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B A 304 Management and Organization (2) Introduction to key concepts for the design and management of organizations.

B A 304 Management and Organization (3)

This course is an introduction to management focusing on concepts that will help students understand the behavior of employees, teams, and organizations, and apply these concepts to their own careers. The course will initially use basic social science principles to examine how managers can motivate and coordinate activities among individuals and teams within an organization, using principles of personality, ability, values, attitudes, motivation, power, persuasion, leadership, team dynamics, and organizational culture and structure. Then, the course will shift to how whole organizations interact with their external environments. Students will learn to assess company, competitor and industry performance and use this analysis to set goals, plan firm strategies, and implement them.
B A 304 is an introduction and overview course that a body of knowledge that exists concerning the management of modern organizations. Management is critical to business success no matter the industry, the field or the arena. Seven key functions for any manager will be covered – organizational structure, operations, staffing, recruitment, leadership, culture (including ethics) and planning.
One key take away for B A 304 is the difference between leadership and management. What do these words mean to you? In recent years we have focused on leadership as the preferred ability to strive for with management skill losing favor. In general it has been said that leaders focus on "doing the right things" and managers focus on "doing things right". This will be a theme for review and discussion throughout the course as each subject area is covered.

A student may not receive credit towards graduation for both B A 304 and MGMT 100 or MGMT 100W. Furthermore, a student may not receive credit towards graduation for both B A 304 and MGMT 301 or MGMT 301W.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ECON 104;MIS 204 orIST 110;SCM 200 orSTAT 200

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.