Syllabus - Dr. Tosti-Kharas MGMT 605 Syllabus, Spring 2010...

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MGMT 605 Syllabus, Spring 2010 1 SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Management 605-01 – Spring 2010 San Francisco State University College of Business Dr. Jennifer Tosti-Kharas Class Times: Tuesday 11:00am-1:45pm Email: Location: BUS 107 Phone: (415) 338-6284 Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm, Office: BUS 341 or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION The Seminar in Organizational Behavior (OB) course addresses contemporary management challenges arising from complex environmental conditions, new technological developments, and increasingly diverse workforces. It highlights critical management issues involved in planning, organizing, controlling, and leading an organization. Ultimately, this course aims to strengthen students’ managerial potential by providing general frameworks for analyzing, diagnosing, and responding to complex organizational situations. It also provides opportunities for students to enhance their communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential to effective management. The structure of the course encourages learning at multiple levels: through in-class lectures, exercises, and discussions, in small teams carrying out projects, and in individual reading, study, and analysis. The assigned readings provide basic concepts, theories, and approaches that identify important organizational issues and describe effective and efficient management practices. Lectures and class discussions will review and extend this material. Exercises and case analyses will provide rich examples to anchor and guide class discussions. In-class activities in combination with individual study and team projects will enable students to critically evaluate and synthesize diverse information and to develop their own management perspectives. COURSE OBJECTIVES The primary objectives of this course are: 1. To increase your knowledge of individual and group behavior and to learn how this knowledge can be used to help people be more productive and satisfied in their work settings; 2. To understand the basic frameworks of organizational theory at the individual, team, and organizational levels. 3. To understand how these frameworks and theoretical perspectives can be used to examine and address real organizational problems. 4. To provide opportunities for you to practice skills required of effective managers and leaders. 5. To look at the role of the manager in contemporary organizations in developing and leading human resources, catalyzing organizational change, all in the context of a global environment. 6. To develop and practice critical thinking and analytical skills so we can formulate theoretically- informed descriptions, diagnoses, prescriptions, and actions in group and organizational situations. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course MGMT 605 taught by Professor Seminarinorganizationalbehavior during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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Syllabus - Dr. Tosti-Kharas MGMT 605 Syllabus, Spring 2010...

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