Theory Adn Practice Administartion

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Spring 2012 SYLLABUS

Course number:MADS 6600 v1
Time:Monday 6 - 8:50Pm

Name:Jim Randall
Office Hours: Before class or by appointment
Office Phone:604-537-7951
E-mail Address

Work is the cornerstone of our existence. It accounts for a significant portion of expended energy - mental, emotional, and physical - and very often extends beyond what we do to who we are. Work imparts meaning, speaks to our values, provides an opportunity for growth, and addresses our social need to interact with others. The patterns of modern day organizations provide a springboard for the many ways in which work is accomplished and generate a wealth of ideas about the dynamics of organizations, systems, people, processes and policies that facilitate or impede the organizational mission. This course is organized around the conversation of the application of theoretical modes of management to private, public and not for profit organizations. The orientation of the course is applied organizational behavior which at its foundation is a quest for a People-Centered Organization guided by ethical conduct. The class will be taught in a seminar format with heavy emphasis on student participation, presentations and observations. The class has at the basis the student’s ability to observe and compare how organizations should operate and if there is variance in real work application.

The premise of this course is that students have some work experience and a basic understanding of organizational systems. With this in mind, the intent of “Theory and Practice of Administration” is to enhance student competencies and augment their existing knowledge in an interactive format. The course is designed to have the student develop an understanding and an appreciation of the importance of the management function from an organizational behavior perspective. Students are expected to interpret information and correlate concepts to their own organization and work experience. More specific course objectives for students are to: • Observe and assess the role of organizational behavior particularly as it relates to culture, values and ethics • Assess individual behavior in organizations

• Describe group and social processes in organizations • Observe and apply 21st century organizational processes

Since MADS 6600 is a core administrative science course, no prior knowledge of management systems is required. It is, however, expected that participants will be familiar with basic information regarding their own organization's administrative and management practices. Students currently working in private, public or not for profit organizations and/or having a supervisory role will possibly have the most benefit.

At the end of this course, students should be able to recognize the application or mis-application of current approaches to organizational management, along with an appreciation of the expectations placed on managers by a 21st century work environment and workforce. More specifically, students should have an enhanced understanding of: • The skills of effective managers

• History of management theory
• Attitudes
• How to engage people in our enterprise
• Values, worker variability and emotional intelligence • Motivation theories, goal setting and leadership
• Formal and informal group development and function
• Team effectiveness and conflict management styles
• Influence, power and politics
• Organizational structure and change
• Organizational culture and managing global diversity

The course will include 13 weeks of study, where one...
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