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BUS 120 Organizational Behavior • 5 Cr.


Explores the dynamics of human resources in a business organization. Students develop a positive attitude toward the human element in business. Specific topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organization theory, participatory management, and communication.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Interpret and contrast how effective communication and its relationship-building works in organizations.

  • Discuss and explain basic forms of motivation

  • Label and contrast the known "stages" for how groups “develop”.

  • Recognize and classify 'functional' and 'dysfunctional' roles in groups.

  • Identify and explain functions of leadership/management.

  • Distinguish what characteristics leaders have to become "Effective Leaders".

  • Summarize and identify what is "Organizational Culture" and why it has relevance.

  • Describe how cultural diversity contributes to the competitive advantage of an organization.



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