Course Summary
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14 weeks (75 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Principles of Management


The course objective is to help students understand the major functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) and the significance of each function in relationship to the existence of the company. This course describes how companies use management to set and accomplish goals through individuals, groups, and other types of resources. It also analyzes communication and ethics in the organization. Other topics include decision making, change, employee development, organizational structures, management control, leadership, conflict resolution, information security, and globalization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain elements of strategic planning and conduct a SWOT analysis applying strategic decision making.
  • Describe and apply ways to build effective teams and resolve conflict and evaluate effective communication strategies within a business setting.
  • Compare and contrast types and methods of managerial control impacting output, behavior, and organizational culture.
  • Apply the six stages of decision-making to a business situation.
  • Identify the roles and functions of a manager.
  • Evaluate the need for change and recommend change for a business situation.
  • Compare and contrast organizational structures and mechanisms for coordination, and define the strategies organizations use to compete in the global marketplace.
  • Explain and apply criteria for selection, pay, development, and appraisal of employees; and explain labor relations.
  • Describe the diversity of the American workforce and recommend ways to manage the diverse workforce while analyzing ways to motivate employees in today's business communication landscape.
  • Explain the importance of information and information security and explain the opportunities and challenges of future technology and its uses within businesses going forward.

General Topics:

  • Decision-making
  • Strategic planning
  • Ethics and social responsibility
  • Motivational theories
  • Organizational structure
  • Human resource management
  • Change management
  • Team building
  • Managing a diverse workforce
  • Operational control
  • Communication
  • Managing information
  • Globalization
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes

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