Individual factors affecting human behavior in organizations are explored in this course. Theoretical concepts which provide the foundation for the study of organizational behavior are examined together with an emphasis on leadership, team development, motivation, and communication. Application of these concepts to the management of organizations is accomplished through class activities. While the focus is almost entirely on the core organizational behavior topics, the development of a management philosophy and the understanding of the link between both managerial activites and organizational effectiveness are used as integrating themes.

A study of the role and responsibilities that organizations have in their relationship to local, state, national, and international communities. Impact on economic, social, and cultural systems, and the ultimate influences an organization has on personal and social functioning are reviewed.