MBA 503 Syllabus Geisler FALL 2010

MBA 503 Syllabus Geisler FALL 2010 - MBA 503-1:...

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MBA 503-1: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR FALL SEMESTER 2010 Professor E. Geisler Wednesdays Tel: (312) 906-6532 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM email: geisler@stuart.iit.edu Downtown Campus Office hours: DTC 408 Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the interaction between people, structure, environment, and other organizational dimensions. The course provides a micro-level analysis of behavior of individuals and groups within their organizations, and the influence that the environment has on such behavior patterns. A managerial perspective is assumed in the course: why is the behavior of individuals and groups important for a practicing manager? The course provides a strong theoretical foundation of the recent research and knowledge in this field. We discuss the nature of knowledge in organization studies, and the main theories, conceptual constructs, models and approaches in organizational behavior. Topics include motivation, perceptions and attitudes, decision making, communication, organizational change processes, work groups and their dynamics and the process of socialization. In addition, the course also deals with the international aspects of organizational behavior and includes discussion of the ethical issues in behavior and in the management of such behavior in work organizations. We especially emphasize in the course the role of leadership, entrepreneurship and strategic competitiveness in the design and management of organizations. COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. To provide a solid background in the theory and practice of behavior in organizations. 2. To link concepts, models and approaches to the practice of management in organizations. 3. To promote and further enhance students’ learning, communication, group dynamics and presentation skills, and to enhance the learning and understanding of principles of leadership, and strategic competitiveness. 1
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Syllabus Geisler MBA 503-1 Page 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES : 1. Students will learn how individuals, groups and organizations behave and how they interface with each other. 2. Students will learn how to motivate employees, how decisions are made, and what are the principles of organizing and of managing complex organizations. 3. Students will learn the principles of leadership, strategic competitiveness, and the management of change, and they will gain valuable skills on how to analyze trends and specific situations in the organization’s life. They will gain the tools to conduct such analyses. REQUIRED TEXTS: 1. J. Wagner and J. Hollenbeck, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: SECURING STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE, Routledge, 2009 ( WH) 2. Gerard Seijts, CASES IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, Sage Publications, 2005 ( GS ) STONRGLY RECOMMENDED: 1) R. Martin, The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage , Harvard Business School Press, 2009 2) E. Geisler, and N. Wickramasinghe, Principles of Knowledge Management , M.E. Sharpe, 2009 3) E. Geisler, Managing the Aftermath of Radical Corporate Change
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