Course Summary
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Self-Paced (89 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 principles of management


The course objective is to illustrate how management evolves as firms grow in size. It is based upon the idea that the essential purpose of a business is to produce products and services in order to meet the needs and wants of the marketplace. A manager marshals an organization's resources (its people, finances, facilities, and equipment) toward this fundamental goal. In this course, you will explore the tasks that today's managers perform and delve into the key knowledge areas that managers need to master in order to run successful and profitable businesses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • discuss the purpose of management and how historical theories have shaped management
  • assess the impact of globalization on operating, growing, and managing a business
  • explain the importance of ethical practices and a culturally diverse workforce on businesses
  • analyze key elements of leadership skills and the importance of an effective, qualified, and cohesive workforce
  • analyze methods of empowering employees and managing conflict
  • examine methods for effective planning and strategy formulation, and determine ways in which organizational structure and technology can be used to advance an organization.

General Topics:

  • What is management
  • Historical development and globalization
  • Organizational culture, diversity, and ethics
  • Leadership and teams
  • Managing employees: motivation, empowerment, and conflict resolution
  • Human resource management
  • Planning and strategy formulation
  • Decision-making
  • Organization structure, change, and the future of management
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • proctored final exam

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Supplemental Materials