Course Description:

MGPS 403/503 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP (Three Hours) This course explores the dynamics of individual, group, and firm behavior used to develop broader managerial skills. Theoretical models and concepts will be evaluated in the areas of values, attitudes, personality traits, decision-making, motivation, communication, and the development of effective relationships in a diverse work environment. Students will examine the need for individuals to identify, comprehend, and maximize various aspects of proactive leadership devices such as organizational development, influence techniques, and total quality management as a means of effective leadership. Experiential exercises and case studies may be utilized to develop a broader understanding of behavior and leadership in the workplace. Students seeking graduate credit must complete all graduate course requirements. Undergraduate prerequisites: MGMT 303 and BUSN303, each passed with a grade of C or better. This course may not be taken as a Directed Study.