MGMT 0221

Fundamentals of Management


 

 

 

Mark Naidorf

MGMT 0221  
Wilson 410

Telephone: 413-536-8888 

E-mail: Mnaidorf@wisdom.wsc.ma.edu

Homepage: Mark.wsc.ma.edu

Office Hours: MWF  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM and by appointment

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TEXTBOOK:  Fundamentals of Management

Prentice Hall Third Edition

Stephen Robins and David DeConzo

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

MGT 202 introduces the fundamentals of management as they apply in businesses and other organizations. The course will examine the various roles, responsibilities, and skills essential to managerial success. Special emphasis will be given to the vocabulary and concepts of management as applied in a dynamic environment of workforce diversity, a global economy, and concern for ethics and social responsibility. 

The course involves both an in-depth examination of management concepts and an exploration of their practical applications through a variety of optional projects

Participants should find the experience helpful in preparing them to work effectively as managers and as members of work groups or teams managed by others. This course is a useful point of departure for continued life-long learning about management and behavior in organizations. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

MANAGEMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

  • To gain an understanding of the complex nature of managerial work, and its personal and professional development implications. 
  • To become more aware of the challenges of managing successfully in an environment of workforce diversity, the global economy, ethical behavior, and corporate social responsibility. 
  • To gain an understanding of quality and competitive advantage as key imperatives of effective management. 

PLANNING AND CONTROLLING 

  • To become familiar with the steps in the management planning and control processes. 
  • To gain an understanding of strategy formulation and strategy implementation as managerial responsibilities. 
  • To become familiar with strategic planning models used by managers. 
  • To gain an understanding of how managerial control systems operate in organizations. 

ORGANIZING 

  • To become familiar with alternative organizational structures and their potential applications. 
  • To gain an understanding of organizational culture and its benefits to organizations and their members 
  • To become familiar with alternative approaches to job design, including alternative ways of scheduling work. 
  • To understand the challenges of attracting, developing, and maintaining a high quality workforce. 

LEADING 

  • To appreciate the importance of leadership as a basic managerial responsibility. 
  • To gain an understanding of alternative leadership theories and their personal and professional development implications. 
  • To become familiar with the communication process in management, and better understand its personal and professional development implications. 
  • To gain an understanding of alternative theories of motivation to work and their day-to-day management implications. 
  • To gain an understanding of the roles of groups in organizations, with special attention to teamwork and employee involvement. 

 

 

COURSE POLICIES:

Attendance Attendance at all lectures is expected. Students who miss more than 3 meetings can expect a reduction in their grade.  Excessive absences will detract from your ability to achieve a high grade in this course

Grading and Examinations All examinations are required. Examinations will be taken in the Wilson computer lab W129 Only. Students are expected to arrange their schedule to meet the requirements of the tests.