Management and Organizational BehaviorMGMT 301 - FALL 2011
Class Motto: “
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” -
:Christopher Crawford, BBA, MBA, PhD
COB 398Fundamentals of Management, 7e
Any time, by appointment Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter
(502) 852-5053 Prentice Hall © 2011
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Instructor will distribute additional
materials throughout the term.
This course is designed to provide you with the basic level of knowledge and skills in management andinterpersonal skills necessary for more advanced business study and for employment success. The focusof this course is on the effective management of organizational systems. Management requires theskillful application of both art and science. The primary objective of this course is to teach you factsfrom the science of management. Organizational Behavior explores the relationship between human behavior and organizational performance. The more you understand how organizations and people behave, the more successful you will be in leading organizations, managing people, and understandingyourself. Throughout the course, the ethical implications and global contexts of management will beemphasized.The central question of this course is: “
What is an organization and what must be done for organizations to function effectively
?” The fundamental and powerful concepts organizing the materialare: Management, Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling. Finally, this course addresses theseconcepts through a multidisciplinary perspective. The guiding disciplines of this course are psychology,economics, and sociology. By combining these approaches, this course provides students with differentlenses through which to view real world issues and problems.
This course seeks to:1.Provide you with a foundation of theoretical knowledge about basic management functions;2.Prepare you to make complex decisions under conditions of uncertainty and ethical dilemma;3.Facilitate opportunities for non-linear performance improvement
;4.Provide you with a conceptual foundation in organizational theory and organizational behavior as ameans of understanding why companies and people do what they do;5.Provide the opportunity for you to assess your managerial abilities and to plan for personal skillsdevelopment;