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This course allows students to explore the competencies of successful managers to understand the functions of business. Students develop an increased awareness of management theories, business processes, and of their own perceptions and values in order to manage and communicate with others more effectively. Other topics include graduate business program goals, argument construction, decision making, collaboration, and academic research.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Introduction to Business Management

    • Evaluate management competencies and styles.
    • Examine the evolution of management theories.
    • Discuss the role of management in organizations.

    The Changing Management Environment

    • Examine organizational culture, core competencies, and values.
    • Discuss change management and innovation.
    • Determine how sustainable advantage can be used in an organization.


    • Examine an internal environmental analysis.
    • Examine an external environmental analysis.
    • Determine strategic objectives, business goals, and operational tactics.


    • Differentiate among basic types of structures used within organizations.
    • Analyze the role of strategy on structure.
    • Determine the building blocks of organizational structures.


    • Discuss the leadership function within the management role.
    • Differentiate between various leadership theories.
    • Analyze the leadership function in organizational goal achievement.


    • Summarize the basic elements of the control process.
    • Evaluate the tools used in the control process.
    • Evaluate business metrics as part of the control function.
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