BBA310: Management

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Course Overview

This course examines the fundamental tasks that comprise the manager's job in organizations today. It explores strategies managers utilize in their role: decision-making, planning, organizing, controlling, and innovating. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:

  • Managing people in diverse organizations
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Strategic management and decision-making
  • Managing change and conflict
  • Managing organizational structure, power, and politics

In the course project, Case Analysis Portfolio: Exploring Best Practices for Managers, you will analyze short business cases using the insights from your assigned readings and module themes.  The cases are combined into a portfolio paper that will also include an essay about the best management practices you have learned throughout the course.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Conduct a SWOT analysis for an organization and make recommendations on how the analysis can be used in making informed decisions on planning for the organization's future.
  • Assess a manager's practices and approaches to hiring, managing, motivating, and communicating with employees.
  • Assess a manager's approach to communicating during times of change and helping employees deal with stress as a result of change.
  • Assess a manager's approach to leading and motivating individuals and teams, and make recommendations for helping teams resolve potential conflicts.
  • Assess a manager's approach to decision-making.
  • Assess a manager's approach to managing organizational change.
  • Identify best management practices for application to one's own managerial role.