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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Financial Training | Evaluated Learning Experience

Organizational Behavior OBH201


48.5 hours (11 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

April 2024 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the theoretical foundations and basic facts of organizational behavior, including those related to individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational structure; describe the various research methodologies of the field of organizational behavior; describe the psychological foundations of organizational behavior, including cognitive processes, learning mechanisms, attitudes, and judgments and decision-making; compare how organizational behavior varies in different cultures; compare different theories of motivation in organizations and apply these theories in organizational situations; explain the philosophical approaches to ethical behavior and behavior in organizations and the various business situations where ethical decisions are made; discuss the ability to articulate a personal ethical stance; explain the psychological foundations of stereotypes and prejudice and the concept of cultural diversity as it applies to the workforce; explain how teams function in organizations; and explain the use of leadership power in organizations, including theories of how it is gained and wielded.


Instruction is facilitated by an instructor who guides students through each lesson and is available to answer questions and provide feedback on assignments. Each week, students receive an assignment over the Internet that includes reading assigned chapter(s) from the textbook. Students complete a short assignment that is forwarded electronically to instructors or posted it to the electronic class Discussion Board while also taking a self-check test. Additionally, students collaborate with other students on some assignments using electronic discussion boards, chat rooms, and e-mail. The 11-week course requires a mid-term examination and final examination which are delivered electronically. Overall grades for the class are based on student performance on the weekly assignments, mid-term examination and the final examination. Major topics include Managing Diversity: Releasing Every Employee’s Potential; International Organizational Behavior: Managing across Cultures, Values, Attitudes; Job Satisfaction and Counterproductive Work Behaviors; Foundations of Motivation; Group Dynamics; Developing and Leading Effective Teams; Managing Conflict and Negotiating; Communicating in the Digital Age; Influence, Empowerment, and Politics; Leadership; and Managing Change and Stress.

Credit recommendation: 

 In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management, Human Resources Management, Industrial Organizational Psychology, or Entrepreneurship (4/24).