Organizational Dynamics, Ethics and Decision-Making (DBA715)
This course will focus on the theory and practice of leading organization-wide interventions designed to improve the organization’s performance within a rapidly changing global business environment. Major topic areas to be covered include models of change, variables in the organizational environment, different types of organizational structures, techniques of quality management and continuous improvement. Additional focus will be given to such issues as organizational culture, employee motivation, values, and team-based performance. This course also compares and contrasts different ethical traditions in different countries. It explores and develops student inquiry into a variety of different ethical issues arising out of international business transactions, including models of global citizenship, cultural hegemony, religious differences, social governance issues, the ethics of doing business with pariah nation/states.