2017 Fall Term
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Organizational Behavior is teh study of many factors that impact how individuals and groups act, think, feel, and respond to work and organizations, and how organizations in turn respond to their environments. It provides a set of tools for understanding, analyzing and prdicting individual and group behavior in ogranizations, and offers managers means to improve, enhance, or change organizational behavior such that individuals, groups, and the whole organization can achieve their goals.
STAFFING & EVALUATION
An examination of the organization and administration of the personnel function in management. It is concerned with the employment, training, safety and health, employees services, and employee relations functions of personnel administration. Attention is focused on a limited number of topics drawn from these areas so more crucial concepts and methods involved may be dealt with in-depth.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The course will emphasize the theories of Management Training and Development, and the practical application of these theories in today's organizations. Special emphasis will be on current topics in the field of Human Resource Development, including: training self-directed work teams, managing a diverse work force, and the practical application of designing programs in today's environment. This will include actually designing a needs analysis and training evaluation programs. The course will frame the concept of training and development within the applicable theory of adult learning.
The Leadership course presents evidence-based models of leadership. It focuses on the development of authentic leaders through the enhancement of individual self-awareness, acquisition of knowledge on effective leadership practices in organizations, and a critical evaluation of the contextual, cultural, and individual factors that enable or constrain leadership action and effectiveness.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS
The course analyzes (1) a broad spectrum of social, political, ethical, and legal frameworks within which organizations must function, and (2) social trends and their underlying causes as they can affect businesses.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
This course examines strategic human resources (HR) management and HR planning. Applicable theories and methods of strategic, operational, and tactical planning and their relationship to HR management are covered, as well as the multiple roles HR plays in assisting organizations to gain and sustain competitive advantages in a fast-paced environment.
This course focuses on proving concept and metholologies relevant to ensuring businesses can sustainably manage their operations. Topics include an introduction to sustainable management, organizational response, redefining business models, product design, realigning supply chains, social sustainability, and the role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Specifically, the course will examine issue related to managing and implementing green and developmental projects.
Application of organization theory to the structuring of organizations. The course examines organizational configurations and their effectiveness in different situational contexts to provide a rationale for management practice.
The course deals with concepts, issues, problems, and research in international management, with a focus on the international application of: (1) strategic management, (2) organizational theory and design, (3) organizational behavior, culture, conflict, leadership, and communication, (4) ethical issues, and (5) development, control, and coordination of international subsidiaries.
BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY
Business Policy and Strategy is a case based course that identifies the firm's competencies as the building blocks of strategies. Strategies that may be implemented to make the firm competitive in a global business environment.
Student and adviser decide the study, with the consent of the professor in charge of the study and the approval of the College Graduate Studies Committee. Consult the Associate Dean's Office for further information/limitations.