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Designing Competitive Organizations

The course presents various theories of organizational designs in a behavioral approach to organizational effectiveness. The focus is on organizational types, effectiveness, competitiveness, and efficiency. It explores internal and external factors that have a positive or negative impact on achieving organizational goals. The course evaluates the ever-changing modern work environment and the effectiveness of a well-designed organization.

The Master of Business Administration in Management prepares business leaders with analytical skills combined with human relations competencies necessary to compete in a global environment. The curriculum emphasizes solutions to real-world problems as students are prepared for middle and upper management positions. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills for leadership positions in executive management, sales and marketing, human resource management, consulting, and financial management. The mission of the Master of Business Administration in Management program is to prepare students for a seamless transition into various managerial roles through educational training in managerial ideology, principles, concepts, techniques, and ethical decision-making. The program teaches the students how to integrate these skills into a real-world business environment. The program may be completed through a combination of on-campus and online courses or 100% online.

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if MGT3172 has been successfully completed.

PREREQUISITE: Management principles course or the equivalent.


  • Executing a strategy for managing interdepartmental goal conflict.
  • Evaluating leading organizational concepts for effective organizational structure and processes.
  • Designing a systems approach to organizational design.
  • Reviewing the processes of integrating individual and organizational goals.
  • Defining and reconciling the types and critical dimensions of contemporary organizational environments.
  • Planning organizational strategies to sustain and grow the organization.
  • Classifying and assessing the effectiveness of organizational types.
  • Investigating the cause-and-effect relationships within organizations.
  • Exploring motivational theories and their application to modern organizations.
  • Evaluating the structure specific job/work assignments within multigenerational work forces.
  • Understanding the importance and function of internal and external audits.
  • Analyzing the SWOT analysis, applications, and its impact on an organization.


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