Professor: Ron Purser Office: Business 349 Phone: 338‐2380 E‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Thursdays: 2:00PM to 6:00PM Teaching Assistant: To be determined
Note: The best way to contact me is via email. I will not respond to emails that don’t have the course name and semester in the subject heading. Example: MGMT 405: FALL 2012
This is a fully online course; there are no class meetings.
Please note that all exams and assignments will be conducted online in iLearn and / or Aplia.
iLearn login: https://iLearn.sfsu.edu
MGMT 405 is an introductory course that focuses on a variety of key topics to understand the fundamentals of management and organization behavior. Since almost all of you will be working in an organization, the more that you understand key factors that increase an organization's effectiveness, the more successful you should be during your career. Although most of you may not be working in a managerial role, you will be working for a variety of managers throughout your career. The more that you understand the world of work from a managerial perspective, the better your working relationship should be with your manager. A working relationship with your manager should enhance your job and career success. For those of you who will be working in a managerial role, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of key factors related to performing effectively as a manager.
The key theme of the course is the challenges that managers and organizations will encounter during the 21st century. Topics include the study of key management functions; namely, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. A variety of important behavioral areas that we focus on include communicating, motivation, and teamwork. Other key topics include ethics and social responsibility, decision making, and human resources.
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1. To understand characteristics of effective organizations and the challenges they will encounter during the 21st century.
2. To understand actions and factors related to effectively performing key managerial functions.
3. To understand a variety of behavioral factors related to effective managerial, organizational, and employee performance.
4. To apply concepts related to managerial, organizational, and employee performance in a variety of settings and situations.
The course materials can only be purchased from SFSU Bookstore. There are no other options.
Course materials are available under MGMT 405: Section 2 ‐ Instructor: Ron Purser.
You will need to ask for the course materials package at the counter on the lower level of the SFSU Bookstore and purchase it during the first three weeks of the semester.
You may also contact the SFSU Bookstore and have the course materials sent to you.
There are no physical books for this course; the electronic textbook is accessed through Aplia.
Each student have their own individual copy of Aplia; you may not use a friend’s copy from a previous semester, should not purchase a used copy or plan on sharing a copy with a another student.
If you do not purchase the course materials in a timely manner you will not be able to complete the assignments by their deadlines. Please plan accordingly.
Aplia (Required): When you purchase the course materials at the SFSU Bookstore, you will receive a cardboard packet that contains the code which gives you access to Aplia. Nothing else comes with the course materials. There are no physical books.
Daft, Management 10th Edition (Required): An electronic version is included and is accessed utilizing Aplia. ...