Jill M Purdy
T BUS 300
Examines the profession of management and nature of organizations. Focuses on the key managerial functions and organizational processes needed to plan, organize, lead and control contemporary organizations. Activities provide opportunities to improve communication, strategic planning, teamwork, social responsibility, ethical decision making, and professional capacities. Prerequisite: either T CORE 101, TWRT 112, or ENGL 131.
The purpose of this course is to enrich your understanding of the complexity of today's business environment and enhance your managerial skills. Successful organizations assemble the knowledge, skills and talents of individuals and groups into combinations that best serve their goals. Managers make this happen by identifying the right goals, people, resources, information, and processes. They often work in situations made difficult by conflict, lack of resources, and time pressure. By gaining a rich understanding of management, you will be better prepared to meet the challenges you’ll face as a manager, employee and/or volunteer.
Student learning goals
Interpret economic, social, and cultural forces so you can plan strategically for the future
Understand and anticipate the behavior of individuals and groups in organizational settings
Make better decisions and communication effectively to diverse people
Design teams in a way that improves their performance
Lead and motivate others
Recognize ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities
General method of instruction
Class time will be used for lectures, discussion, exercises, and teamwork. These activities build and refine skills that are vital to your future success, including communication, logic, critical thinking, argumentation, negotiation, compromise, leadership and teamwork. Class discussions will be based upon your knowledge of the textbook, other assigned readings, cases, exercises, and current business events.
Class assignments and grading
Graded assignments include a midterm, a final exam, team paper, and class contribution