Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3 Credit Equivalent

Apply organizational leadership theories and organizational behavior principles to manage business issues.

Projects

Number Title Description Credit Equivalent
OBL 300 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

This project is about people and their behavior within organizations. As an entrepreneur, manager, employee or participant in a group project you will, if not already, learn that the interactions, relationships and overall behavior of your employees or peers will have a considerable impact on the success or failure of the organization or the outcome of a particular project. Organizational behavior is about human behavior. There is some degree of “common sense” associated to specific actions.  However, although something may appear simple it is most likely very difficult to implement. The concepts we explore in this project will most likely resonate with your experience, but hopefully, the scientific rigor of the theory and social-psychological models will add a new depth of understanding to what is sometimes considered simplistic or intuitive. This project is structured to enhance your effectiveness as an organizational member (and manager).  This will require that participants have an understanding of the social and organizational dynamics at work in a situation in order to successfully attain one’s goals. For managers or group members, that may involve the recruiting, training, motivating and organization of individuals surrounding a task, goal or objective. The project is designed to deal with the topics of effective behavior in organizations at three levels: (1) having an understanding of the individual in the workplace; (2) having an understanding of the individual in teams and team dynamics; and (3) lastly, understanding and applying the knowledge in an organizational setting within the concept of leadership, culture, and change. In addition, students will be asked to evaluate, assess, and recommend appropriate communication styles and strategies related to specific business scenarios.

Required text(s): Saylor Foundation. Business Communication for Success (v. 1.0). Retrieved from: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_business-communication-for-success/. Saylor Foundation. Organizational Behavior (v. 1.1). Retrieved from: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_organizational-behavior-v1.1/.

Successful completion of this project satisfies credit equivalents in the following competency areas: Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3.5) and Business Communication (0.5). 

Prerequisites:

  • Fulfillment of English Composition (UW Colleges ENG 102 or Equivalent)
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Number
OBL 300
Title
Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Description

This project is about people and their behavior within organizations. As an entrepreneur, manager, employee or participant in a group project you will, if not already, learn that the interactions, relationships and overall behavior of your employees or peers will have a considerable impact on the success or failure of the organization or the outcome of a particular project. Organizational behavior is about human behavior. There is some degree of “common sense” associated to specific actions.  However, although something may appear simple it is most likely very difficult to implement. The concepts we explore in this project will most likely resonate with your experience, but hopefully, the scientific rigor of the theory and social-psychological models will add a new depth of understanding to what is sometimes considered simplistic or intuitive. This project is structured to enhance your effectiveness as an organizational member (and manager).  This will require that participants have an understanding of the social and organizational dynamics at work in a situation in order to successfully attain one’s goals. For managers or group members, that may involve the recruiting, training, motivating and organization of individuals surrounding a task, goal or objective. The project is designed to deal with the topics of effective behavior in organizations at three levels: (1) having an understanding of the individual in the workplace; (2) having an understanding of the individual in teams and team dynamics; and (3) lastly, understanding and applying the knowledge in an organizational setting within the concept of leadership, culture, and change. In addition, students will be asked to evaluate, assess, and recommend appropriate communication styles and strategies related to specific business scenarios.

Required text(s): Saylor Foundation. Business Communication for Success (v. 1.0). Retrieved from: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_business-communication-for-success/. Saylor Foundation. Organizational Behavior (v. 1.1). Retrieved from: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_organizational-behavior-v1.1/.

Successful completion of this project satisfies credit equivalents in the following competency areas: Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3.5) and Business Communication (0.5). 

Prerequisites:

  • Fulfillment of English Composition (UW Colleges ENG 102 or Equivalent)
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