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MBA 513 ORG BEHAVIOR & HR MGMT Syllabus Fall ONL1 2013 School of Business

COURSE/CREDIT HOURS DATE/TIME/LOCATION INSTRUCTOR PREREQUISITE(S) TEXTBOOK & OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS 45 Contact Hours/3 Credit Hours Online Dr. Victoria Ashiru; Prerequisite: None Mandatory Textbook: Training in Interpersonal Skills TIPS for Managing People at Work, 6th Ed, Stephen P. Robbins and Phillip L. Hunsaker, ISBN: 978-0-13-255174-8, Prentice Hall/Pearson Optional Texts: None

Library Resources: The VIU Library is located in the Pender II Building. The Library also provides students with access to two (2) online libraries, LIRN and e.brary which can be accessed by clicking on Online Resources on the VIU Library homepage at Other useful web sites:

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course focuses on how people behave in organizations and groups. Topics include leadership, motivation, organizational culture, and roles within groups. OBJECTIVES Students will examine the real challenge of organizational behavior in managing the uncertainty, conflict and complexities of organizational life. Students will gain an understanding of how globalization affects the behavior or organizations in this competitive marketplace. Students will understand what goes on in the minds of managers and employees when they interact in organizations. Students will examine the affects of technological changes on an organization as well as ways the organization will face technological changes in the future. Students will identify, integrate and apply sound ideas and best practices in managing human capital in organizations. Students will identify various leadership approaches and describe specific behaviors they believe will be most successful in their industry in the future. INSTRUCTIONAL Class instruction consists of a combination of lectures, class METHODS discussions, projects, homework assignments, group and individual assignments. GRADING PERCENTAGE Assignments (2 @ 10% each) 20% Midterm Exam 20% Project 30%

Final Exam/Presentation 25% Participation 5% LAST REVIEWED August 24, 2013 A- 94-90 VIU GRADING SYSTEM A 100-95
B+ 89- 85 C+ 74-70 D+ 59-55 B 84 - 80 C 69-65 D 54-50

B- 79- 75 C- 64-60 D- 49 -45

F 44-0

INCLEMENT WEATHER Students can learn if VIU is closed or opening late due to snow, ice, or other bad weather by checking: 1) the VIU Website at, 2) the VIU telephone voice message at (703) 5917042; or local television and radio news. POLICIES STUDENT RIGHTS, All students are expected to act with civility and personal RESPONSIBILITIES integrity; respect other students' dignity, rights and property; and AND CODE OF help create and maintain an environment in which everyone can CONDUCT succeed through the fruits of their own efforts. Academic integrity includes a commitment to not engage in or tolerate acts of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty involves one of the following: 1) cheating on an examination or quiz; 2) buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be the unreleased contents of a forthcoming examination, or the use of such material; 3) substituting for another person during an examination or allowing such substitution for ones self; 4) plagiarizing, the act of appropriating passages from the work of another individual, either word for word or in substance, and representing them as ones own work; 5) colluding with another person in the preparation or editing of assignments submitted for credit, unless such collaboration has been approved in advance by the instructor; 6) copying the institutions software without permission of the copyright holder or placing personal software on the institutions computers or damaging or destroying software or computers; and other forms of academic dishonesty include selling or purchasing examinations, papers or other assignments and submitting or resubmitting the same paper for two different classes without explicit authorization. When an instructor suspects academic or non-academic dishonesty, the faculty member will exercise her/his academic judgment in light of the particular circumstances and the students academic history. Consultation with the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and/or the department chair throughout the process is encouraged. ATTENDANCE Good academic standing requires the presence of students at all classes. Therefore, attendance at VIU is mandatory. There are only two acceptable reasons for absence from class or lab: 1) serious illness on the part of the student or 2) a family emergency. Students are still responsible for timely completion of homework missed during an absence. Attendance will be in accordance with University policies and grades will conform to

those stated policies. Excused absences not exceeding 3 sessions (classes) for the semester or term should not negatively impact a students final grade, as long as the student makes up any missed work. Both excused and unexcused absences in excess of 6 sessions (classes) will result in automatic failure of the course, unless the student withdraws before the last day to withdraw from a course, in which case the students record will show a W for the course. For unexcused (undocumented) absences no make-up work is permitted. Absence for unexcused reasons may negatively affect the students final course grade. All students are expected to arrive to class on time. Late attendance is disruptive to both the instructor and to classmates. Cell phones must be turned off in class. No computers in class unless specified by professor. Virginia International University is committed to ensuring that all of its facilities and programs are accessible to all persons. If you believe you may qualify for course adaptations or accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is your responsibility to contact Human Resources for an accommodation approval letter. Once you have coordinated services with Human Resources, please provide your letter of accommodation to the instructor no later than the second class session. Students should refer to the Virginia International University Handbook for additional and/or more specific information on University policies and guidelines. Attachment A: Assignments and Course Calendar/Schedule All work must be turned in on time according to the following schedule. No credit will be given for late assignments. Schedule and activities may be subject to change. Consult the class web site for the latest information. Plagiarism will result in a grade of 0.



Assignment Submission Guidelines: Each assignment turned in must include the following on a title page: Your Name School Name Course Name and Number Date Session Number (see below) Assignment Reference (e.g. HW1) Page Numbers on each page ATTACHMENTS Attachment A: Course Schedule

ATTACHMENT A : COURSE SCH`EDULE DATE TOPICS Session 1 August Review of syllabus 26 Chapter 1: Skills Chapter 2: Self Awareness: A Point of Departure Chapter 3: Self-Management: Clarifying Values, Setting Goals and Planning (Discuss Term Project) Session 2 Sept 2 Chapter 5: Sending Interpersonal Messages Chapter 6: Listening and Reading Nonverbal Messages Chapter 7: Providing Feedback Assignment 1 due Session 3 Sept 9 Chapter 8: Communicating Across Cultures Chapter 9: Setting Goals for Others Chapter 10: Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring Project 1 due Session 4 Sept Chapter 11: Empowering People Through Delegation 16 Chapter 12: Politicking Chapter 13: Persuading Session 5 Sept 23 Session 6 Sept 30 Session 7 Oct 7 Chapter 14: Applying Leadership Style Chapter 15: Managing Change Midterm Exam (Project 2) Chapter 16: Facilitating Teamwork Chapter 17: Valuing Diversity Chapter 18: Ethical Decision Making Assignment 2 due Chapter 19: Creative Problem Solving Chapter 20: Resolving Conflicts Chapter 21: Negotiating FINAL EXAM (Project and Presentation slides)

Session 8 Oct 14