Organizational Behavior

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Course Description:
This course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations. Students will develop an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively. Course content includes motivation, group dynamics, conflict resolution, goal setting and rewards, job design, work stress, power/politics, and organizational change and development.

Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Griffin, Phillips, and Gully. Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations with MindTap printed Access Card 6 Months. 13th ed.  ISBN: 9781337916936


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:              

  • Organizational Behavior and Opportunity   
  • Challenges to Managers   
  • Personality, Perception, and Attribution   
  • Attitudes, Emotions, and Ethics   
  • Motivation at Work   
  • Learning and Performance Management   
  • Stress and Well-Being at Work   
  • Communication   
  • Work Teams and Groups   
  • Decision Making by Individuals and Groups   
  • Power and Political Behavior   
  • Leadership and Followership   
  • Conflict and Negotiation 
  • Jobs and the Design of Work   
  • Organizational Design and Structure   
  • Organizational Culture   
  • Career Management   
  • Managing Change


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Compare and contrast the theories of motivation as related to the work environment and differences in performance. 

Formulate an understanding of group dynamics and conflict resolution.

Synthesize the dimensions of organizational structure, design, culture, power and politics, and change. 

Evaluate various organizational behavioral situations and determine the course of action available from a manager’s perspective.

Appraise the value of diversity issues, multiculturalism and individual differences.  

Develop an ability to communicate a professional project paper by integrating concepts from this course 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5


Tests, Quizzes, Homework



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor:


up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs      

up to 40%


up to 20%


College-wide policies and resources

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