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Business 107: Organizational Behavior
40 hours (15 weeks).
October 2013 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the history and appraise current state of the field of organizational behavior; compare and contrast how employees' attitudes affect an organization, including the impact of job satisfaction and absenteeism; categorize different types of diversity in the workplace and assess the effect diversity has on an organization; summarize the styles of communication used in different organizations; identify and distinguish the types of conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace; differentiate between the different types of organizations, including centralized and mechanistic; assess the effect of organizational culture on the workplace; evaluate factors that cause organizational change; and diagram and explain the process of career development.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: evolution of organizational behavior; personality and behavior in organizations; attitudes, perception and attribution in the workplace; employee motivation; individual decision making in organizations; workforce diversity; organizational communication in business; group and team dynamics; conflict in the workplace; management and leadership in organizational behavior; leadership styles in organizational behavior; organizational structure and design; job design; organizational culture; organizational change and organizational behavior; and career management.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Organizational Behavior (10/16).