Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAN 315 Organizational Theory


3 cr.


SO 315, MAN 101 or SO 101.

Course Description

The course examines organizations at a macro-level in order to develop skills for analyzing the complicated situations in contemporary organizations. Key learning outcomes focus on the understanding and application of vocabulary of organization theory; recognizing existing organizational theories, models, and concepts; historical approaches to organizational theorizing; strengths and weaknesses of different organizational designs; the role of conflicting perspectives, ambiguity, paradox, and contradictions as they relate to organizational life; inherent tensions of specialization, and integration that characterize organizational designs and processes.

Cross Listed Courses

SO 315