Academic Catalog

BA2206 ORGANIZATION THEORY

Course Code: 3122206
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Business Administration
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ARI TOPAL
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to use lectures, videos, class exercises, and case studies to introduce students to theories and concepts that are useful in understanding organizations. Given the domination of organizations in society, it is important to understand and subsequently use the tools provided by organization theory in order to better understand how organizations affect us and how we can shape them. This course is meant to provide students with some of those tools, allowing them to better analyze complicated organizations and organizational situations, and to discover ways of dealing more effectively with them.
-To identify multiple perspectives on organizations
-To be able to apply these various perspectives in analyzing organizations and organizational problems
-To assess various organizational configurations and identify appropriate ones for the situation.