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WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE – BUS 520 LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This includes preparation, activities, and papers. Week ONE July 2 – 8 Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 1: Learning about Organizational Behavior o e-Activity o Use the Internet to research an especially effective leader and / or manager. Be prepared to discuss. Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 2: Individual and Organizational Ethics o Chapter 3: Understanding Individual Differences Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 4: Perceptions and Attributions o Chapter 5: Learning Concepts to Improve Performance o e-Activity: o Use the Internet to research a social learning theory applicable to the workplace that has not been addressed in Chapter 4. Be prepared to discuss. PAPER DUE: o Assignment 1: Consensual Relationship Agreements Case Study. Please see Course Guide for Specific Questions which must be addressed in the paper. o Log into BUS520 Classroom on Blackboard (Bb); go to WEEK 3; scroll to the bottom of the week and submit your assignment using the Link found there. o Your paper is due Sunday, July 22 by 11:59 p.m. ET Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 6: Motivating Employees o Chapter 7: Motivation: Goal Setting and Reward Programs o e-Activity o Use the Internet to research a rewards program that has been especially effective at improving employee performance. Be prepared to discuss. PAPER DUE: o Assignment 2: Joe Salatino, President of Great Northern American Case Study – Please see Course Guide for the Specific Questions which must be answered. o Log into BUS520 Classroom on Blackboard (Bb); go to WEEK 4; scroll to the bottom of the week and submit your assignment using the Link found there. o Your paper is due Sunday, July 29 by 11:59 p.m. ET Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 8: Workplace Stress and Aggression

TWO July 9 15

THREE July 16 22

FOUR July 23 29

FIVE July 30 – Aug. 5

o SIX Aug. 6 12

Chapter 9: Interpersonal Communications in Organizations

Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 10: Leadership Effectiveness: Foundations o Exercise o Complete the “Personal Power Inventory” exercise at the end of Chapter 10. Be prepared to discuss o e-Activity o Use the Internet to identify and research a particularly effective leader. Be prepared to discuss. PAPER DUE: o Assignment 3: Motivation, Stress, and Communication – Please see Course Guide for the Specific Questions you must answer for this assignment. o Log into BUS520 Classroom on Blackboard (Bb); go to WEEK 6; scroll to the bottom of the week and submit your assignment using the Link found there. o Your paper is due Sunday Aug 12 by 11:59 p.m. ET

SEVEN Preparation Aug. 13 o Reading(s) 20 o Chapter 11: Leadership Effectiveness: New Perspectives o Chapter 12: Developing and Leading Teams o Exercise o Complete the “GLOBE Leader Behaviors Instrument at the end of Chapter 11. Be prepared to discuss o e-Activity o Use the Internet to research the recent trend toward virtual work teams and how best to manage them. Be prepared to discuss. EIGHT Preparation Aug. 21 o Reading(s) 26 o Chapter 13: Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively o Exercise o Complete the “Conflict Handling Styles” exercise at the end of Chapter 13. Be prepared to discuss. o e-Activity o Use the Internet to research the most appropriate negotiation style(s) for a country of your choosing (excluding Canada or the U.S.). Be prepared to discuss. PAPER DUE: o Assignment 4: Sir Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group, Ltd. Case Study Please see Course Guide for Specific Questions you must address in this paper o Log into BUS520 Classroom on Blackboard (Bb); go to WEEK 8; scroll to the bottom of the week and submit your assignment using the Link found there (Assignment 4). o Your paper is due Sunday, Aug. 26 by 11:59 p.m. ET NINE Aug. 27 – Sept. 2 Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 14: Managerial Decision Making

o TEN Sept. 2 9

Chapter 15: Organizational Design

Preparation o Reading(s) o Chapter 16: Cultivating Organizational Culture o Chapter 17: Managing Organizational Change o e-Activity o Use the Internet to research a company you believe has an organizational culture that positively impacts its bottom line. Be prepared to discuss. PAPER DUE: o Assignment 5: Conflict, Decision Making, and Organizational Design – Please see Course Guide for the Specific Questions you must answer. o Log into BUS520 (Bb), post your assignment per previous instructions in Week 10, Assignment 5 o Your paper is due Sunday, Sept. 10 by 11:59 p.m. ET   Last Week of Class - no new assignments Please complete the two discussion questions.

ELEVEN Sept. 10 - 16

GRADING SCALE – GRADUATE
Assignment Assignment 1: Consensual Relationship Agreements Case Study Assignment 2: Joe Salatino, President of Great Northern American Case Study Assignment 3: Motivation, Stress, and Communication Assignment 4: Sir Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group, Ltd. Case Study Assignment 5: Conflict, Decision Making, and Organizational Design Participation - 20 points each week Totals Total Points 100 100 200 100 200 220 920 % of Grade 11% 11% 22% 11% 22% 23% 100%

Points 828 – 920 736 – 827 644 – 735 Below 644

Percentage 90% – 100% 80% – 89% 70% – 79% Below 70%

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