BUS-302-20, Principles of Management (SU14)
INSTRUCTOR: John D. Pollard, Associate Faculty and Director of the Leadership in Action Program
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Semester/Wednesdays/6-9:00 p.m. on the following dates: 05/28, 06/04, 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/09, 07/16 and 07/23. NOTE: there will be no classon 07/02.
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.
-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.
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.
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.