Managing People and Organizations

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing People and Organizations

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Major theories of organizational behavior and the emergence of strategic human resource management as a mechanism for managing people at work in organizations. Concepts of personality, motivation, communication, interpersonal relations, leadership, problem solving, organizational culture and structure, managing change. Processes and practices involved in implementing human resource strategy, such as recruitment, selection, training, and performance management. Practical skills associated with managerial success.

    RATIONALE: 
    Managers function in organizational settings. They guide organizations and human resources towards the effective and efficient achievement of objectives. Knowledge of how organizations function and of human resource management principles, concepts, processes, policies and practices is vital to those preparing for responsible positions in business organizations. This course helps prepare the student to effectively manage people and organizations.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Examine organizational behavior and human resource management as distinct but related fields of study, and explain the importance of each in the effective management of people and organizations. (application and analysis)
    2. Analyze individual, interpersonal, and team level factors that affect human behavior at work. (analysis)
    3. Analyze factors at the organizational level of analysis that affect individual and organizational performance. (analysis)
    4. Explain how managers may enhance organizational effectiveness by applying organizational behavior and human resource management principles, theories and concepts (analysis and application).

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Class lectures, case studies, experiential exercises and self assessments.
    - Interactive learning during class through students’ analyses and discussions of assigned cases and experiential exercises.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    - Use of an electronic class management system where the instructor may post important announcements, related course materials, and additional resources.