MBA 555: Administration, Organization, & Behavior

The basic purpose of the course is to provide the student with broad overview of the vast and varied literature concerned with the nature of organizations and theory and research pertaining to management in organizations. Since management approaches are ultimately linked to their organizational context, the first part of the course focuses on the theory of organizations and is aimed toward the development of an understanding of organizations in terms of structure, function, process, and environment. The second half of the course concerns behavior in organizations and focuses on the individual within the organization. Topics covered and linked to theory include leadership, motivation, interpersonal relationships, decision making, and problem solving. The course will prepare students to face supervisory management problems, organizational dynamics, work design and ethical considerations for working with people within organization systems.