SEU Organization Design and Development ( MGT404 )



College of Administrative & Financial







Design and Development



Course Name Course Code: MGT404
Credit Hours Contact Hours 3
Language Arabic   English
Track Dep. Req. Concentration
Level Level 7 Prerequisite MGT 101
 Course Description:

 This course aims to highlight the organization design process and its development. First, it focuses on developing an understanding about the basics of organizational design, the organizational design principles to manage change, keeping the design aligned with the needs of the firm and the different forms of organizational structure. Second, the course presents the different perspectives of an Organization Development at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Theoretical models will be considered, along with real-world examples of organizations that have or have not benefited in the past, or that might or might not benefit in the future, from Organization Development interventions. Students will learn how to use theoretical models to evaluate, and will

learn, also, how to evaluate theoretical models in terms of their research and work experience

 Course Learning Outcomes:


1.        Explain the basic functioning of organizational design approaches and models. (Lo 1.1)

2.        Demonstrate and analyze the organizational structure and the capability with organization’s strategies. (Lo 1.6 & 2.2)

3.        Understand the basic concepts of systems theory for organizational design. (Lo 1.5)

4.        Identify the different elements and issues of organizations development and creating the need for change. (Lo 1.2 & 2.4)

5.        Analyze the strategic role of change in the organization and its impact on organizational performance(Lo 2.9)

6.        Identify and apply the basic steps of the organizational development process (Lo 2.5)

7.        Define the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)

8.        Identify & Analyze the ethical issues of the organizational development processes (Lo 1.4 & 3.3)

 Course Major Topics:

 1.        Introduction to organization design

2.        Organization development: an overview

3.        Single-Business Strategy and Functional Organization

4.        The Reconfigurable Functional Organization

5.        Designing the Lateral and network Organization

6.        Multi-business Strategy and Organization

7.        The mix models

8.        Overview of organization development

9.        The process of organization development

10.     Human process interventions

11.     Technostructural interventions

12.     Strategic change interventions


13.  Special applications of organization development
 Learning Resources

 ·          Cummings, T., & Worley, C. (2015). Organization development and change. (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN#: 13 9781133190455 (print), ISBN#: 13 9781285800967 (e-text).

·          Galbraith, J. (2014). Designing organizations: Strategy, structure, and process at the business unit and enterprise levels. (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Wiley. ISBN#: 13 9781118409954 (print), ISBN#: 13 9781118417294 (e-text).


 Course works (assignments, quizzes, projects, case studies, board discussion):             25%

Midterm exam                                                                                                                                25%

Final Exam                                                                                                                                      50%


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