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Principles of Management
(MGT 202 3.0 Cr)

Business & Management

Course Description

This course introduces students to the history, theory and practice of management. It reviews different management techniques and their appropriate applications. Students learn to assess their own approaches to management and to formulate management styles and practices by developing management applications in simulated management positions. The course content is incorporated into applied exercises and student projects so that issues such as organizational context, strategy, leadership, and human relations are addressed.

Learning Objectives After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Discuss various management techniques
• Use those techniques appropriately in all types of management situations
• Explain the relationships among management and the organizational environment and culture, the government, and society
• Apply management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
• Analyze an organization's strategy to meet competition
• Organize people, projects and processes
• Propose processes for increasing efficiency, coordinating activities, and increasing the social benefits of the leadership process

Breadth of Assignments
This course uses a variety of methods to explore the Principles of Management including: textbook reading assignments, online e-lectures, web resources provided to support particularly challenging subject matter, self-assessment quizzes and graded exams, collaborative projects involving problem-solving or discussions with classmates, individual activities ranging from Java and Flash-based interactive exercises to writing assignments and case studies.

Required Resources
Daft, R. L. (2003). Management (6th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western College Publishers. ISBN: 0-03-035138-3

Course Summary
Principles of Management
Business & Management

Module/Topics

Module 1: Modern Management
• Management functions
• Identifying different management levels
• Identifying different management skills
• Differentiating between effectiveness and efficiency
• Management periods

Module 2: The Environment of Management

• Managerial environments
• Differentiating between external and internal environments
• Identifying the characteristics of a multinational firm
• The international management environment

Module 3: Managerial Ethics
• Differentiating between law and ethics
• Ethical guidelines
• What is involved in starting your own business
• Differentiating between entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

Module 4: Planning
• Organizational missions
• MBO process steps
• Types of goals
• Types of plans

Module 5: Strategic Management
• Strategic planning process components
• Completing a SWOT analysis
• Formulating strategies
• Implementing strategies

Module 6: Decision Making
• Differentiating between programmed and non-programmed decisions
• The characteristics that make up a decision
• The decision-making process steps
• Quantitative decision-making approaches

Module 7: Organizing
• Organizing decisions
• Comparing centralized and decentralized organization
• Authority relationships
• Departmentalization approaches

Module/Topics Module 8: Change

• Change resistance
• Determining why change efforts fail
• Identifying conflict management strategies
• Employment laws and regulations
• Employee training and development benefits
• Comparing employee performance appraisal methods

Module 9: Leading
• Identifying major personality traits
• Identifying different learning styles
• Selecting a leadership style
• Leadership theories
• Managing stress

Module10: Motivating
• Determining motivation factors
• Identifying motivation theories
• Approaches to job design
• Empowerment

Module 11: Communicating
• The communication process
• Using what you learned about communication to persuade and influence others
• The barriers to organizational communications
• Identifying teams in organizations
• Team development stages

Module 12: Controlling

• Control process steps
• Comparing typical control methods
• Control system barriers
• Budget development processes
• Non-budgetary financial controls
• Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques
• Evaluating Information Technology system success


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