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- Available Lessons: 171
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryBusiness 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course is taught by expert instructors who simplify important leadership topics. Finishing this course can help you pass out of business courses and save money on a degree.
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The course objective is to analyze the role of leadership as a part of organizations and organizational behavior, with special focus on management, personality, motivation, communication, conflict, and change.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Classify and analyze effective leadership, trustworthy leadership, contingency theory, positional power, and personal power
- Illustrate the benefits and challenges of managing a diverse workforce surrounding issues of gender, age, disability, and culture
- Differentiate personality types, attitudes, and perceptions, and consider how they affect job satisfaction and workplace behavior
- Break down and distinguish motivational theories, reward systems, empowerment, and involvement programs
- Discuss and generalize about group vs. individual behavior, decision making, thinking, performance, and problem solving
- Dissect sources and types of conflict, conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration, and the five steps of negotiation
- Outline and compare organizational structures and designs, including boundary-less organizations and lean organizations
- Consider the ethical issues surrounding social responsibilities and business decision within an organization
- Evaluate and explain factors that cause change, how to overcome barriers to change, and apply Lewin's 3-stage model of change and Kotter's 8-step change model to an organization
There are no prerequisites for this course, but many students choose to complete Business 100: Intro to Business prior to Leadership & Organizational Behavior.
Business 307 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 307 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 307 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Overview of Organizational Behavior||Define organizational behavior. Examine how external factors influence organizational behavior, and determine the purpose for organizational behavior management. Discuss contingency theory. Review related business case studies.|
|Leadership in Organizations||Identify the role of leadership in organizations and the five dimensions of trustworthy leadership. Describe the purposes of framing and the function of leadership and management. Analyze positional power, personal power, and the seven influence tactics. Explain the MBO process.|
|Management Process & Strategy||Explain strategic management, management functions, planning, setting goals, and operations management. Compare profitability, quality, and productivity. Establish how to review goal achievement. Explain the management styles of Apple and Coca-Cola.|
|Diversity & Social Issues in Leadership||Consider the many facets of managing diversity in modern organizations, including diversity in relationship to culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and ability. Examine the benefits of diversity training, and compare Hewlett-Packard and Cox Media Group's approaches to diversity awareness.|
|Personality in Organizations||Dissect the different personality styles on display in an organization, including Machiavellian, narcissistic, risk taker, and type A and B personalities. Point out the aspects of the personality-job fit theory, and go over the uses of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) framework.|
|Attitudes & Values in Organizations||Diagram the types of values and attitudes, major job attitudes, job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, deviant workplace behavior, and more.|
|Perception & Attribution in Organizations||Identify how perception in the workplace is influenced by various factors. Assess perception and impression management, the theory of attribution, attributional bias, and the cultural perceptions of communication, power, and time.|
|Employee Morale & Motivation||Appraise employee motivation methods, reward systems, employee empowerment, and employee involvement programs. Check out Marriott's approaches to organizational behavior and motivation.|
|Motivation Theory||Outline the many theories of motivation, including the needs theory, acquired needs theory, equity theory, and Vroom's expectancy theory, just to name a few. Compare the theories and identify their individual applications in the workplace.|
|Types of Workplace Communication||Define the strategic communication imperative. Show examples and explain the strategies for cross-cultural communication and workplace communication. Explore the barriers to effective communication. Review case studies about approaches to communications at Dell and FedEx.|
|Work Teams & Group Behavior||Evaluate groups and group development in organizations, the qualities of group members, group size and performance, group behavior, and the roles of group members. Describe the qualities of self-directed, cross-functional, and functional teams. Point out the characteristics of effective teams, and elaborate on issues to consider when designing work teams.|
|Team Decision Making||Analyze techniques for group vs. individual decision making, problem solving strategies in teams, the common sense approach, and group polarization.|
|Conflict in Organizations||Identify perspectives on the different types of workplace conflict. Break down sources of conflict, mediation & arbitration, and the five steps of negotiation. Show the differences between dysfunctional and functional conflict, and explore management strategies for conflict resolution.|
|Organizational Structure & Design||Describe the basic principles and theories associated with organizational design. Consider the many structure and design options, like mechanistic and organic structures, traditional designs and contemporary designs, the boundary-less organization, the lean organization, and more. Consider the influence of different organizational designs on organizational behavior. Identify the organizational structures of Toyota and Lego.|
|Job Design in Organizations||Categorize the different approaches and models for job design, including behavioral, interdisciplinary, empowerment, and more. Review rotation, enlargement, and job enrichment. Offer examples of job design contemporary issues.|
|Organizational & Company Culture||Define organizational culture and subculture. Compare strong and weak cultures, dysfunctional cultures, ethical and positive cultures, and other types of cultures. Examine case studies that review real-world examples of different organizational cultures.|
|Business Ethics & Issues||Connect business ethics, social responsibility, and organizational justice. Describe the organizational ethical climate and discuss improvement options.|
|Change in Organizations||Examine factors causing organizational change, barriers to change, Kotter's 8-step change model, managerial issues, and more.|
|Globalization & Organizational Behavior||Survey globalization and organizational characteristics in relation to behavior, structure, and culture.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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