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Organizational Theory And Design

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Course Description: The history of organizational theory and design, and the three primary theories used to study organizations - classical, neoclassical, and systems theory – and the application of each theory to modern organizations are examined. Additionally, this course focuses on design issues, including organizational, departmental, and job considerations. Finally, the course examines pressing issues for current organizations, including culture, innovation, and learning.

Course Competencies

  • Examine the three primary organizational theories that provide the foundation for design, operation, and evolution of organizations.
  • Design a new organizational structure to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop interventions for implementing organizational change initiatives.
  • Propose methods to transform organizational culture to increase innovation and creativity.
  • Critique factors that impact the level of organizational learning and the effectiveness of managerial decision making.


This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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