Master Syllabus: MGT 66711

Master Syllabus: MGT 66711

Master Syllabus: MGT 66711


MGT 6671
Organizational Behavior


All business foundation courses.


The study of theories and concepts of individual and group behavior within organizations. The course examines important behavioral processes, including learning, perception, attitudinal structuring, values, motivation, communication, conflict, and social reinforcement. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of these processes to individual and group performance and their implications for managerial decision-making.

Student Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of an organization’s corporate culture, including its value system,and its effects on the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations.
  2. Describe major personality, power, attitude, and needs theories as they relate to individual behavior within organizations.
  3. Describe communication processes between individuals and within organizations.
  4. Describe group/team processes and group dynamics within organizations.
  5. Analyze sources of conflict and alterative approaches to conflict management.
  6. Define and demonstrate how various leadership and motivational models may be used to improve productivity, job satisfaction, and performance within organizations.
  7. Apply ethical principles in evaluatingalternatives in the processof organizational decision-making.
  8. Apply socially responsible principles in evaluating alternatives in the process of organizational decision making.
  9. Analyzehow various change models (including the OD model, Appreciative Inquiry, and Kotter’s 8-Step model), as discussed in the text and in class may best be used to implement an organizational change program within an organization.
  10. Utilize knowledge and tools from appropriate business disciplines in recommending solutions related to global organizational issues and managing diversity in organizations.

Assessments required in this course.


To provide an understanding of how interaction among individuals and groups affects the performance of business organizations. This course covers the concepts, logic, methodology, and terms used by the technicians in the field of organizational behavior. It also presents the latest developments in the field and addresses research patterns and trends in organizational behavior.

Approved Texts

Bauer, T. & Erdogan, B. (2010). Organizational Behavior V1.1. Flat World Knowledge. Available from

Gibson, J. L., Ivancevich, J. M., Donnelly, J. H., & Konopaske, R. (2006or current). Organizations: Behavior, structure, processes (12th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Kreitner, R., & Kinicki, A. (2008or current). Organizational behavior (6th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

McShane, S. L., & Von Glinow, M. A. (2005or current). Organizational behavior (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Newstrom, J. (2007).Organizational Behavior:Human Behavior at Work(12th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

INSTRUCTORS: Please check with the Dept Chair for the current required reading that is needed in addition to the text.


Maidment, F. H. (2002or current). Annual editions: Organizational behavior 02/03 (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Troy University Faculty Handbook(2010): Section [extract] — essential elements of the syllabus (somewhat modified for space):

  1. Course title
  2. Course number + section
  3. Term
  4. Instructor
  5. Prerequisites
  6. Office hours
  7. Class days, times
  1. Classroom location
  2. Office location + e-mail address
  3. Office telephone
  4. Course description, objectives
  5. Text(s)
  6. Other materials
  1. Grading methods, criterion weights, make-up policy, mid-term grade reports
  2. Procedure, course requirements
  1. General supports (computer works, writing center)
  2. Daily assignments, holidays, add/drop & open dates, dead day, final exam
  1. ADA statement
  2. Electronic device statement
  3. Additional services, statements
  4. Absence policy
  5. Incomplete-work policy
  1. Cheating policy
  2. Specialization requirements (certification, licensure, teacher competencies)