2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

BUSI 344 - Organizational Theory

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 115  and ECON 100  or ECON 110 

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is designed to provide a conceptual and empirical understanding of the functions, processes, and structures of groups and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on topics of group dynamics and organizational theory. The course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the current theoretical trends in the field. Through the completion of a major research project the student will gain insight into the current focus of studies in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Describe the importance of strategic purpose and operating goals while identifying the role of organizational structure in achieving organizational strategies and goals.
  2. Explain the role of the external and internal environment on organizational structures, strategies, and technologies.
  3. Describe structural design options for international operations while recognizing designing approaches to coordination and control of global coordination.
  4. Discuss types, forms, and ways of managing organizational changes.
  5. Describe the role of Information Technology in decision making and information management in organizations.
  6. Analyze organizational problems such as conflicts, politics, and power abuses within organizations.
  7. Discuss the approaches of bureaucracy and size and structural control within organizations.
  8. Describe the sources of ethical values and principles. Explain how managers shape organizational culture, ethical values, and Social responsibility.