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Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Jamila Savage
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Explores organizational behavior perspectives and theories, which provide the framework for the critical study of management, and the interpersonal skills and knowledge required by managers in the dynamic health sector. Students develop an approach to thinking about health sector organizations and their complexity. Emphasizes current thinking and the application of theory to practice in the areas of management, employee motivation, group behavior and team development, power and influence plus conflict management and negotiation skills.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
explain alternate organizational behavior perspectives and conceptual frameworks
explain how personality and perception influence behavior in organizations
apply theories and concepts of motivation and teamwork to developing strategies for improving performance
apply theories and concepts of conflict management and negotiation to improve organizational communication and performance
Assess the influence of organizational culture on management and employee behavior

Methods of Assessment: Group assignments (30%), class participation (30%) and a final paper (40%). Group assignments are composed of (a) case study analyses, (b) role playing/simulations, discussions of specific readings and key concepts/theories
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Fri 04/05/2013 - Sat 04/06/2013
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 35
Enrollment Restriction: MHA, MPH leadership & mngt concentration, and HFM certificate students only
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

due to enrollment restriction, all students must obtain permission to register

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This is a highly participative and interactive course. Teaching methods include lectures, directed discussion, and concept application activities. This is not a "lecture-dominated" course. The lectures are interspersed throughout the two days. Students are required to complete pre-course readings and two assignments before the course begins on April 5. The 2-days are structured around the course's concepts and theories associated with organizational behavior, motivation, group processes and teamwork, organizational culture, conflict management and negotiation.