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Winter 2001


Course syllabus for MGMT 301 Introduction to Management Strategies

Course description: This course seeks to develop an understanding of the essential principles and concepts of management. The course will examine management as both a science and an art as it is practices (and as perhaps it should be practiced) in organizations, both large and small, as well as government agencies, schools and any other organizations (profit and not-for profit). The fact that the field of management is undergoing a revolution means managers require different set of skills for effectively leading organizations forward. During the course, we will attempt to develop a concise framework for interrelating the major business disciplines (such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling) and explore a new management paradigm.

The course considers theoretical and practical aspects of manager's role in planning, organizing, leading and controlling organizational resources. The course will include topics such as the evolution of management, management skills and functions, the internal and external environment, decision-making, planning, social responsibility, global issues, managing a diverse work force, leadership, motivation, and many other subjects.

The course consists essentially of six components:

  • Introduction to Organizations and Management
  • Manager's Terrain - Environment of Management
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Leading, and
  • Controlling