|Course Number||MGMT 6351 - 23192|
|Course Title||Management and Organizational Behavior|
|Prerequisites||Graduate standing required for enrollment|
|Office||Brazos Hall 326 (Sugar Land)|
Prerequisites for a course exist because the School of Business Administration faculty have determined that the knowledge, skills, and/or exposure students receive through the prerequisites is critical to their success in the course and their ability to contribute to their fellow students' learning experience. In addition, taking your core courses and concentration or elective courses in a prescribed sequence prepares you to integrate the knowledge and skills you are acquiring properly. Students bear the responsibility for verifying that they have the appropriate prerequisites for their courses. Students who enroll in a course without completing the prerequisites risk being dropped from the class at any time during the semester should their lack of prerequisites come to light. In addition, students who enroll without the prerequisites and as a result find themselves at a disadvantage in meeting course objectives will have no redress with the instructor.
This course provides an overview of managerial functions with an emphasis on the study of individual, group and inter-group behaviors in organizations; focus will be contemporary management theories with an emphasis on practical applications.
Jones, G and George, J, Contemporary Management, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill, ISBN 139780078029530(Required)
Robert Perrin,, Pocket Guide to APA Style,, 4th ed., Cengage Learning, ISBN 978-0495912637(----------)
The Victoria College Bookstore carries textbooks for all UHV SBA courses.
Students may use the publishing information posted above to order their textbooks from their favorite book vendor. However, before doing so you should find out what your vendor's anticipated shipping time is, and what their return policy is. Also, you should not write in or remove shrinkwrap from any textbook or materials you purchase from any vendor until the first class day in the event that:
In addition, be aware that, on occasion, certain outside vendors may substitute an international version of a textbook for the version you have requested without notice. International versions of textbooks may be quite different from the editions we require.
The mission of the UHV MBA program is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in a dynamic environment by offering an integrated curriculum that blends theoretical concepts with practical applications. Specifically, the MBA program seeks to develop in each graduate the capacity to:
To be successful in today’s business environment, managers must understand their philosophies regarding management, as well as society’s expectations for organizational behavior. This in turn affects managers’ strategic analysis relating to organizational mission, goals, and organizational design. While performing a strategic analysis, managers must evaluate and respond to emerging threats and opportunities as well as analyze and evaluate business operations and processes through planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
Successful managers use their knowledge of organizational behavior to interact with and effectively lead diverse groups, and maximize employee and organizational effectiveness through the strategic management of decisions they make and their management practices. This course supports the mission of the UHV MBA program by providing students with the knowledge and skills needed, such as motivation theories, group and team process, organizational decision-making, organizational design, and practical applications.
The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the hallmark of excellence in management education. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. AACSB International accreditation adds value to your degree. The AACSB International accreditation standards require you to:
As a result of this course, students will:
Your letter grade is determined using the grade distribution that follows. You can calculate your percentage grade at any time in the semester by dividing the points you have accrued by the total points available up to that point. This percentage is then matched to a letter grade.
|A||90% or higher|
|B||80 to 89%|
|C||70 to 79%|
|D||60 to 69%|
|F||Less than 60%|
|Case Analysis||25 %|
|Exams - Mid term, 25%, Final, 25%||50 %|
|Discussion Board Posts||25 %|
The case study analysis is a course-embedded program requirement to strengthen and assess your writing and critical thinking skills. You can find more information about this assignment at http://www.uhv.edu/bus/new/students/mgt6351.asp. Each student is required to write a term paper. This paper must be 8-10 double-spaced pages excluding title page, references and appendices. References and appendices may be as long as necessary. The case should relate to the concepts/theories covered in management or organizational behavior. You are expected to analyze, identify and evaluate the case situation by using relevant scholarly literature (at least 10 peer-reviewed articles in the last five years). Research should come only from refereed journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior and should be done in an APA format. You are REQUIRED to use APA style, which is described in the book Pocket Guide to APA Style (or Publication Manual of American Psychological Association, 5th Edition, ISBN: 1-55798-791-2). Every student is expected to be familiar with APA format after completing this assignment. Twenty percent (10%) of the paper grade is assigned to APA format and writing style, and is allocated by the Academic Center. You need to maintain the Academic Center schedule for the review of your paper as stated in the course schedule, revise it per their comments and send the revised version back to the Academic Center for grading and final comments. The final version should be submitted to the Academic Center at email@example.com. You can find more information about the Academic Center at http://www.uhv.edu/ac/. The case analysis assesses course learning objectives 3-6). Submission Dates to Academic Center: 1st Submission - TBA, and Final Submission - TBA.
Exams would be multiple choice questions. The exams will cover materials from the textbook. The normal policy for this class is NO make-up exams. You must take exams at the scheduled date and time. If you cannot take the mid-term exam as scheduled, a written explanation must be provided to the instructor prior to the date of the test. If the excuse is approved, a different exam will be given during the final exam period (Multiple-choice assessing course learning objectives 1, 2, 3, and 4.).
Each individual student must complete an individual post on a weekly basis and respond to two of your peers post. The expectations are: 1. Subject knowledge -student thoroughly addresses all elements of the question and demonstrates advanced knowledge of the topic. Student makes strong and precise connection between theory and practice. 2. Critical Thinking -student applies relevant professional, personal, or other real world experiences in a manner that is rich in thought and provides valuable insight into the topic. 3. Participation -student responds with thorough and constructive analysis to two of their peers relating the response to relevant concepts. Student may pose pertinent follow-up thoughts or questions about the topic, and demonstrates respect for diverse opinions. 4. Coherence and Organization -student effectively communicates a central idea or point that is weaved throughout the entirety of the post in a coherent and logical manner. Post is easy to follow and understand. 5. Mechanics -student post contains very few, if any, minor errors related to grammar, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation and cites references properly.
Your capacity to contribute to class discussions is directly related to your commitment to completing all reading assignments by the dates listed on the course schedule. Class participation grades will reflect both the quantity and the quality of your participation.
Make-up exams will only be given at the discretion of the instructor. Students are strongly cautioned to notify the instructor immediately if legitimate and insurmountable obstacles prevent them from participating in a scheduled exam session.
The due dates for all assignments will be strictly followed. Late assignments may or may not be accepted at the instructor’s discretion; should the instructor accept a late assignment, he or she may reduce the grade of the assignment the equivalent of one (1) letter grade for each day the assignment is late.
According to the UHV Student Handbook, students are expected to be diligent in their studies and regular in class attendance. A student whose absences are determined by the instructor to be excessive shall be dropped prior to the last day to drop a course or withdraw from UHV with a grade of W or F. For students enrolled in online courses, "absence" connotes a failure to engage in class participation activities on a weekly basis. If an unforeseen crisis (including family emergencies, professional obligations, and technical difficulties) prevents you from fulfilling your course obligations, you are responsible for alerting your instructor to the reason for and anticipate duration of your absence.
Teaching and learning is a partnership between faculty and students. I will fulfill my partnership obligations by serving as advisor, consultant, mentor and purveyor of general comments and clarifications of difficult or confusing concepts. To this end, I will respond to questions within 72 hours. You will fulfill your partnership obligations by being a fully participative, responsive, helping, and working team member of the class. You should check your UHV email frequently and respond to faculty in a timely fashion. Good business and professional etiquette is expected. No derogatory comments should be made. You may certainly disagree with others in class discussions, and you may state your disagreement (if you choose to); however, please do so in a polite manner.
Homework, take-home exams, case assignments and bulletin board participation all play an important role in your education in this course. They are an essential part of the learning process in that they require the synthesis and extension of concepts. They also help both the student and the instructor to evaluate one’s progress in mastering the material. Past experience indicates that generally the course material cannot be adequately mastered without active involvement on your part.
Discussion of homework assignments with others who are also struggling with them can be highly beneficial and is encouraged. Most real-life problems are solved through team efforts, and it is important to learn how to solve problems cooperatively. The interaction with others working on the same problem often reveals different approaches to common difficulties.
Each student is responsible for maintaining high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior. In order that each student understands what is (or is not) acceptable behavior, the following guidelines are offered.
UHV’s Student Handbook contains a detailed description of the university’s Academic Honesty Policy. In addition, tutors at the Academic Center (see section below) are available to assist you in providing proper citations for your source materials.
The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students with a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, the University of Houston-Victoria strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring academic adjustments/auxiliary aids, please contact the UHV Office of Disability Services; Cheryl Worley, Manager; 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., University North, Suite 214H, Victoria, TX 77901. Office phone – 361-570-4287; Fax – 361-580-5504; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Website - www.uhv.edu/DisabilityServices
Per Texas state law, students will be excused from attending class and other required activities, including examinations, for the observance of a religious holy day, including travel for that purpose. A student whose absence is excused on these grounds will be allowed to take an examination or complete an assignment within one (1) week of the excused absence.
Students who feel they are the victims of sexual harassment may contact the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at 361-570-4290 and/or the Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action at 361-570-4800.
Students who have non-academic grievances or complaints may contact Student Services at 361-485-4409.
The Student Success Center offers writing assistance to all UHV students in the form of paper reviews by peer tutors. Tutors will aid students in looking more critically at their own writing to examine issues such as organization, structure, and development of ideas. To submit a document for online tutoring, or to schedule an appointment for face-to-face tutoring, please visit the Student Success Center online http://uhv.mywconline.com/. For more information about the Student Success Center and its library of online resources, visit the Center's Web site at http://www.uhv.edu/studentsuccesscenter/ or stop by Suite 129 (University West in Victoria).