methods is effective for student learning and skill-building. Successful active learning requires a major investment from both the student and the instructor. You will need to study the assigned readings and lecture materials before each lab meeting and be prepared to contribute to the class discussion.
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