Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for predicting, understanding, and influencing human behavior in an organizational environment. The course emphasizes a variety of interdisciplinary theories, models, and strategies to use in problem solving. This course is a requirement for the A.A.S. in Business Management and may be taken as an elective wherever appropriate.
An ability to read, comprehend, and analyze material written at a college level. An ability to write and present ideas using standard English.
A student who successfully completes this course should be able to influence human behavior in an organization by: