Study Guide for Mgt 230

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| SyllabusSchool of BusinessMGT/230 Version 1Management Theory and Practice|
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Course Description

This course explores the rich field of management in theory and practice, and as both a science and an art. Students learn to apply management concepts to current workplace issues. Other topics include increasing competitive forces, expectations for successful performance of employees and organizations, and achieving desired business goals.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. (2011). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Functions of Management|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Define the four functions of management. 1.2 Explain how internal and external factors affect the four functions of management. 1.3 Identify the steps in the decision-making process.| | | Readings| Read Ch. 1–3 and Appendix A of Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World.Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation / Discussion Questions| Participate in class discussions. (Main Forum)Respond to two weekly discussion questions.| Days 3, 4| 5| Personal Bio| Post your biography to the Chat Room forum. (150-300 words.) Respond to one another’s biographies.| Day 2| | IndividualDecision-Making Process Paper| Resource: Ch. 3 of Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World Identify a time in your life when you had to make a personal or professional decision such as buying a home, changing jobs, enrolling in school, or relocating to another state or region. Write a 950 to 1150-word paper in which you discuss your decision-making process. Support your ideas with academic research. Include the following in your paper: Describe each step of your process. How similar was your decision-making process to the one described in the text?How might your decision be different if you had used the same steps included in the text? Cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the link. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.NOTE: The paper must include reference to at least 3 scholarly sources properly cited. These could include the course textbook(s), journal articles from the Apollo library assigned for the course, or other independently-researched sources. | Day 7| 10|

Week Two: Planning as a Management Function|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1 2.4 Describe the planning function of management. 2.5 Analyze various factors that influence strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning. 2.6 Analyze the effect that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have on management planning.| | | Readings| Read Ch. 4 & 5 and Appendix B of Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World.Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation / Discussion Questions| Participate in class discussions. (Main Forum)Respond to two weekly discussion questions.| Days 3, 4| 5| Learning Team Instructions| Resource:...
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