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IEMS 342: Organizational Behavior

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 2:00-3:20 ; White
Winter : M 6:00-9:00 ; Murnane

Prerequisites

Work experience recommended

Description

Manager’s view of tools available to recruit, develop, appraise, compensate, organize, and lead a team going through change. Application of psychological principles relating to human dynamics, motivation, teams, power, and organizational culture.  Lectures, guest speakers, and exams. 

  • This course is an MS elective for Industrial Engineering.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • gaining an understanding of the principles used to increase your impact and leadership of an organization of any size;
  • learning how to use the appropriate tools for implementing effective change;
  • building a sensitivity to and an appreciation of how your experiences, traits, and values can best be utilized to make a contribution in an organization.

 TOPICS

Application of psychological principles relating to:

  • Human dynamics
  • Motivation
  • Teams
  • Power
  • Organizational culture

 MATERIALS

Textbook: Organizational Behavior; by Robbins/Judge

Reading: Current cases and readings will be distributed during the quarter.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The course is designed for those students aspiring to leadership positions in an organization.  We will utilize a manager’s (as well as the employee’s) view of the tools available to recruit, select, develop, appraise, compensate, organize and lead a team going through change.  Techniques will be reviewed, discussed and evaluated through case studies, readings and lectures.  The course content will emphasize the application of psychological principles relating to human dynamics, motivation, teams, power and organization culture.