This course examines the historical and philosophical foundations of management as well as current theory and practices. Managerial decisions as a planner, organizer, motivator, controller and leader of a diverse workforce in a competitive environment are identified and evaluated. The course is a study of the basic principles of business management including the functional, scientific, behavioral and systems approaches. Current literature, concepts, models and applications may be included as well as the use of case studies.
- Understand the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) and the type of executive management activities associated with each.
- Understand the historical and philosophical origins of management.
- Apply current management theories and practices.
- Understand the structure and design of organizations and how managers effectively perform in this type of setting in order to accomplish goals.
- Understand the types and utility of systems and analyze how they are used to monitor and support achievement of strategic and tactical plans made by management.
- Apply the principles and practices of decision-making skills to activities and individuals in real-world managerial environments.
- Understand the major ethical approaches, apply them to business situations and analyze their impact on management behavior.
- Analyze the personal traits and skills of effective leaders.
- Understand motivation in the workplace and apply motivation concepts to suggest improvements in the workplace.
- Understand and analyze the nature and role of organizational culture within an organization.
- Understand how managers lead the process of organizational change.
- Analyze the advantages, disadvantages and best practices of utilizing teams within organizations.
- Analyze the impact of changing demographics, increasing diversity and globalization on the management process.