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Vandra Lee Huber
MGMT 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Management

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.

Class description

The central issues of this course deal with understanding the management of human resources in organizations with a special emphasis on service sector firms such as health care. The class approach includes the study of relevant theories and research, the analysis of case situations and experiential exercises. This approach to learning placed the responsibility on the shoulders of the student. That is, the instructor facilities learning but it's up to the student to get out of the course what he or she needs. Specifically, the course will examine: Specifically, the course will examine: 1.Scanning the Environment -- An Overview of the new work place and work environment 2.Managing Diversity -- Harnessing the uniqueness in individuals to attain corporate objectives in a nondiscriminatory manner. 3.Leading, Deciding & Negotiating -- examining leadership and decision making as they relates to individual, organizational and societal goals 4.Attracting, Motivating and Rewarding health care professional-- motivating, assessing and rewarding performance; 5.Teaming -- Working together to achieve organizational goals

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Combination of lecture, case discussions and experiential exercises.

Recommended preparation

General understanding of business principles. Interest and desire to understanding how to manage work organizations effectively.

Class assignments and grading

To successful complete this course you will be required to complete one group project, a midterm, a final or individual project, homework/reaction papers and the assigned readings and exercises. In addition, attendance and participation will be considered.

Participation/Attendance 10% Organizational Analysis 25% Leadership Brand Project 25% Homework assignments 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Vandra Lee Huber
Date: 03/21/2003