Rationale for the course series
|During your enrollment in the Master's of Management program at
The College of St. Scholastica, you will be taking three courses in sequence
that strategically cover behavior and change in organizations. These courses
are based on a systems
approach to organizations, or that organizations are actually complex
and interactive relationships among individuals-teams- organization and
the larger environment.
During your first year you will have as one of your first courses, MGT6100 Individual Behavior and Personality. This course focuses on the essential building block of all organizations--the person. It will also emphasize your identifying and exploring your style as a manager and leader as a focal point for your studies and personal development. You will have an opportunity to formulate your styles of decision making, problem solving, interpersonal relating and communication, conflict, motivation, leadership, and learning. These concepts will help you clarify your own managerial style as well as understand and deal more effectively with others.
The second course in the series is MGT6200 Leadership and Team Behavior (not yet linked). This course builds on MGT6100 by examining behavior in a group setting. Again, you will participate in a simulated company, Teamwork Associates, that provides training and consulting to teams. As an employee, your primary task will be to work with a team to produce a teamwork facilitator's manual for use by manager's and team leaders. The processes in your project development team, the questions and issues that arise, will help provide part of the focus for the content of your manual. Staff training and development meetings by your employer will provide your team with additional content areas and teamwork techniques which you can consider for inclusion. You will cover such topics as team building, goal setting, effective team meetings, influence and conflict, groupthink and norms, and performance assessment.
The final course will present you with MGT6300 Organizational Behavior and Development. This course will emphasis understanding of the design and processes of organizations and strategies for helping them change.
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