Oct 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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MGT 242 Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

This course introduces you to individual and group behavior and related psychological processes that take place in work environments. Organizational behavior or organizational psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. We will focus on topics such as surface and deep level diversity and how such diversity affects workers and work environments, interpersonal dynamics in group process and teamwork, motivation, job attitudes and organizational commitment, organizational communication, leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation, stress and well-being, and organizational culture. It applies scientific research methods and psychological concepts and theories to industrial and organizational behavior. The major objective of organizational behavior is to maximize both the well-being of organizational members (e.g. employees) and organizational effectiveness. A basic understanding of and knowledge of social science research findings, social psychology, personality, and sociology are particularly relevant to this course. You will use your critical thinking skills and apply psychological and sociological theories and concepts to problems and questions that may be experienced in an organization or in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 100  (with a minimum grade of C).

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