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BSAD 120 – Leadership & Org Behavior

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: How people in organizations think and behave. Focuses on how leadership and motivation affect individuals and teams in the workplace and a global business context. Prerequisites: Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Business Administration minor; Sports Management minor by permission; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: In an increasingly globalized and competitive business environment, an organization’s people can be a valuable source of sustained competitive advantage. The ways in which people are led can enhance organizational performance through influencing employees’ work attitudes, motivation, and performance-related behaviors. Employee participation, autonomy and teamwork are on the rise, making leadership and organizational behavior skills important for managers and non-managers alike. This course is about people in organizations, focusing on how management and leadership practices affect the attitudes, motivation, behaviors, and performance of employees and teams. Course content is derived mostly from contemporary theory, research, and practice in the organizational behavior and management disciplines. Students will be encouraged to use course material to be self-aware and mindful about how they lead and interact with others, and to adopt an ethic of continuous self-improvement in their leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. This course is experiential and interactive. The capstone of experiential learning occurs through students working in teams in which they apply course material from all three units to diagnose events in a case involving multiple employment relationships in a complex organizational context. Teams will need to plan and coordinate to complete a critical analysis of the events in the case in a manner that demonstrates a deep understanding of course material and the ability to apply it to diagnose employees’ reactions to events and the practices used by managers and leaders. Students will also be placed in the role of a team leader, drawing on course material to inform decisions and plans to enhance the team’s ability to achieve its objectives. This analysis is designed to foster teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills.

CRN: 10737

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 54/54

Days Time Location
TR 13:15 - 14:30 AIKEN CENTER 110

Instructor(s): Ante Glavas

Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018