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312.655.01 Organizational Behavior and Management

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
LaKeasha Wormley
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain alternate organizational behavior perspectives and conceptual frameworks
  2. Explain how personality and perception influence behavior in organizations
  3. Apply theories and concepts of motivation and teamwork to developing strategies for improving performance
  4. Apply theories and concepts of conflict management and negotiation to improve organizational communication and performance
  5. 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

Enrollment Restriction:

Not open to undergraduate students; recommmended for MPH leadership & management concentration and HFM certificate students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required