MG 365 Organizational Behavior
S1T 2008 DLA
Graybeal, Michael D.
MBA, Wayland Baptist University
Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sunday 5pm-8pm
Textbook: Management of Organizational Behavior, Leading Human Resources, 8th ed., by Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson ISBN 0-13-017598-6
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Not required to buy: The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. (It never fails to amaze me how many companies do the wrong thing in managing people!) It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably.Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates if you would like your own copy. You can subscribe on-line. Click here to subscribe online! Following this link will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks. Alternatively, you can send me an e-mail that includes: First and last name, address (street, city, state, zip), length of subscription you want, and the month and year you expect to graduate. I'll transfer your information to a WSJ form and send it to them. They will start delivery, usually in less than two weeks, and will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks
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This course is part of Park’s degree completion program, which is designed for adult’s who have previous college/university credits and/or work experience. Students are expected to read and follow all instructions as to how to format work, where to send it, and when it is to be completed, etc. If any of the materials in the course or instructions about what to do are unclear, it is the student’s responsibility to ask questions.
I do not believe in assigning extra credit work.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
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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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Text: Read Chapters 1, 2, and 3.
Class Activities: Introduction to online computer conference learning. Introduction & discussion of syllabus/assignment schedule.
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<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->If there is anything in the readings that you don't understand or would like to discuss further, post a question to the Q & A thread in the conference and I will respond as quickly as I can. You are taking this course because you don't know the material - therefore, I expect a lot of questions. Everyone can learn from the questions others post.
Make sure that this assignment is delivered to the instructor via e-mail not later than Sunday. Please name the assignment/attachment with your name and not something generic. Use something like Team1 and not something like OB1 or Week 1. Remember that late assignments will not receive full grade credit!
Week 2: Leadership and Leadership Effectiveness
Readings: Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the text.
View the first part of the video related to the course. Links will be provided in the conference to the videos. Post your comments (good, bad, or indifferent) in the discussion thread.
With the team, find a web site that relates to our topics this week and post it in the conference. This means that each team is to find one web site for the week. Use the Week 2 Web sites thread.
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<!--Proctors: If you haven't yet located someone to proctor your exam you should begin looking now. You can't complete the course without one and finding one at the last minute may be impossible. I'd like to know who your proctor is not later then week 4. As soon as Park has the proctor forms ready for you to use, I'll let you know.
Week 3: Diagnosing the Environment and Situational Leadership.
Text: Read Chapters 7, 8, and 9.
· Individual Activity
Mid-Term exam: I will send an email message to each of you with an essay question that will serve as a mid-term exam. You are to work alone on this and email your response directly to me. The question will be based on the readings up to this week and will require you to demonstrate that you understand what you have read so far. This should take no more then one hour - probably less then 30 minutes if you are up to speed on the readings.
Week 4: Applications of Situational Leadership and Building Effective Relationships.
Text: Read Chapters 10, 11, and 12.
Week 5: Communicating with Rapport, Leading Teams, and Managing People to Perform.
Text: Read Chapters 13, 14, and 15.
Week 6: Building Committments, Change, and Quality.
Text: Read Chapters 16, 17, and 18.
Week 7: Putting it all together. Organizational Transformation, the Organizational Cone and Synthesizing Management Theory.
Text: Read Chapters 19, 20, and 21.
Week 8: Comprehensive Examination
Text: The examination is comprehensive
There are additional details under the Comprehensive Examination and Proctors threads in the conference.
Be sure your proctor sends your answer sheet to me not later than Saturday. You must find a proctor who can send it electronically, either via FAX or email. Snail mail is no longer acceptable. It must be in my hands by Saturday midnight of week 8 as I must turn in grades by Tuesday. This is your responsibility!
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Last Updated:12/12/2007 6:09:02 PM