Gain management insights through the experiences of effective leaders.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits
Organizations are made up of diverse groups who come together for a unified reason: to succeed in accomplishing specific goals. How these goals are reached can be traced back to the manager, whose style and leadership guide the organizational outcome. MGT 701 Organizational Management takes you inside the organizational structure and explores the challenges facing managers, offering valuable insights into what makes an effective leader.
Through case studies of people and groups in actual work situations, you’ll develop diagnostic and effective tools for exercising leadership and management responsibilities in organizations. Weekly discussions give you the opportunity to test out your own management style as you present your viewpoints on relevant topics to fellow classmates.
What You’ll Learn in MGT 701
In this course, you will explore the role of the manager in organizational settings. You’ll focus and examine social systems and their influence on the motivation of individuals, the effect on work outcomes, emergent leadership and control of behavior in the workplace. You’ll also explore important concepts that will help you understand and respond to the influences and forces affecting the behavior of individuals in the work place.
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:
- Introduction to Organizational Behavior/Culture
- Motivation, Evaluation Rewards, Politics, Power, and Leadership
- Differences, Perceptions, Conflict, and Negotiations
- Communication and Decision Making
- Groups and Teams
- Ethics, Misbehavior, and Stress
- Organizational Structure, Design, and Managing Organizational Change
- Application of Course Concepts
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of MGT 701, you will be able to:
- Explain the discipline of Organizational Behavior and Management.
- Evaluate the factors that influence effective management in organizations, including learning styles, stress, problem solving approaches, communication theory, power relationships in organizations, motivation theory, conflict management, leadership, empowerment, and team-building.
- Identify and analyze the key functions of management (planning, leading, organizing, and controlling) to develop performance and sustainability strategies, goals, and objectives.
- Assess one’s preferences and self-awareness through self-learning exercises and analyze one’s own behavior and its impact on organizational effectiveness.
- Analyze the ethical and moral principles involved at the individual, interpersonal, and team level of communications and behavior in organizations.
- Examine the interdependency between effective management practice and effective communication.
- Enhance critical thinking and managerial decision making during complicated and stressful circumstances.
To learn more about Organizational Management or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.