Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

This program of interdisciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand the behaviors of people within organizations and the human aspects of management.

Coordinator: Robert Hartl, M.A.

Organizational Behavior B.A. major

This program may be combined with elective study in management or other disciplines, and forms a foundation for students who are interested in managing organization change initiatives. This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.

Required courses: SOC 1125, HIS/WGS 2231; PHL 3354; PSY 3216, 3327, 3328, 3330; MGT 3240, 3550, 3560, 4150, 4261, 4262; ENG 3364 or MGT 3150.

Minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average in the required courses.

Organizational Behavior minor

The minor in Organizational Behavior requires at least 20 credits of Management and Psychology courses and must include: SOC 1125 or PSY 3327; PSY 3216, 3328; and MGT 3550, 3560 and 4261. Students may design a minor with any management faculty member; a course plan must be approved by the department chair and filed with the Registrar.

Organizational Behavior major outcomes

Students completing the Management, Marketing, or Organizational Behavior major will be able to:

  1. Integrate management theory and practice.
  2. Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.
  3. Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate skillful use of technology.
  5. Integrate personal values and management style.
  6. Understand the implications of global issues in the practice of management.