Organizations as Systems and Structures

Course #GE3010

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


GE3010 Organizations as Systems and Structures (3-0) Winter/Summer. Defense organizations are purposive systems comprising tasks and technologies, vertical and lateral coordination structures and processes, reward systems, and individual motivation. This course prepares leaders to understand the organizational system components and their relationships: inputs (e.g., environment, history), design factors (i.e., people, task, structure, culture) and outputs/outcomes (e.g., productivity, satisfaction, growth). A primary focus is on the organizational level of analysis and includes such topics as environment, hierarchy and structural configuration, with special emphasis on the context and organization of DoD. Applications and cases address command and control, joint task forces and network centric operations with attention to organizational theory and design tradeoffs. Prerequisite: None.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

  •  18 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

    Winter break

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