Designing Competitive Organizations

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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. 


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 workforces.
  • 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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