Management, M.S. - Organizational Theory and Practice


Organizational Theory and Practice - BUSN 510

Credit Hours: 3


Effective leaders and managers must become skilled in the art of “reading” the situation they are attempting to organize or manage. They have developed the ability to suspend immediate judgments while they evaluate different readings of the situation. Effective managers also recognize that different interpretations of organizational reality will tend to give rise to different solutions. This course helps managers to penetrate their organizations more deeply in two ways. First, managers are introduced to action learning as a methodology for developing effective management practice. Secondly, managers will learn how to examine their organizations through different metaphorical lenses. By employing this two-pronged approach to organization analysis, managers will gain a far richer appreciation of what is going on in their organization and help them avoid immature analyses of the organizational challenges that they face. Finally, students will critically reflect on Christian business ethics and organizational life.

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