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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2017

I. Catalog Information

BUS 96
Principles of Management
5 Unit(s)

 

Formerly:

Requisites: Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273.

Repeatability:

Hours: Lec Hrs: 60.00
Out of Class Hrs: 120.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 180.00

Description: Roles, functions, and responsibilities of management; the external environments and their impact on management.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

• Student Learning Outcome: Examine the functions of planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling.


 

• Student Learning Outcome: Evaluate and anticipate the potential effectiveness of various management styles, communications and decisions for a given situation.


II. Course Objectives

A.Evaluate the management process and analyze its impact on organizational performance.
B.Examine the environment of management.
C.Identify the steps in management decision making.
D.Apply the planning process in business.
E.Identify methods of organizing the business to compete effectively.
F.Assess behaviors for leading effectively in a multicultural workplace.
G.Explore staffing practices utilized in business.
H.Identify methods of controlling in a given business situation.

III. Essential Student Materials

 None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 None

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Evaluate the management process and analyze its impact on organizational performance.
1.Purpose and definitions.
2.Importance.
3.Roles.
4.Functions of Management.
B.Examine the environment of management.
1.Managing social responsibility and ethics.
2.Managing employee diversity.
3.Influencing organizational culture.
4.Global influences.
C.Identify the steps in management decision making.
1.Steps in process.
2.Group versus individual decision-making.
3.Decision making styles.
4.Forms of bias.
D.Apply the planning process in business.
1.The strategic management process.
a.Analyzing the external and internal environments.
b.Strategy formulation and implementation.
c.Linkage of plans in the organization.
1.Strategic.
2.Tactical.
3.Operational.
2.Composing mission and vision statements
3.Setting of objectives and SMART goals.
E.Identify methods of organizing the business to compete effectively.
1.Relationship between organizational structure and a firm's environment
2.Organizational structure and design.
3.Strategic business units.
4.Factors for effective delegation.
F.Assess behaviors for leading effectively in a multicultural workplace.
1.Motivational principles applied to a multicultural workforce.
2.Communicating effectively in a multicultural workforce.
3.Leadership theories.
4.Change management processes.
G.Explore staffing practices utilized in business.
1.Recruiting methods.
2.Selection methods.
3.Training & Development.
4.Performance Appraisal Process.
a.Problems with trait appraisal.
b.Behaviorally-anchored rating scales.
c.Results-oriented appraisal.
d.Providing effective performance feedback.
H.Identify methods of controlling in a given business situation.
1.The control cycle.
2.Types of control.
3.Techniques in effective control.

VI. Assignments

A.Required reading from the textbook and supplemental business sources.
B.Analysis and discussion of business case studies to develop management judgement and critical thinking skills, to apply course concepts, and to develop a systems perspective of the organization.
C.Substantial written project (3-5 pages) that requires comprehension and application of management concepts to a business situation. Some examples:
1.Application of management concepts to a case-study situation (assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student).
2.Directed research paper on an evolving area within the field of management. This option requires the student to compare and contrast historical and evolving perspectives and evaluate the implications of the change.
3.A reflective essay analyzing a situation from the student's own career experiences. This option allows the student to critically reflect on the event, apply managerial concepts, and predict the likely outcome using the revised approach.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Guest speakers
Discussion of assigned reading
Collaborative learning and small group exercises
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Homework and extended projects

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Participation in class discussion of case studies to progressively demonstrate ability to critically evaluate the management situation, apply course concepts, and recommend a course of action.
B.Midterms and final exams that appraise comprehension and require synthesis and application of course material.
C.Written project demonstrates critical thinking regarding the managerial situation analyzed, as well as comprehension and application of management concepts.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Kinicki, Angelo and Williams, Brian. "Management: A Practical Introduction" 7th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2015.
2.Schermerhorn, John Jr. and Bachrach, Daniel. "Management" 13th edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
3.Williams, Chuck. "MGMT" 9th edition. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2017.
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.Business Week magazine.
2.Fortune magazine.
3.Harvard Business Review.
4.Wall Street Journal.