BA 567 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Dynamics of Organizations
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BA 567
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Management practices take place in organizations. Therefore, this course is designed to explain the main concept of management and dynamics of organizations- playground of managers with its social, technological, human and structural elements.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain what an organization is and why organizations are important.
  • Discuss evolution of management emphasizing a wide of theories of effective management.
  • Describe the main elements of organizations and how they are related to each other.
  • Discuss the role of managers and leaders in effective functioning of organizations.
  • Identify a wide range of problems that can be solved through truly understanding of the dynamics of employee behaviors.
Course Content The course provides a strong foundation of research and knowledge on organizational dynamics. After reviewing historical development of management, students will be informed about key individual characteristics affecting key organizational outcomes. Then, these characteristics will be linked to group processes as well as organizational settings. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze organizations that they are members in and take more effective actions in them.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course, Defining Management and Organizations Based on Students’ Words, Meeting Organizations; Metaphorical Perspective Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-1
2 The Evolution of Management Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Appendix A
3 Stakeholders, Managers and Ethics, Enron Case, Acting on ethical basis: Exercises Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-5
4 Organizational Environment Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-2
5 Organizational Structure, Acme and Omega Case Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-8
6 Organizational Technology Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-9
7 Organizational Culture Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-2
8 MIDTERM
9 Foundations of Individual Behavior, Job Performance & Organizational Commitment Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-1-2-3
10 Motivation Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-6
11 Group Behavior & Teamwork & Communication Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-11-12
12 Understanding Leadership Dynamics: Power & Politics & Negotiation Game Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-13
13 Leadership Styles and Behaviors Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill, Chapter-14
14 Book Presentations Students will read and present a book about developing soft skills at work. They can choose the book by themselves form a wide of range of alternatives; books about emotional intelligence, career development, experience sharing, biographies of famous people, controlling emotions, changing habits etc. The selected books must be approved by the instructor.
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Jason A. Colquitt, Jeffery A. LePine, & Michael J. Wesson, Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace, 2009, McGraw-Hill.

Bateman, S.T & Snell, S. A. Management, Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, 11th ed., 2015, McGraw-Hill.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Related books and journals.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
25
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exam
1
35
    Total
191

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to demonstrate general business knowledge and skills.

X
2

To able to master the state-of-the-art literature in the area of specialization.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the performance of business organizations through a holistic approach.

4

To be able to effectively communicate scientific ideas and research results to diverse audiences.

5

To be able to deliver creative and innovative solutions to business-related problems.

6

To be able to solve business related problems using analytical and technological tools and techniques.

7

To be able to take a critical perspective in evaluating business knowledge.

X
8

 

To be able to exhibit an ethical and socially responsible behavior in conducting research and making business decisions.

9

To be able to carry out a well-designed independent and empirical research.

X
10

To be able to use a foreign language to follow information about the field of finance and participate in discussions in academic environments.        

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest