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BUS 659

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Semester Units



BUS 602

Course Description

This course is based on the modern philosophies, research and practice concerning individual, interpersonal and organizational behavior. The course focuses on leadership techniques and on understanding and managing the behavior of individuals and groups, the human resources through which the manager gets things done; and on the organization design tools the manager can use to solve the series of major and recurring problems that occur in complex organizational life.

The course objectives are to provide the student with the skills to manage individual, interpersonal and group behavior, to develop the ability to diagram the causes of human problems in the work environment, and to develop judgmental skill in taking action to improve the motivation, effectiveness and satisfaction of working groups and individuals. The course considers a wide array of tools such as structural change, measurement systems, reward systems and educational methods for solving organizational problems.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Determine methods for applying organizational behavior principles for the improvement of any organization.

  • Assess the current state of an organization's culture based on key metrics the organization has agreed to.

  • Deduce the stress process within an organization and devise strategies to counter the stressors.

  • Construct an effective organizational communication strategy to adequately inform all stakeholder and organizational goals and strategies.

  • Appraise an organization’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats based on a SWOT analysis and adjust organizational strategy accordingly.

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