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Business 307: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
32 hours (16 weeks).
October 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: classify and analyze effective leadership, trustworthy leadership, contingency theory, positional power, and personal power; illustrate the benefits and challenges of managing a diverse workforce; differentiate personality types, attitudes, and perceptions, and consider how they affect job satisfaction and workplace behavior; distinguish motivational theories, reward systems, empowerment, and involvement programs; discuss and generalize about group vs. individual behavior, decision making, thinking, performance, and problem solving; dissect sources and types of conflict, conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration, and the five steps of negotiation; compare organizational structures and designs, including boundary-less organizations and lean organizations; discuss business ethics, ethical issues, and social responsibility; and evaluate and explain factors that cause change, how to overcome barriers to change, and apply Lewin's 3-stage model of change and Kotter's 8-step change model to an organization.
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: overview of organizational behavior; leadership in organizations; management process and strategy; diversity and social issues in leadership; personality in organizations; attitudes and values in organizations; perception and attribution in organizations; employee morale and motivation; motivation theory; types of workplace communication; work teams and group behavior; team decision making; conflict in organizations; organizational structure and design; job design in organizations; organizational and company culture; business ethics and issues; change in organizations and globalization; and organizational behavior.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Leadership or Organizational Behavior (10/16).