13004 Management and Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration or in Democracy Studies / Government and Public Policy or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisite for the MBA: Admission to the graduate program in Business Administration

Prerequisites for Democracy Studies: Democracy: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Israeli Democracy: Selected Issues, Contemporary Democratic Theories, Selected Topics in Public Policy; and either the pair of courses Introduction to Microeconomics + Introduction to Macroeconomics, or The Political Economy of Israel

Prerequisites for Educational Administration: Research Methods in Education, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Economic Aspects of the Education System, and either Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice or Technology and Learning

Author: Aviad Bar-Haim

Objectives: To acquaint students with theories, models and conceptual frameworks from the field of organizational behavior, grounded in knowledge bases from sociology, psychology and social psychology. Students gain experience in applying theories and models to case studies from the world of companies and organizations.

Topics: The historical development of the body of knowledge in organizational behavior; Organizational structures; Learning in organizations; Motivation; Groups in the organization; Communication in organizations; Stress; Organizational culture; Power and politics in organizations; Decision-making; Leadership; Organizational change and development.