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|[pic] |MGT230 Syllabus | | |School of Business | | |MGT/230 Version 1 | | |Management 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
Students 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.

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Detailed Schedule of Course Assignments
• Weekly summaries are required for each week, and also count toward the participation requirement. • All substantive discussion question responses count toward the participation requirement. • After W1, only posts in the Main classroom will count toward class participation; during W1, posts to the Chatroom will also count toward participation. • To receive full participation credit you must post two substantive messages each day on four days out of seven during each online week. • Initial Discussion Question (DQ) responses must be at least 200 words long; additional responses after your initial responses do not have a length requirement.

WEEK ONE: FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT

W1 begins on Tuesday

Objectives
1. Define the four functions of management.
2. Explain how internal and external factors affect the four functions of management. 3. Identify the steps in the decision-making process.

Readings
Read Chapter 1–3 and Appendix A of Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
W1 Participation
To receive full credit for class participation you must participate in on-going class discussions four days out of seven each week, with at least two substantive posts on each of those four days. You must participate in these discussions in both quantity and quality. DQs, On-going Discussion (additional responses to the DQs), and Weekly Summaries all count toward the participation requirement.

Personal Biography: Due W1D4 (Friday)
Post your personal biography in the Chat Room. Your biography should be posted as a message (not a file attachment) – no specific format is required. Consider sharing with your classmates where you live, your work, any family info you care to share, career goals, hobbies, interests, et cetera. Please post a brief response to each biography posted.

Discussion Questions
Respond to weekly discussion questions: Two per week in each of the five weeks. Initial DQ responses must meet or exceed the minimum 200-word...
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