Summer 1 Semester 2013
Course Syllabus for: MGT5201 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP ETHICS ____________________________________________________________ 1. Basic Information
Course Code and Title: MGT5201 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP ETHICS Course Meeting Time and Place: Room #118 (New Building), 18:30 –21:05 T, Th Course Credit: Three (3) credits
Instructor Information: Alma Alpeissova, MA.
Office: Room #335 Dostyk (Administrative) Building
Phone: 270 44 40 Ext. 2143
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays: 16:00 to 17:00 or by appointment Location: Room #335 Dostyk (Administrative) Building
Teaching Assistant Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Instructional Resources
1.Jerald Greenberg and Robert A. Baron (2008) Behavior in Organizations, Ninth Edition, Prentice Hall Reference:
2.Behavior in Organizations. A.B.(Rami) Shani… (et al.). 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009 3.Analyzing Organizations. Sandra Dawson. 3rd Ed. Basingstoke: Mcmillan Business. 1996. 4.Management and Motivation: Selected Readings. 2nd Edition. Edited by Victor H. Vroom, Edward L. Deci. Penguin Books: England, 1992. 5.David A. Whetten, Kim S. Cameron. Developing Management Skills. 8th Edition. Pearson Education, Inc., New Jersey, 2007. Any other related books and materials.
Cases and Additional Readings: Listed in the Course Schedule, available on L-Drive. 4. Course Description/Overview
The way people interact and are led in organizations affects the quality of work life and the overall effectiveness of organizations, including the ethical culture that develops within organizations. The material in this course exposes students to some of the main themes associated with managing and ethically leading people, such as attitude, personality, values (including trust), ethical dilemmas, organization culture, human relations psychology, and the role of group behavior in organizations. This core course also includes issues associated with motivation and job satisfaction, power (abuse) and empowerment, organizational politics and corruption, teamwork, organization change, interpersonal/organizational communication, and the critical role that leadership plays in organization success in today’s global business world.
5. Learning objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to do the following: COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course will focus on discussing different aspects of OB issues and their impact on routine managerial activities. Specifically, the main objectives of this course are: •Provide students an overview and understanding of the principles and concepts of organizational behavior in the contemporary organizations. • Enable students to appreciate and evaluate the potential application of those issues and concepts of OB in real life and business organizational contexts. •Provide students with the opportunities to develop essential soft skills to deal with human relations problems of the organizations. •To understand ethical perspectives in cross-cultural business contexts. LEARNING/COURSE OUTCOME
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
•Understand the impact of both innate and learned individual characteristics (e.g. personality, values, attitudes, perceptions, etc.) and how those factors do and do not shape behavior •Learn how organizations shape employee attitudes, and how that in turn influence organizational performance •Anticipate and manage dysfunctional teams and interpersonal conflicts •Should have essential soft skills to deal with human relations problems in business organizations. •Can distinguish ethical and unethical behavior in organizational context and take appropriate measures to promote ethical business practices.