Introduction to Management
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This course was developed to address two primary gaps present in many introductory management courses: A focus on high level theory without immediate application for students. Examples and cases focusing on large Fortune 500 businesses with hundreds or thousands of employees, where most students in decision-making roles need to make smart decisions on a much smaller scale.
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- Explain what management is, including the types of work and the activities of management;
- Distinguish what makes a company socially-responsible;
- Evaluate strategic alternatives for a business and make a business decision with a decision matrix;
- Construct and compare organizational designs;
- Contribute to effective group work using management best-practices;
- Interpret what motivates people and examine how leaders can influence that motivation;
- Adopt appropriate conflict resolution techniques used in Human Resources Management;
- Propose business solutions to real-world problems.
- Course Package and Lesson Plans
- Managing and Performing
- Managerial Decision-Making
- The History of Management
- External and Internal Organizational Environments
- Midterm 1 - Case Study
- Strategic Analysis
- Strategic Management Process
- Organizational Structure and Change
- Human Resource Management
- Midterm 2
- Work Motivation for Performance
- Managing Teams
- Organizational Planning and Controlling