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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: BSAD 010 or BSAD 020 or EC 011 or EC 012 or Instructor permission; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences major; Business Administration minor, Sports Management minor or Instructor 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.

CRN: 90200

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 53/55

Days Time Location
TR 14:50 - 16:05 KALKIN BUILDING 001

Instructor(s): David A. Jones

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019