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BUS 120 - Organizational Behavior

5 CR

Explores the dynamics of human resources in a business organization. Students develop a positive attitude toward the human element in business. Specific topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organization theory, participatory management, and communication.

Course Outcomes
  • Examine oneself—behavioral characteristics, beliefs, stereotypes, biases, background—for self-awareness and identify their impact on others in the workplace. 
  • Analyze effective inter-cultural communication and relationship building in organizations. 
  • Evaluate basic forms of motivation. 
  • Analyze leadership and power, power tactics, bases of power, causes and consequences of political behavior, impression management, negotiating power and politics. 
  • Contrast known stages for how groups develop. 
  • Classify functional and dysfunctional roles in groups. 
  • Identify functions of leadership and management. 
  • Distinguish characteristics of effective leaders. 
  • Summarize organizational culture and why it has relevance. 
  • Describe how cultural diversity contributes to the competitive advantage of an organization. 

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