Course Syllabus



Course Description:

This course provides practical and valid information about solutions to managerial problems through research findings, theory and current successful practices. Detailed analysis of basic managerial functions including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling is made. Emphasis is placed on the technical, interpersonal, conceptual, diagnostic and political managerial skills needed to succeed as a manager in a domestic or global business.


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Principles of Management from OpenStax, ISBN-10: 0-9986257-7-9

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Student Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the term manager, and identify different types of managers.

  2. Evaluate the importance of multinational corporations and outsourcing in international business.

  3. Examine the demands that information technology places on the manager’s job.

  4. Explain how planning contributes to business success.
  5. Illustrate the components of organizational staffing.
  6. Differentiate between non-programmed and programmed decisions.

  7. Define the bureaucratic form of organization, and discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

  8. Discuss the steps in the communication process, and the major communication barriers in organizations.
  9. Compare leadership and management, and contrast the skills that contribute to each.

  10. Explain the relationship between motivation, performance, and commitment.

  11. Define the techniques for improving work habits and time management.
  12. Identify various types of teams and groups; compare self-managed teams to project groups.

  13. Identify the factors that contribute to poor performance, and the control techniques for managing ineffective performers.

Course Content:

  • The Manager’s Job

  • International Management and Cultural Diversity

  • Information Technology and e-Commerce

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Essentials of Planning

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Organization Structure, Culture, and Change

  • Staffing and Human-Resource Management

  • Leadership

  • Motivation

  • Communication

  • Teams, Groups, and Teamwork

  • Managing Ineffective Performers

  • Enhancing Personal Productivity

Course Summary:

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