Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to help students develop the leadership skills they need to be more effective in the practical business world. Students will learn key frameworks and their applications enabling them to grow into leaders that can cope better with the increasingly rapid changes taking place in today's business environment.

In this course, “Organizational Behavior and Leadership” is defined as the “approach” an individual person (often a leader) takes to lead members toward organizational goals that are aligned with corporate strategy. At the same time, this course is designed to enable students to look back on their own professional careers and apply key lessons learned to their actual work place. Applying theories and concepts covered in the classroom in this way, helps students to deepen their understanding and to internalize contents. Specifically, the course uses a series of business cases to examine possible solutions the protagonist (a business manager or a corporate division chief featured in the case) can adopt to lead his or her organization out of an event or challenge that occurs in the case. Cases also provide details on operating conditions, business characteristics, and other factors related to management strategies which can be explored and analyzed through group work and discussion.

All six classes will be run using the case method with class discussions and group work forming a major component of class activity. The main themes that will be covered in this course are: Leadership, Empowerment, Group Management, Change Management, Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation and Fostering an Ideal Corporate Culture.

This course is intended for all students who aspire to improve their leadership ability and their capacity to adapt to environmental changes. Students are particularly expected to take part in the course with an awareness of the challenges they face demonstrating leadership on a day-to-day basis.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Organizational Behavior and HRM
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Middle Leaders’ Inner Conflicts and Personal Growth during Organizational Change
CASE ・ Donna Dubinsky and Apple Computer, Inc (A)
Session B
THEME Middle Leaders’ Inner Conflicts and Personal Growth during Organizational Change (Continued)
CASE ・ Donna Dubinsky and Apple Computer, Inc (A)
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Corporate management and leadership
CASE ・ Starbucks Corporation (A)
Session B
THEME Empowerment-based Leadership
CASE ・Taro Foods
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Group Management and Team Building
CASE ・The Reform of Kirin Brewery: The V10 Project (A)
Session B
THEME Group Management and Team Building (Continued)
CASE ・The Reform of Kirin Brewery: The V10 Project (A)
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Organizational Change and Management
CASE ・Corning Glass Works: The Electronic Products Division (A)
Session B
THEME Organizational Change and Management (Continued)
CASE ・Corning Glass Works: The Electronic Products Division (A)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation
CASE ・ HCL Technologies (A)
・ HCL Technologies (B)
Session B
THEME Leadership and Organizations that Encourage Innovation (Continued)
CASE ・ HCL Technologies (A)
・ HCL Technologies (B)
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship
CASE ・3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship
Session B
THEME Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship (Continued)
CASE ・3M Optical Systems: Managing Corporate Entrepreneurship

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 126,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."
Toru Takahashi
Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University, Mr. Takahashi was employed by Marubeni Corporation, where he was primarily involved in overseas business development. During his career at Marubeni, he participated in infrastructure development projects in the Middle East. He also engaged in a wide range of business activities in Brussels, including management support, the development of logistics, and financing for business partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Trond Varlid
Organizational Behavior and HRM
Various skills and knowledge are required to be successful in business. Arguably one of the most difficult skills to master, however, is managing and dealing with people. Are leaders born or made? Why do people and organizations tend to resist change? How can you bring about change in your team or organization when it is needed? How do you empower and motivate your team to be successful and achieve their best performance? These are some of the key themes we will cover in our Organizational Behavior and Leadership class—and I look forward to your active participation. See you in class!
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Global/Asia/Japan, Marketing and Strategy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
Welcome to GLOBIS! In my class, we will tackle real challenges through cases and discuss the issues with your classmates. My hope is that you will not only be equipped with tools or techniques but also develop your own “wisdom” that helps you pursue your personal mission. I hope you’ll have a pleasurable and meaningful time with us!
Kenya Yoshino
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
"Why do we live? This simple question is what I want you to think in my course. This world is full of possibilities, but the "time"(one of our most precious resource) is limited. Therefore, we have to choose in which aspect we would like to focus. Being able to answer the above question gives you a clear criteria on where to focus. Maybe no one can answer the question with 100% certainty, but it is important that we keep searching for the answer. I am looking forward to discuss with you in this never ending quest."

Faculty

Tomoya Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."
Toru Takahashi
Toru Takahashi
Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University, Mr. Takahashi was employed by Marubeni Corporation, where he was primarily involved in overseas business development. During his career at Marubeni, he participated in infrastructure development projects in the Middle East. He also engaged in a wide range of business activities in Brussels, including management support, the development of logistics, and financing for business partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Trond Varlid
Trond Varlid
Organizational Behavior and HRM
Various skills and knowledge are required to be successful in business. Arguably one of the most difficult skills to master, however, is managing and dealing with people. Are leaders born or made? Why do people and organizations tend to resist change? How can you bring about change in your team or organization when it is needed? How do you empower and motivate your team to be successful and achieve their best performance? These are some of the key themes we will cover in our Organizational Behavior and Leadership class—and I look forward to your active participation. See you in class!
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Global/Asia/Japan, Marketing and Strategy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
Welcome to GLOBIS! In my class, we will tackle real challenges through cases and discuss the issues with your classmates. My hope is that you will not only be equipped with tools or techniques but also develop your own “wisdom” that helps you pursue your personal mission. I hope you’ll have a pleasurable and meaningful time with us!
Kenya Yoshino
Kenya Yoshino
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
"Why do we live? This simple question is what I want you to think in my course. This world is full of possibilities, but the "time"(one of our most precious resource) is limited. Therefore, we have to choose in which aspect we would like to focus. Being able to answer the above question gives you a clear criteria on where to focus. Maybe no one can answer the question with 100% certainty, but it is important that we keep searching for the answer. I am looking forward to discuss with you in this never ending quest."