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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 310-1"
COURSE NAME: "Organizational Behavior "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2018
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 11:30-12:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: MGT 301
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course examines the disciplinary foundations of organizational behavior, the major conceptual models that purport to explain organizational behavior, the methods used to study organizations,  and the trends in the field. Content is based on basic concepts of motivation, control, change, and team building, as well as the development of effective relationships in a diverse work environment. Note: this course is intensive in that students are asked to write individual papers, work in groups to formulate plans to resolve real life situations as described in various case studies, and present their recommendations to the assembled class.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:

1. Lectures

2. Case studies

3. Video presentations

4. Analysis of relevant literature readings and articles on contemporary business issues in the global economic context

5. Group presentations

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

- The development of interpersonal, communication and conceptual skills

- The development of specific technical skills

- The development of an understanding of the close links between organizational

behavior concepts and skills with problems and issues actually faced by individuals, teams, and organizations

- The development of abilities and skills to diagnose and deal with ethical dilemmas and issues

- The development of knowledge and skills for positively dealing with culturally diverse individuals and groups in work settings

- The development of an understanding and appreciation of organizational behavior issues and problems across cultures

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Organizational BehaviorStephen P.Robbins, Timothy A.JudgePearson Education Limited978-1-292-05655-5  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Intermediate assessment 1: Quiz  10%
Intermediate assessment 2: Mid-Term Exam 30%
Intermediate assessment 3: Group Presentation 20%
Final Exam 30%
Class participation 10%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. 

Attendance concurs in the evaluation of the class participation grade component and a maximum of three absences are permitted.

ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Week #

Subject and Assigned Readings

Additional information

1

Introduction: Understanding the Organization and the Individual in It

Chapter #1 What is Organizational Behavior?

Chapter #2 Diversity in Organizations

Personal Introductions: Think of why you are interested in the organizational behavior and why it is important to understand the ‘rules of the game’?

2

The Individual: Importance of Personal Involvement in the Organization

Chapter #3 Attitudes and Job Satisfaction

Chapter #4 Emotions and Moods

3

The Individual: Self and Individual Decision Making in the Organization

Chapter #5 Personality and Values

Chapter #6 Perception and Individual Decision Making

4

The Individual: Importance of Motivation

Chapter #7 Motivation Concepts

Chapter #8 Motivations: From Concepts to Applications

5

Quiz!!!

The Group: Understanding the Group and Work Teams

Chapter #9 Foundations of Group Behavior

Chapter #10: Understanding Work Teams

 Quiz on the concepts of the Organization and the Individual learned (10% of the total grade)

6

The Group: Understanding the Importance of Communication

Chapter #11: Communication

7

The Group: Leadership and its Role in the Global Business Settings

Chapter #12: Leadership

8

Mid-Term Exam!!!

The Group: Power and Politics: Impact on the Organization

Chapter #13: Power and Politics

Mid-Term Exam – written essay on the topic: Group Behavior (30% of the total grade)

9

The Group: Conflict and Its Resolution Modes

Chapter #14: Conflict and Negotiation

10

The Group: Understanding Organizational Structure

Chapter #15: Foundations of Organizational Structure

11

The Organization System: Culture in Organizations and Beyond

Chapter #16: Organizational Culture

12

Group Assignment: Organizational Culture and Leadership Style: Group Presentations

Group presentations (20% of the total grade): Groups are required to choose one of the companies below to describe its organizational structure, culture and leadership style, including, contemporary issues of the organizational culture and leadership style of the company:

Apple, Facebook, Uber, Tesla, Tata Group, Alibaba, Tencent, Turkish Airlines, Samsung, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Huawei, Haier, Skype (other company or a start-up (as a concept) can be chosen if confirmed with the instructor)

13

The Organization System: Understanding the Role of Human Resource in the Organization

Chapter #17: Human Resource Policies and Practices

14

The Organization System: Organizations: Addressing the Change for the Global Competitiveness

Chapter #18: Organizational Change and Stress Management

15

Final Exam

Date tbc December: Final Exam (30% of the total grade): written essays on 2 topics from the following:

1.     Conflict resolution

2.     Negotiation styles

3.     Culture in organization

4.     Human Resource policies

5.     Change for the global competitiveness