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MGT 500 Managing Work Organizations (3 credits)

This course focuses on both the behavioral and technological aspects of work organizations. The behavioral aspects of organizations are discussed at three different levels. On a societal level, the place of work organizations relative to other institutions in contemporary society will be considered using a stakeholder model of the firm. On an organizational level, the concepts of organizational structure, technology, job design, and culture will be examined, emphasizing the importance of each to the goal of organizational effectiveness. On an individual level, the roles and responsibilities of the manager will be analyzed, helping students to recognize the critical managerial practices for achieving organizational effectiveness.