MBA 6001: Organizational Research and Theory


Examines organizational theory and managerial concepts of human behavior in organizations. Topics include theoretical and practical application of motivation, leadership, power, and reward systems. Provides a balanced view of the structural and human aspects of organization design.


  1. Analyze the effects and applications of various organizational structures and levels of authority on employee motivation, morale, and culture.
  2. Compare and contrast the impact of models of leadership on decision making and change within the organizational structure.
  3. Explore sources and effects of power on managing conflict within an organization.
  4. Examine the relationship between reward systems, organizational goals, and productivity.
  5. Apply the practices of research and theory to models for organizational change.
  6. Distinguish among organizational design models and organizational structures.
  7. Evaluate organizational design and strategy within the global operations environment.




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