Course Information

Contemporary Management &Organization Behavior (MGMT 5520)

Term: 2023-2024 Academic Year Graduate Spring I


Henry Kerich
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The course centers on managerial principles, functions, and practices, emphasizing theories related to contemporary issues and their implications in understanding individuals' and groups' behavior in organizations to prepare effective managers within an organizational context. Topics include individual differences in motivation, perception, culture and learning style, group and organizational dynamics, and the impact of organizational structure and culture on behavior. In addition, leadership techniques for influencing other corporate members, creative problem-solving and decision-making, ethics, and values-based managing are covered. Finally, this course helps students relate fundamental theories, concepts, and techniques to real-world situations through the extensive use of case studies.