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MBACĀ 515. Leading People and Organizations. 3 Units.

Using the behavioral and social sciences as a basis, this course examines concepts relevant to the effective management of oneself, other people and organizations. In this course, students will learn and engage in a process of personal development and growth. This will include receiving feedback by engaging in a 360-feedback session, and receiving individual coaching that culminates in a personal vision statement and development plan. Students will also gain a better understanding of working in a team by learning about group and team dynamics. In order to be better managers and more effective leaders, they will also gain a better understanding of working in a team by learning about group and team dynamics. In order to be better managers and more effective leaders, they will also study various aspects of organizational life such as culture; motivation and reward systems; power, politics and influence; and social capital and social networks. A variety of methods, including self-assessments, experiential and interactive activities, case studies, and other types of media are used to study these topics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences throughout the course. Prereq: Full-time MBA program only.