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Behavior Course (BSCI 468)

Your First Trimester

An important component to the start of your degree program at the Graziadio School is the "Organizational Behavior" (BSCI 468) course. In this course, you will learn how to view management issues through a behavioral science lens. The honing of written and verbal communication skills is also emphasized throughout the course. 

Personal and Leadership Development Workshop

As part of the "Organizational Behavior" course, there is a Personal and Leadership Development Workshop, which serves as an orientation to the experiential and team-based models of learning used at the Graziadio School. The Workshop requires a three-day commitment (Thursday early afternoon through noon on Saturday). In order to earn credit for the "Organizational Behavior" course, students must complete the Workshop. 


Behavior Workshop FAQ's

 Do I have to attend the workshop?

Yes, the attendance and successful completion of the workshop is mandatory for you to continue the program.

 Where will the workshop be held?

Every effort is made to hold the workshop at a hotel that is located in close proximity to the campus in which the corresponding Organizational Behavior course takes place. Various factors-hotel availability, rates, faculty availability, etc.- can influence the workshop location, but it will typically not be more than an hour's drive from the campus.

 How long is the workshop?

It will begin on Thursday evening, continue all day Friday, and usually end by noon on Saturday.

 Where can I find details regarding my workshop location?

PTMBA students can expect their workshop to be held at their primary campus location.

Online BSM students will receive an e-mail notification outlining the details of their workshop location.

 What type of expenses will I be responsible for covering?

Students are responsible for covering the cost of any travel and accommodations (if applicable) for the behavior workshop. Meals covered by Pepperdine during the workshop include dinner on Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday.