This course prepares students to apply leadership principles to the roles they play as managers. Students will discover more about themselves and learn more about the connection between the individual and the organization. Other topics include organizational culture, structure, group behavior, motivation, power, politics, organizational change, and workplace conflict.


Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Mintzberg, H., Lampel, J., Quinn, J. B., & Ghoshal, S. (2003). The strategy process: Concepts, contexts, cases (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2007). Organizational behavior (14th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Yukl, G. A. (2006). Leadership in organizations (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Organizational Structure
Details Due Points
Objectives 1.1 Summarize the impact of structure on an organization.
1.2 Compare and contrast management and leadership.
1.3 Explain how organizational behavior theories shape management purpose, position, and essential skills.
Reading Read Ch. 1 of Leadership in Organizations.
Reading Read Ch. 2 of Leadership in Organizations.
Reading Read Ch. 1 of Organizational Behavior.
Reading Read Ch. 8 of The Strategy Process.
Reading Read this week’s...