Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

MGT 323: Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Behavior

General Information

  • Name: Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Behavior
  • Discipline: Management (MGT)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 300 to 499: This is an upper division course that is designed to apply toward a WNC bachelor's degree, depending on the degree chosen. It may also transfer to other colleges and universities. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: admission to the BTECH program or consent of advisor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Examines behavioral influences which affect productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency including: perception, motivation, decision making, communication, leadership, organizational design, group behavior and coping with stress.

II: Course Objectives

  • Introduces the concepts of organizational behavior.
  • Reviews individual behavior, personality and emotion, decision making and basic motivation concepts and applications.
  • Studies importance of groups and teams within an organization.
  • Discusses the role of power and politics within the organizational structure.
  • Reviews the foundations of organizational structure.
  • Addresses the organizational effect of culture, change, and development.
  • Studies personal issues that can affect human relations within an organization
  • Addresses recent organizational developments as related to human relations.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This class meets a requirement of the BTech program.

MGT 323 promotes the following Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that students:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication that are at a level appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Develop solid problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Posses effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Understand the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world.


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