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Jane Reynolds
MGMT 300
Seattle Campus

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Focuses on how managers become effective leaders. Examines basic principles of managing people, making use of theories that transcend the workplace, including the psychology of individual and group behavior. Emphasizes leadership, strategic thinking, team building, and performance. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1) To expose you to the broad range of topics studied within the rubric of organizational behavior. 2) To expand your knowledge of human behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels and how this knowledge can be used to improve organization effectiveness. 3) To demonstrate the payoff of investing in good people practices. 4) To encourage strategic analysis of issues, application of theory to practice, and demonstration of skills in written and verbal outputs. 5) To provide you with opportunities to apply leadership and OB principles to real-world organizational problems. 6) To develop your leadership potential and interpersonal skills.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

A combination of lectures, discussions, experiential activities, team work, and student lead presentations.

Recommended preparation

Do the readings, come to class, share your thoughts. Demonstrate a willingness to be open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

Class assignments and grading

Students are evaluated on 2 exams, 3 quizzes, an individual writing assignment, several team activities and a major project, and class participation.

Grades are assigned according to percentages, but class medians typically fall between 3.1-3.2.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jane Reynolds
Date: 09/27/2011