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BUS609: Organizational Behavior


An examination of the theory and practice of organizational behavior from the manager's perspective. The course examines the roles of individual differences, perception, learning, motivation, group dynamics, teams, conflict, stress, communication, power, politics, leadership, and other factors having an impact on individual job and overall organizational performance in today's organizations. Students conduct a workplace survey in order to diagnose an organization's current culture and preferred design.

Course Objectives

To support the Program Outcomes for the MBA, BUS609 is built around three course objectives:

  1. Develop effective employee engagement workshops. (Bloom's taxonomy level 3)
  2. Describe how managerial behavior is influenced by leader types and organizational tension. (Bloom's taxonomy level 2)
  3. Conduct an organizational culture survey based on the Competing Values Framework. (Bloom's taxonomy level 3)

Each Course Objective listed above is tied to a week listed under the "Course Schedule" table in the syllabus.


Title Cost
Cameron, K. S., Quinn, R. E., DeGraff, J., & Thakor, A. V.  Competing values leadership: Creating value in organizations (2nd edition.). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. (2014). 208 pages.   ISBN #9781783477104 $39.95 (Paperback copy version)
Griffin, R. W., Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M.  Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations (12th edition.). Boston, MA: Cengage. (2017). 608 pages.   ISBN #9781305501393 $145.12 (Hardcover copy version) or $147.99 (eTextbook)
Total Cost of Course, including Books (at Full Price) $985.07


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