MGMT230 Principles of Management

Department of Business Studies: Management

I. Course Number and Title
MGMT230 Principles of Management
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MGMT100 or MGMT110 or permission of the Department of Business Studies
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course presents the principles, techniques, and concepts needed for managerial analysis and decision making. It highlights the effective management of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling related to the internal and external environment and issues of ethics and social responsibility. It emphasizes a variety of communication skills.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of current and relevant management knowledge;
      2. describe the effective management skills needed to maximize individual and organizational productivity related to the internal and external environment and issues of ethics and social responsibility;
      3. employ writing skills that are compatible with standards in business; and
      4. demonstrate the ability to communicate his/her ideas and opinions in a clear and logical form.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. explain the roles of the contemporary manager in the modern organization
    2. identify and define the managerial function
    3. discuss the historical evolution of theories of management including important contemporary thinking and research
    4. explain the components and complexities of an organization’s culture and its impact on the manager
    5. discuss the social responsibilities of an organization and relate ethical considerations to policy formulation
    6. list the elements and steps in the rational decision making process and discuss decision making, including group decision making, as it currently is practiced, identifying the constraints that exist
    7. understand the factors of group dynamics, in both formal and informal groups
    8. distinguish among strategic, tactical, and operational plans and explain the benefits of planning
    9. discuss the strategic management process
    10. describe the major considerations in organizing an enterprise's resources, including human resources
    11. compare organizational design options
    12. understand the nature of change in the organization
    13. summarize the various theories of motivation and develop useful guidelines in motivating employees
    14. evaluate the alternative leadership styles and make a decision regarding their appropriate use
    15. explain the importance of control as it relates to other managerial functions
    16. outline the control process and discuss the various methods of control available to the manager
    17. demonstrate the ability to formulate and resolve managerial problems through the use of situation analysis
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Course learning goals are assessed using a variety of quizzes, tests and performance-based tasks.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date -1/99; Revised 11/2011