Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 24, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022
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MBA 503 - Organizational Behavior

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This is a course designed to study the behavior of individuals in organizations. Leadership and followership will be defined in light of the major theories and research pertaining to both. Special emphasis is placed on historic and current leadership theories and the current theories guiding followership involvement within any organization. The course explores modern leadership theories, including autocratic leadership, transactional leadership, affiliative leadership, and other leadership theories. Followership theories including the followership continuum, LMX Theory, followership identity development, Dialogical Self Theory, ILT Theory, Symbolic/Embodied/Connectionist Theory, Convergent/divergent Thought Theory, and Role/Entity-Based Perspectives relative to Relational-based Perspectives are discussed. Students will review the current peer-reviewed literature that strives to understand, explain, predict, and change human behavior, as a leader or as a follower, within an organization. The emphasis will be on motivated behavior. The course will apply the materials to both the for-profit and the not-for-profit organization.



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