Organizational Behavior

  • SMG OB 456: Leadership and Management of Social Enterprises
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG AC 222 and SMG OB 221.
    A well-managed social enterprise can translate idealism into action. It can help create a world that is more sustainable, more compassionate, and more just. This course will explore the distinctive aspects of launching, leading, and growing an enterprise -- nonprofit or for-profit -- whose primary goal is social impact. We will study mission, strategy, cause marketing, social entrepreneurship, and scaling. We will learn that success for social enterprise is driven less by a compelling story or a charismatic advocate than by diligent management and insightful leadership. The course will use a variety of lively in-class learning activities and assignments, including debates, role plays, case studies, site visits, and guest experts. All students will conduct a research project on a social enterprise of their choice, culminating in a paper and presentation.
  • SMG OB 460: The Leadership Challenge
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SMG OB 221; preference given to seniors.
    Required for Organizational Behavior concentrators. Explores the nature of leadership in theory and practice with the perspective that leaders are needed at all levels of organizations. The course design is experiential and reflects the idea that leadership skills are built not only from reading and studying leadership theories and cases, but more importantly, from actively engaging in activities that push students to develop new, more effective leadership capabilities. Students are immediately engaged in the real work of leaders through our innovative and exciting leadership challenge initiatives. 4 cr.
  • SMG OB 498: Directed Study: Organizational Behavior
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department chairman.
    Directed study in Organizational Behavior. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.