MG365 Organizational Behavior

for S2O 2009

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MG 365 Organizational Behavior


S2O 2009 IR


Henkel, William J.,, Jr.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Business Administration - Webster University
Dual Bachelor of Science: Management, and Managment / CIS - Park University
Associate of Arts: Social Sciences - Barstow College / Associate of Arts; General Curriculum - University of Maryland

Office Location

Ft. Irwin Campus Center, Bldg. 1020, Rm. 22, Fort Irwin, Ca 92310

Office Hours

By appointment Only

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

Cell: 760-447-0890, Home: 760-252-7027


Semester Dates

Mar. 18 & 31, Apr. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 29, & 30, May 5

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:00 PM


MG 352

Credit Hours



Hersey, P., Blanchard, K. H., & Johnson, D. E., Management of Organizational Behavior: Leading Human Resources. (9th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J. PrenticeHall. 2001.
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-144139-2
ISBN-10: 013-144139-6

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Course Description:
MG365(PS374) Organizational Behavior: Examines theoretical and practical perspectives and experiences in the areas of motivation and human relations; individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior, organizational effectiveness, and organizational development. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG352

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosphy is one of continuous learning through classroom interaction and real world scenarios.  The student's are expected to obtain a high level of academic achievemnet both professionally and personally.  The venues used during this course of instruction, in order to assist the students to achieve succeess, will be based on a combination of readings, lectures, quizzes, examinations, writings, classroom interaction, web sites, and newspapers.  The instructor will aid the students by encouraging dialogue throughout the class periods and supporting the students in disputing arguments in order to explore new ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Illustrate what a manager can do to diagnose and improve motivation. (Application)
  2. Differentiate between leadership and management and tell when each is appropriate in an organization. (Analysis)
  3. Assess the impact of Situational Leadership methods on organizational performance (Evaluation)
  4. Analyze the types of informal and formal communication in organizations (Analysis)
  5. Examine how effective teams are part of a competitive strategy (Analysis)
  6. Evaluate the skills necessary in conducting change processes within an organization (Evaluation)

Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. 

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 365. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Students will be graded utilizing several methods of instruction, which will assess their learning achievements.  The student's assessment will be based off of their classroom participation, research paper, in-class presentation, homework assignments, mid-term exam, and final exam.


The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
  • 90 - 100% = A (900 - 1000 pts.)
  • 80 - 89%   = B (800 - 899 pts.)
  • 70 - 79%   = C (700 - 799 pts.)
  • 60 - 69%   = D (600 - 699 pts.)
  • Below 60% = F (less than 600 pts.)
The following portions of the course will be valued at the listed points and will reflect the listed percentage of the student's grade.
  • Class Participation: 13 Class periods @ 10 pts. per period = 130 pts. (13%)
  • Homework Assignments:  7 assignments @ 10 pts. each = 70 pts. (7%)
  • Mid-term Exam (7th Class Period): 200 pts. (20%)
  • Research Essay (11th Class Period): 200 pts. (20%)
  • Class presentation (12th Class Period): 100 pts. (10%)
  • Comprehensive Examination (13th Class Period): 300 pts. (30%)

The only exception to the grading guidelines above is that the student must receive a 60% or better on the final exam in order to receive a passing grade for the class.  If the student fails the final exam, then they will receive an F for the class.

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be assessed against any assignments submitted late, unless the student coordinates with the instructor first.  If you will not be attending class, assignments due on that class date must be submitted via e-mail no later than 11:59 pm of that day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  Students are expected to show respect for their fellow students and respect the decisions made by the instructor.
2.  Students must be prepared for class.  This includes having course materials such as the required text for the class.  Students that do not have the required course materials will not be afforded extensions for in class and  / or homework assignments.  Students must insure that they read the required chapters, be prepared to discuss the chapters, and have all assigned work completed by the end of the class period.
3.  Students must notify the instructor in advance of absences.  first attempt to contact the instructor by telephone:  1. (760) 380-2847,  2. (760) 447-0890,  3. (760) 252-7027.  The student can also attempt to notify the instructor by e-mail, however do not assume that the instructor has received the e-mail unless the student receives an acknowledgement from the instructor:  1.,  2.,  3.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week  Date Topics/Assignments
Week 1 - Wednesday March 18, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 1
Review Syllabus
Discuss Essay and Presentation
Lecture on chapter 1
Assign Homework
Week 2 - Tuesday March 31, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapters 2 & 3
Discuss and Turn-in Week 1 Homework
Lecture on Chapters 2 & 3
Class Presentation Topic Due
Assign Homework (Week 2 Homework due Week 3)
Week 2 - Wednesday April 1, 2009
Prior to Class:  Read chapters 4 & 5
Lecture on chapter 4 & 5
Assign Homework (Week 2 Homework due Week 3)
Week 2 - Thursday April 2, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapters 6 & 7
Lecture on Chapters 6 & 7
Assign Homework (Week 2 Homework due Week 3)
Week 3 - Tuesday April 7, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapters 8 & 9
Discuss and Turn-in Week 2 Homework
Lecture on Chapters 8 & 9
Assign Homework
Week 3 - Wednesday April 8, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 10
Lecture on Chapter 10
Assign Homework
Week 3 - Thursday April 9, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 11
Lecture on Chapter 11
Handout Mid-Term Exam (Chapters 1 Thru 11)
Week 4 - Tuesday April 14, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 12
Discuss and Turn-in Week 3 Homework
Grade, Review, and Collect Midterm Exams
Lecture on Chapter 12
Initial Outline of Presentation Due on Wednesday, Apr. 5
Week 4 - Wednesday April 15, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapters 13 & 14
Initial Outline of Presentation Due
Lecture on Chapter 13 & 14
Week 4 - Thursday April 16, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 15
Lecture on Chapter 15
Homework - Preparation for Class Presentation
Week 5 - Wednesday April 29, 2009
Prior to Class: Read Chapter 16
Lecture on Chapter 16
Essay Due
Week 5 - Thursday April 30, 2009
Class Presentations
Final Exam Review
Week 6 - Tuesday May 5, 2009
Instructor Evaluation due
Comprehensive Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Essay questions requiring synthesis, analysis, evaluation and application with a maximum value of 40 points  per question. Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                               
Nearly all organizational behavior processes are perfectly identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 35 points or more per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes are identified and related to outcomes.  Average of 25 to 35 points per essay question. Most organizational behavior processes and not correctly identified nor are they related to outcomes.  Average of 15 to 25 points per essay question. Few organizational behavior processes are recognized and none are related to outcomes.  Average of less than 15 points per essay question. 
Essay question responses demonstrate content and technical skill in  communicating.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                                                                                                                     
Nearly all definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described relate to the problem stated and lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Most definitions and behavioral models described are incorrect or do not relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. Few definitions and behavioral models are correctly described and none  relate to the problem stated or lead to organizational behavior outcomes. 
Outcomes that examine recognition and use of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions, and concepts using multiple choice questions with a maximum score of 100 points.  Includes CLOs 1-6                                                        
Student demonstrates complete understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 90 points or more. Student demonstrates   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score 70 to 89 points. Student demonstrates little   understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions and concepts.  Score is 50 to 69 points. Student does not demonstrate an understanding of organizational behavior descriptions, definitions or concepts.  Score is less than 49 points. 


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