Organizational Behavior I – BUSI 240

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This introductory course in organizational behavior integrates the management and behavioral principles, techniques, and concepts associated with the productivity of organizational resources. It focuses on human behavior in organizations and is primarily concerned with improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness through increased understanding of the behavior of people at work.




Part of being successful in the workplace is knowing how to work with people. As part of the Liberty University Online Business program, this course equips the student with managerial and behavioral skills so that he or she can successfully contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of business organizations.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe applied performance practices and stress management.
  2. Examine decision-making and creativity.
  3. Explore the foundations of team dynamics, including high performance team development and communicating in teams and organizations.
  4. Contrast power and influence in organizations, including conflict and negotiations in the workplace.
  5. Analyze organizational structure and design, including the dynamics of organizational culture and major issues in organizational change.
  6. Integrate biblical principles within the field of organizational behavior.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings in Connect LearnSmart and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, in module/weeks 2 and 5, the student will choose a key term to research. The student will be required to write a thread of at least 400 words on the key term, complete with page references and specifics to document the response. The thread will then be submitted to the Discussion Board Forum. Correct use of English and grammar are required.

Additionally, in module/weeks 3 and 6, the student will be required to submit a substantive written reply of at least 200 words to at least 3 other classmates’ Discussion Board Forum threads.

Connect Homework (8)

The student will be assigned homework to complete in Connect. The homework will consist of LearnSmart assignments. Links to the LearnSmart assignments have been provided in each module/week's Assignments folder.

Individual Learning Project

Throughout the course, the student will complete 10 self-assessment activities. The student will then write a full-page analysis of each and combine all 10 together according to the provided format for submission at the end of the course.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice questions, and have a time limit of 50 minutes.