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Organizational Behavior and Management

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
LaKeasha Wormley

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:

Class participation and 3 short written case assignments (37%) and a final paper (63%). Participation is based on case study discussion, role playing/simulations, discussions of specific readings and key concepts/theories.

Enrollment Restriction:

Not open to undergraduate students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required