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BUS-302-20, Principles of Management (FA13)

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME:  T1/Wed./6-9:30 PM, 09/04/2013-10/16/2013

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Patricia B. Brelsford

CONTENT: 

The business world continues to change dramatically, increasing pressure on managers to integrate new information technology, manage diversity, innovate and improve the quality of goods and services, compete on a global level, improve efficiency, and respond to customer expectations and needs.  These often conflicting challenges reinforce the importance of effective management skills.  This course focuses on both theory and management skill development.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To gain a foundation of knowledge related to traditionally accepted management theory and practice.

-To emphasize the international perspective needed to manage in today’s global organizations.

-To appreciate the diverse and challenging role of managers in organizations today.

-To experience the functional areas of management and develop practical tools to use in personal and professional activities.

-To learn to work more effectively in organizational settings because of a greater understanding of managerial processes.

REQUIRED TEXT: 

Daft, R. & Marcic, D.  (2013).  Understanding management, 8th ed.  Mason, OH:  South-Western/Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-111-58024-7                            

Additional readings as assigned.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: 

Methods will include but are not limited to class discussions, lectures, case studies, structured exercises, and role plays.

REQUIREMENTS/ASSIGNMENTS: 

A variety of evaluation components will be used as follows:

Quizzes - 300 Points

Article Review - 100 Points

Individual Management Issues Paper - 200 Points

Participation - 50 Points

Organizational Assessment Group Project - 350 Points

Total - 1,000 Points

READING TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: 

Read Chapters 1-2.