2020 Spring Term
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Organizational Behavior is the study of 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 predicting individual and group behavior in organizations, and offers managers means to improve, enhance, or change organizational behavior.
CURRENT ISSUES IN COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
An examination of compensation programs in profit/ nonprofit organizations. It is concerned with a detailed study of job structures, job evaluation, performance appraisal, wage surveys, basic systems/plans of compensation, and fringe benefits. Attention is focused on a limited number of topics from these areas so more crucial concepts/methods may be dealt with in-depth.
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.
LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Primary concern is with contract negotiation and administration. Emphasis is on understanding the forces affecting the decisions of the parties to a labor contract. A dynamic approach is taken to examine difficulties that arise in attempting to administer a collectively established relationship. Study of conflict resolution including mediation and arbitration. Applications are made to both unionized and non-unionized settings.
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.
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND NPO/NGO MANAGEMENT
This course aims at developing student knowledge of the nonprofit sector. It provides an overview of nonprofit and voluntary associations, their origins, growth and development. It provides an international and comparative perspective on an emergent, multidimensional sector of the economy. The course focuses on management theory and practice, identifying strategies that nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations can and do use to influence change
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.