Management 221

MGNT 221: Fundamentals of Management

This course is designed to provide non-business majors with basic management skills which can be used to increase their effectiveness as managers in a wide variety of professions

Credit Hours: (3)

Note: Not open to junior or senior level business majors.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

Outline of Major Topics

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT, to include management history, management environment, and managerial ethics (including social issues in management) PLANNING, to include goal setting, strategy formulation, decision making, and management science aids ORGANIZING, including: work and job design; group dynamics; innovation and change; strategy and structure, team building STAFFING, to include recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation management, and performance evaluation (appraisal) LEADING, to include leadership styles, motivation, power, conflict, political processes, negotiating, employee empowerment, communication, and organizational culture CONTROLLING, to include control systems, information systems, operations and service management, problem solving, and quality/productivity consideration.

OTHER MANAGEMENT ISSUES, to include international (global) issues, entrepreneurship, and career management


Detailed Description of Conduct of the Course

Primarily a lecture-type course, Fundamentals of Management may also include student presentations, research projects, written assignments, analysis of critical incidents, outside reading assignments, guest lecturers, analysis of articles in contemporary magazines and journals, and video tape presentations.  The order of topics will be determined by each instructor.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Apply communicative, human, technical, and conceptual skills related to the management function.

2. Apply management theories to contemporary business problems and practices.

3. Evaluate and resolve ethical problems in today's business environment.

4. Understand and appreciate the increasingly prevalent role of international dimensions in the field of management.


Assessment Measures

Assessment of the student's success in the course is based on the grades for hourly examinations, the final examination, and possible term projects and quizzes. Some instructors may include oral class participation in their assessment.


Other Course Information

Computer-based applications/simulations may be used as a teaching tool where appropriate to enhance the learning process.


Review and Approval


09-20-01 Reviewed and Melvin R. Mattson, Chair Curriculum Committee