Understanding the Organization – BUSI 735

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 01/31/2022

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the modern organization from a systems perspective. Topics include the importance of organizations, organizations as systems, the environment of the organization, and the structure of organizations.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course provides a comprehensive analysis to the organizational structures with theory, behavior, and various leadership concepts.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 2,100–2,200 words and include a minimum of 7 sources in addition to the Bible. The focus of each discussion board is different; refer to the assignment prompts for direction. For each forum, the student will also reply to the threads of 2 classmates. Each reply must be 600–700 words and use at least 3 peer-reviewed sources. Each thread and reply must integrate at least 1 biblical principle. Threads and replies must use current APA format.

Research Abstract Assignment

The student will complete a one page (250-300 word) abstract to propose an organization for the Week/Module 7 research paper.

Research Paper Assignment

The student will write a 2,500–3,000-word research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on applying theories learned from the course. The paper must include at least 10 references derived from the course concepts and personal research.

Case Study Assignments (2)

The student will analyze the provided scenario and apply organizational theories from the specified module. Each review must be 800–1,200 words written in current APA format with 4 various references derived from the course readings and personal research (in addition to the Merida textbook and the Bible).