Introduction to theories of organizations including structure, design and culture. Provides an understanding of how organizations work and their interrelationship with the external environment. Examines the process by which managers select and manage aspects of structure and culture to achieve organizational goals. Topics include characteristics of bureaucracy, adhocracy, sub-optimization, human dynamics and informal systems; influence and control systems; management of technology; and planned change. Examination of organizations through research and case studies.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing