This is an introductory course designed as an overview of the theory and practice of management. The concept of management is presented as a discipline as well as a process. The course will cover the evolution of management, its history, and the development of important concepts. It will cover the basic functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Integrated into each chapter are the issues of ethics, international management, small business examples, cultural diversity, and the management of quality.
The objective of this course is to expose you to the theories of management, organizational theory, and the practice of management in contemporary organizations from a conceptual, analytical, and pragmatic perspective. The course will also allow you to develop your own framework for analyzing and understanding management as well as exploring and developing your own personal philosophy of management. Students will also be required to identify and evaluate ethical consequences of managerial decisions.