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SOMA 153: Introduction to Management


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an overview of management theory, which introduces students to various management styles, models, and concepts, and helps them understand the roles and duties of managers in today’s business. Contemporary concepts of streamlined organizations, teamwork, and employee empowerment are emphasized, as well as more traditional hierarchical methods and organization.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. The student will learn the management process, planning, organizing, staffing and control.
  2. The student will learn various techniques to identify organizational environment and managing communication.
  3. To illustrate current motivation practice used by managers to improve employee performance.
  4. The students will determine the legal and social issues that effect productivity and organizational success in today’s global economy.
  5. Finally, the student will learn about the changes in the work force and the responsibility of managers how to solve any conflict.

 

COURSE FORMAT/ OBJECTIVE:

The key objective of this course is to enable students have general understanding of management theory, which introduces students to various management styles, models, and concepts, and helps them understand the roles and duties of managers in today’s business.

 

REQUIRED READINGS:

  • Drucker, P. (1988). Management. Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Griffin, R. (1999).  Management. 6th Ed.  Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Williams, C. (2003). Management.  2nd Ed. Thomson.
  • Hill, J. G. (2000). Contemporary Management. 2nd Ed. Irwin McGraw-Hill.

 

PREREQUISITES: NONE            

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:

End of semester exams: 70%; Mid Semester Exams: 20%; Individual presentation: 10%