This course explores the rich field of management in theory and practice, and as both a science and an art. The course also addresses the role of managers in the current world of rapid change, increased competitive forces, and increased expectations for the successful performance of employees and organizations. The focus is on some of the ways and means of achieving desired goals. The student will leave this course with a solid background in the nature and work of management and managers. Applications of concepts to current workplace issues will be stressed.
Explain how internal and external factors impact the four functions of management.
Explain how managers use delegation.
Planning as a Management Function
Evaluate the planning function of management.
Analyze various factors that influence strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning.
Analyze the impact that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have on management planning.
Organizing as a Management Function
Evaluate the organizing function of management as it relates to organizational resources.
Compare and contrast various types of organizational structures.
Evaluate how organizational functions impact organizational structures.
Leading as a Management Function
Differentiate between management and leadership.
Examine the role and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.
Evaluate the impact of globalization and management across borders.
Controlling as a Management Function
Compare and contrast various control mechanisms.
Examine positive and negative reactions to the use of controls.
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