Course Syllabus

Undergraduate Syllabus

Instructor & Contact Information

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Course Description

This course will teach you how to build healthy organizations and teams using principles of the Competing Values Framework and Organizational Behavior. Topics covered in the course include: group/team dynamics, organizational culture, organizational design/structure, motivation, burnout and leadership.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Develop a personal leadership development plan based on the results of a workplace behavior profile (week 2).
  2. Apply the Competing Values Framework to yourself individually, your department and your organization to make recommendations (week 4).
  3. Develop a manager’s guide to developing healthy and effective teams (week 5).
  4. Apply the major theories of organizational behavior into a manager’s guide for organizational behavior for your organization (week 7).
  5. Create a plan for organizational cultural change to improve organizational health based on the competing values framework and principles of organizational behavior (week 8).

Degree Program Outcomes

Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports one of six program outcomes for the MBA program, marked with an asterisk (*). After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:

  1. Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.
  2. Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
  3. Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts. *
  4. Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.
  5. Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization. 
  6. Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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Additional Policies:

This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: December 19, 2022

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