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Course Description

This course provides an overview of the role of managers in the modern organization. Students will learn about the history of management theory and will examine in depth the major management functions of planning, leading, organizing and controlling. The concepts of management ethics and sustainability are also introduced.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. work as part of a team to identify, diagnose and analyze managerial organizational design problems and inform the development of potential solutions
  2. make evidence-based decisions and recommendations
  3. address complex organizational design problems
  4. describe the historical development of theories of management as an organizational function
  5. describe major management functions in depth and explain how they relate to each other
  6. explain how managers use management functions to achieve strategic goals and organizational effectiveness
  7. define the various tasks and activities that are associated with the management functions of planning, leading, organizing and controlling
  8. describe the challenges that managers face in addressing complex problems in a diverse and global context
  9. orally communicate within a small group setting to contribute to the analysis of management problems and situations
  10. describe ethical and sustainability challenges that managers face and the steps they must take to address them

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Principles of Management
  • Principles of Teams and Communication
  • Managing Relationships and Culture
  • Managing Values, Sustainability and CSR
  • Goals and Planning Strategies
  • Planning through Strategic Decision-making
  • Organizational Structures
  • HR Management Through Talent and Diversity
  • Leadership and Self-management
  • Leadership Theories and Frameworks
  • Control as a Management Tool
  • Managerial Controls and Supply chain Management


Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MGMT*1000


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Unit Quizzes (weekly x 2) 10% 2-8, 10
Discussions (weekly) 15% 1-10
Management Briefs (x 4) 20% 1-10
Interviewing a Manager 10% 3, 4, 6, 7
Midterm 15% 2-8, 10
Final Exam 30% 2-8, 10
Total 100%  


Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

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Technical Requirements

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