Course Description: Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. List and describe the functions of management.
2. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
3. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and an executive.
4. Describe two organization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
5. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect management decision making.
6. Define the terms "span of control" and "scope of authority."
7. Define the terms "effectiveness" and "efficiency."
8. Explain the similarities and differences in "leadership and "management."
Course Assessment: Demonstrated mastery of the learning objectives stated above through class discussion, oral and written quizzes, and examinations will be the basis for each student's final grade.
Grading: Class Participation (discussion, quizzes): 34%
Mid-Term Examination: 33%
Final Examination: 33%
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student's ability to express well grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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