Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6000 - Management Principles

2 lecture hours 4 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This introduces the student to the four basic management functions (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) and provides the foundation for more advanced courses in core MBA programs. It explores the history of management thought and theories, models, application, and research results that provide the tools for today’s manager. This course uses the case study method to illustrate how these principles are applied to actual organizations. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Distinguish the roles, skills, abilities, and levels of management and leadership to promote effectiveness in various organizational structures and cultures
  • Model principles of self-awareness and analysis, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior to integrate new learnings into a personal/professional leadership mission/vision and growth plan.
  • Understand, synthesis, and apply theories that describe, explain, and/or predict the actions of individuals and groups in relationship to organizational structures and cultures, within a system and sub-systems
  • Explore the relationship of ethical and societal responsibilities related to management decisions and strategies and establish a framework for assessing differences in perspectives
  • Contrast global ethical issues with regional ethical issues, as related to management and leadership
  • Assess your own values, attitudes, emotions, personality, perceptions, stress and learning styles while understanding differences in others and the impact each has on leadership, decision making, ethics, organizational performance and satisfaction
  • Distinguish the functions of groups and teams and propose strategies to promote cohesiveness and effectiveness within diverse and new organizational designs
  • Understand elements of organizational structure and culture to development and alignment of organizational structures and cultures
  • Understand and predict multiple drivers of change and responses to change to develop and support change initiatives/projects
  • Demonstrate a progression to higher levels of learning (Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning) through understanding, applying, evaluating and synthesizing management concepts and theories, which set the foundation for future course work and professional life
  • Consider “conflicting views” that occur in complex organizations develop strategies to explore and evaluate multiple perspectives 
  • Develop and extend public speaking skills, effective professional written communication skills, teaching/facilitation skills and teamwork skills through the completion of graded and nongraded course assignments

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Leadership
  • Organizational behavior
  • Ethics
  • Individuals in organizations
  • Groups in organizations
  • Organizational structure/culture
  • Change
  • Professional development

Dr. Kelly Ottman

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