2021-2022 Catalog

MBA 545 People and Systems in Organizations

Competence working with diverse individuals in organizations is essential for success in the global business environment. This course covers the interplay and impact of organizational culture and structure, politics, ethics, diversity, teams, and leadership styles in decision-making and achieving organizational goals. Students will learn about different organizational structural frames, leadership styles, understanding and managing diversity, managing ethically, and positive and negative organizational politics.




MBA 500, MBA 501


  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Differentiate the components of diverse and unique sociocultural identities that effect work performance of people and organizational culture.
  3. Conduct an analysis of the elements of team dynamics, and how effective team communication, teamwork and decision-making are affected.
  4. Assess what attracts, motivates and retains diverse employees.
  5. Evaluate leadership ethics and politics in organizational decision-making and achievement of goals.
  6. Compare and contrast leadership styles for diverse teams and situations.
  7. Demonstrate the impact of organizational structural frames and change models on organizational effectiveness.