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Business 101: Principles of Management
40 hours (15 weeks).
October 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the levels, roles, and functions of management; distinguish between modern theories of management, including quality management and systems management theory; break down quantitative management and the roles of branches such as operations management ; illustrate the types of planning and its function in management; model different types of organizations, including centralized and decentralized organizations; examine leadership and its role in organizations and the difference between a manager and a leader; analyze the role of motivation in the workplace and how managers affect motivation; illustrate the communication process and the role of organizational communication; analyze the decision making process and describe tools used to make informed decisions; outline the importance of business ethics in contemporary business; investigate controlling and its function in management; and relate the managerial functions in international organizations and characteristics of an international manager.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: Management Basics; Classical School of Management; Behavioral School of Management Theory; Contemporary and Future School of Management Theory; Organizational Change; Organizing in Business Management; Work Teams; Leading in Organizations; Leadership Theory; Motivation in the Workplace; Communication in the Workplace; Financial Management; Human Resources; Strategic Management and Managerial Decision Making; Production and Quality Assurance; International Management and Contemporary Issues.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management (10/16).