Course Abstract Details

MGMT-201, Principles of Management

Credits: 3

Course Description

MGMT-201, Principles of Management, provides the student with a conceptual framework for understanding the basic theories of management. Emphasis is placed on the internal and external environment, ethics, planning, goal setting, decision making, organizational structure, motivation and group dynamics, and effective control mechanisms. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Describe the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. (Program Goal #1) 

2. Outline the historical evolution of management theories. (Program Goal #1) 

3. Explain how corporate culture and the environments of an organization (general, specific, and global) affect management. (General Education Goal #6, Program Goal #1) 

4. Relate the concepts of social responsibility and managerial ethics.(General Education Goal #7, Program Goal #1) 

5. Explain how decisions are made within an organization and how those decisions are communicated to the various stakeholders. (Program Goal #1) 

6. Relate the basic concepts of planning: the importance of planning, strategic planning, and the types of objectives and plans developed by organizations. (Program Goal #1) 

7. Describe the various forms of structure available to an organization. (Program Goal #1) 

8. Discuss the processes and functions of human resource management. (Program Goal #1) 

9. Discuss the basics of group dynamics and the challenges of managing work teams. (Program Goal #1) 

10. Explain various leadership styles and describe and apply the theories of motivation. (Program Goal #1) 

11. Describe the control process including: the importance of control, tools for measuring organizational performance, and managerial actions. (Program Goal #1) 

12. Communicate effectively in writing. (General Education Goal #1, Program Goal #2) 

13. Demonstrate the ability to use word processing software to communicate information. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #4) 

14. Use inductive and deductive logic to draw valid conclusions. (General Education Goal #2, Program Goal #5) 

15. Demonstrate information literacy through locating an appropriate information source and providing a correct citation. (General Education Goal #4, Program Goal #6)


Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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