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1046 Membership in Global Organizations (3) Debebe
  The globalization of organizations has been the engine for the global movement of talented and skilled professionals, and organizations increasingly focus on the ability to attract, utilize, and develop globally mobile talent. Issues related to the formulation of global strategy and the leadership of global talent.
1109 Introduction to Organization and Social Systems Sciences (3) Costanza
  The evolution of organizations in terms of social context and the present-day systems environment. Emerging roles of leadership, communication, and employer–employee relationships. Organizational models are used to develop strategic thinking about career and life roles.
2116 Leading Change (3) Grady
  An in-depth introduction to and analysis of concepts and techniques of leadership, including motivation, goal alignment, incentives, teamwork, and communication. Conceptual and empirical background of the management of change.
2123 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3) Staff
  Theories in psychology, management, and communication as applied to individual-, group-, and organizational-level contexts of negotiation and conflict resolution.
2143 Leadership and Performance (3) Debebe
  Leadership from an organization system perspective. Theory, research, and applications pertaining to how leaders can reduce uncertainty through appropriate adaptive change.
3141 Strategy in Organizations (3) Staff
  Processes and theories of strategic management in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Analysis of behavioral, sociopolitical, and economic forces underlying strategy formulation. Strategic competitive advantage; corporate diversification; multinational corporations; evaluation and choice; and implementation of functional and corporate strategies.
3159 Organizational Decision Making (3) Olsen
  Processes in organizational decision making and group behavior. Topics include group and individual decision-making approaches, decision aids and support systems, performance and decision effectiveness, and risk analysis.
3165 Organizational Network Analysis (3) Staff
  A relational view of organizations, emphasizing the ways in which business, non-profit, public, and governmental entities engage with a multitude of actors in pursuit of their goals. Organizational embeddedness and how an organization’s position in a web of relations helps or hinders it.
3190 Special Topics (3) Staff
  Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs.
4161 Research Methods in Organizational Sciences (3) Costanza
  Fundamentals of qualitative, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental research design in organizational settings. Defining a research question, designing a research study, conducting and interpreting statistical analyses, and communicating results of a variety of research efforts. Prerequisite: Stat 1053 or equivalent.
4195 Independent Research (1 to 3) Staff
  Opportunity for work on individual research projects. Open to qualified students by permission; arrangements must be made with the sponsoring faculty member prior to registration. A list of participating faculty members and their research specialties is available from the department.
4197 Senior Research Seminar (3) Staff
  Capstone course limited to organizational sciences majors in their senior year. Each student works on an individually designed, organizationally oriented research project, with results presented in a major paper. Prerequisite: OrSc 4161.

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