MGMT 405 Management and Organization Behavior
Mike Albert; Bus 346, 338-1353,
9:15 - 9:35 (McKenna Theatre)
11:00 - 11:45, 12: 00 – 12:55 (BUS 346)
MGMT 405 focuses on a variety of key topics related to understanding the fundamentals of
management and organization behavior. Since almost all of you will be working in some type of
effectiveness, the more successful you should be during your career. Although most of you may
not be working in a managerial role, you will be working for a variety of managers throughout
your career. The more you understand the world of work from a managerial perspective, the
better your working relationship should be with your manager. A good working relationship with
your manager should increase your job performance and enhance your career success. For those
of you who will be working in a managerial role, this course will provide you with a
comprehensive overview of key factors related to performing effectively as a manager.
The key theme of the course is the challenges that managers and organizations will encounter
during the 21st century. Topics include the study of key management functions; namely,
planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. A variety of important behavioral areas focused
on include communicating, motivation, and teamwork. Other key topics include ethics and social
responsibility, decision making, and human resources.
1. To understand characteristics of effective organizations and the challenges they will
encounter during the 21st century.
2. To understand the four key managerial functions: planning, organizing, controlling,
3. To understand various behavioral factors related to effective managerial,
organizational, and employee performance.
4. To apply concepts related to effective managerial, organizational, and employee
performance in a variety of situations.
This course is not a traditional lecture class; it will take advantage of the theatre's multimedia
capability. As summarized in the attached cover letter, it will focus on the course material through
the integration of: 1) lecture that reviews the book chapters, 2) video cases and case analysis, 3)
brief video clips from movies related to key topics, 4) brief audio clips from songs related to key
topics attached to Power Point slides, 5) scanned images, 6) brief discussions of your work
experiences (such as highly effective vs. ineffective managers for whom you have worked), 7)
workbook exercises that involve you thinking about and assessing a situation, 8) tips for success -