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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6244

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-03-29
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: USFSP approved. TO USF Sys 3/21/16. To SCNS 3/29/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5252 2015-08-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BP 140100
    Contact Person Phone Email
    James Fellows 34587

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAN 6244 Organizational Behavior

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Organizational Behavior
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    MAN 3025 or MAN 5002


    Course Description

    A course that provides the framework within which students can understand how managers and subordinates interact by focusing on the characteristics of individuals and group behavior within organizations.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Executives in business organizations are often unaware of the organizational process within which they work. This MBA course in organizational behavior helps students to understand behavior at both the individual and organization levels. Organizational behavior provides the framework within which we can understand how managers and subordinates interact by focusing on the characteristics of individuals, and groups within organizations.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D in Management or Related Field

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

    1) Analyze six personality traits that potentially impact behavior in organizations

    2) Explain how perception affects attitudes, beliefs & behaviors

    3) Compare & contrast expectancy & equity theories of motivation

    4) Assess the impact of work stressors on emotional & physical health

    5) Describe transformational leadership

    6) Analyze five stages of team/group development

    7) Explain five interpersonal conflict-handling strategies

    8) Describe six barriers to effective communication

    9) Compare & contrast rational & bounded rationality models of decision making

    10) Explain the role of organization culture in maintaining an ethically responsible organization

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Explain organizational theory as it relates to management practices, employee relations, and structure of the organization to fit its environment and operation

    2. Analyze leadership styles and determine their effectiveness in employee situations

    3. Identify methods in resolving organizational problems

    4. Describe the impact of corporate culture on employee behavior

    5. Analyze team dynamics, team building strategies and cultural diversity

    C. Major Topics

    1. Organizational Behavior:Developing People-Centered Organizations and Skills

    2. Managing Diversity: Releasing Every Employee's Potential

    3. Organizational Culture and Ethics

    4. International OB: Managing Across Cultures

    5. Individual Differences: Personality, Attitudes, Abilities, and Emotions

    6. Social Perception and Attributions

    7. Motivation through Needs, Job Design, and Satisfaction

    8. Motivation through Equity, Expectancy, and Goal Setting

    9. Improving Job Performance with Feedback and Rewards

    10. Behavior Modification and Self-Management

    11. Individual and Group Decision Making

    12. Group Dynamics

    13. Teams and Teamwork for the 21st Century

    14. Managing Conflict and Negotiation

    15. Organizational Communication in the Internet Age

    D. Textbooks

    Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts Skills & Best Practices by Angelo Kinicki & Robert Kreitner. McGraw-Hill, Latest Edition

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    1. Selected chapters from textbook

    2. Articles and other learning supplements posted to Canvas

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Lead Discussion 20%

    Best Self exercise 10%

    Mindfulness Journal 10%

    Exam 1 20%

    Exam 2 20%

    Participation & Class Etiquette 20%

    Grade Distribution:

    Final class grade cutoffs:

    A: 100% to 94% C+: 79.99% to 76%

    A-: 93.99% to 90% C: 75.99% to 73%

    B+: 89.99% to 86% C- : 72.99% to 70%

    B: 85.99% to 83% D+: 69.99% to 66%

    B- : 82.99% to 80% D: 65.99% to 60%

    F: 60% to 0%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1 Intro & Course overview

    Week 2 Individual differences & emotions, Chapter 5

    Week 3 Perception & Decision Making, Chapter 4 & 10

    Week 4 No Class –Group Meeting

    Week 5 Motivation, Chapter 6&7

    Week 6 Groups & Teams, Chapter 9

    Week 7 Exam 1

    Week 8 Communication, Chapter 12

    Week 9 Leadership, Chapter 14

    Week 10 Power & Politics, Chapter 13

    Week 11 Conflict & Negotiation, Chapter 11

    Week 12 Exam 2

    Week 13 Open Topic

    Week 14 Open Topic

    Week 15 Meeting Online

    Week 16 Class Presentation

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students:

    Students in this class must attend the first meeting or be dropped from the roll. Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in class discussions and presentations.

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    Religious Holidays:

    Students who must miss class or an examination due to a religious holiday should notify the instructor during the first two weeks of class.

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Canvas site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    Students with Disabilities:

    Please notify your instructor if you have a learning disability or require special assistance with this course. Confidential personal and learning assistance counseling are made available to students through the Division of Student Affairs. Contact R. Barry McDowell ( for more information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No assignment will be accepted late for this class. If a student must miss class on a due date, please email the assignment to the instructor early.

    Academic Dishonesty:

    See section in the USFSP undergraduate catalog entitled “Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption of Academic Process” at

    Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “F” for the specific exam or course work and a grade of “F” or “FF” for the course. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of the College. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found in the USFSP undergraduate catalog at the web address listed above.

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Master's program in Management at other USF campuses

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