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Management Fundamentals

Course Number: BA 206
Transcript Title: Management Fundamentals
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2013
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit

Prerequisites

WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores

Recommended

BA 101

Course Description

Introduces business management theory, including the basic functions of planning, organizing, directing, leading, and controlling as well as factors contributing to change in current management approaches. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Management Fundamentals, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the overall role and importance of the management function.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the management process.
  3. Communicate effectively using standard business terminology.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts described in the required competencies by any combination of the following:

  • Participation
  • Case study analysis
  • Individual or group projects
  • Presentations
  • Completion of assessment or certification-style examinations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES

  • Planning
  • Responsibility and Accountability
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Written and Oral Communications
  • Team Work
  • Ethical Conduct

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Identify the levels of management and the basic managerial functions performed by each category.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major management functions.
  • Recognize different management and leadership styles.
  • Identify the basic concepts of Total Quality Management.
  • Recognize the importance of ethics and professional management practices.

Department Notes

Management Fundamentals is an introductory course that provides an overview of what management is and why it is needed. It identifies levels of management, the primary focus of each level, different management styles, and decision making and problem solving processes.