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Organizational Behavior

Posted by Dr. Abdul Hafiz Jones on September 11, 2013 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Course Title: Organizational Behavior

Class Timings: TBA

Course Length: 10 weeks

Contact Hours: 40

Instructor Dr. Abdul Hafiz

Course Description:

This course provides an understanding of what goes on at the workplace using the five models of organizational behavior that provides an integrating framework. It will also provide a thorough understanding of motivational theories and their application to reward systems in organizations. Teams and their organizational context, factors that make them successful and team building processes will also be explored.


Core Course Competencies:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:


1. The meaning of OB.

2. Basic concepts of OB.

3. How OB affects organizational performance.

4. Limitations of OB.

5. The elements of an OB System.

6. The Role of Management’s Philosophy and Paradigms.

7. Alternative Models of OB and Their Effects.

8. Trends in the Use of These Models.

9. The Two-Way Communication Process.

10. Barriers to Communication.

11. Factors Leading to Effective Communication.

12. Organizational Grapevines and Rumors.

13. The Psychological Contract.

14. The value of Cultural Diversity.

15. Organizational Culture and Its Effects.

16. The Motivational Process.

17. Motivational Drives.

18. The Expectancy Model of Motivation.

19. Equity Comparison.

20. The Total Reward Systems.

21. The Role of Money in Motivational Needs.

22. How and Why to Link Pay with Performance.

23. The Nature of Leadership and Followership.

24. Group Dynamics.

25. The Nature of Teams.



Method of Instruction: Lecture


Text and References:

Required: Organizational Behavior: Human Behavior at Work. 13th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2007 ISBN: 13-978-0-07-287546, Newstrom, John W.


Suggested: Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership 3rd Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2003 ISBN: 0-7879-6426-3, Bolman, Lee G and Terrence E. Deal.


Business Management

Posted by Dr. Abdul Hafiz Jones on October 2, 2012 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Course Name:  Business Management

Business: A Changing World 8th Ed., 2010 ISBN-10: 0073511757, O.C. Ferrell, Geoffrey Hirt and Linda Ferrell

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to business covering the foundational areas of management, accounting and finance. This course will also examine the role entrepreneurship, e-business, customer relationships and the opportunities to engage in business.

Course Length: 11 Weeks

Contact Hours: 44 Hours

Lecture: 44 Hours per week

Credit Values: 3 Units

Estimated Homework Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Technology Needed: Access to PC that has Microsoft Word and internet connectivity.

Course Competencies:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Identify the basic concepts such business, product, and profit.

2. Identify the economic foundations of business i.e. free enterprise systems, the forces of supply and demand, the nature of competition and economic cycles.

3. Understand the role government, the entrepreneur, ethics and social responsibility in business.

4. Understand e-business and the various e-business models.

5. Discuss the nature of entrepreneurship, franchising and small business.

6. Discuss the nature of management, and the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.

7. Analyze the various methods of decision making from management perspectives.

8. Understand organizational culture, developing organizational structure, assigning responsibility, teams, roles and communicating in organizations.

9. Understand the nature of accounting, the accounting process, financial statements and the ratio analysis of financial statements.

Course Offering

Posted by sundra smith on August 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I am teaching English I and Creative Writing.

Course Offerings

Posted by centraluniversity on March 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

I am teaching the following courses: 

Developmental English

English 1

Music 11

Soc 1, 11, 12

Look at the course catalog for course descriptions