Learn about the theories of management and how to use them in practice in a wide variety of organizational settings
Accomplish organizational goals by learning how to manage people and resources
Apply theories to managerial problem solving and decision making
Learn about leadership and communication, as well as working through contemporary management issues
About this course:
This course presents the theory and application of managerial functions; the processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a wide variety of organizational settings; and how the management of people and resources can accomplish organizational goals. Systems theory, contingency approaches, and socio-technical systems are used to explain managerial problem solving and decision making in organizational contexts and a global environment. Other topics include motivation and participation, leadership and communication, management information systems, human resources management, management of technology, managerial ethics, and other contemporary management issues. Transferable for UC credit.