This course focuses on the application of behavioral science theory and concepts to individual, interpersonal and group processes in a diverse workforce. Topics include personality traits, emotions, values, work attitudes, work motivation, organizational politics, group effectiveness and conflict. The course makes extensive use of individual and group experiential exercises and case analysis.

Understanding human behavior at work is an essential aspect of successful management. Most management programs require an Organizational Behavior class. Organizational Behavior focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting managers to design more positive organizations. The course is an introduction to the interaction between people, structure, and environment. The course provides a micro-level analysis of the behavior of individuals and groups within their organizations and the influence of the environment on behavior patterns.