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Management (MGMT)

MGMT 001S Business Leadership (3) The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of business management and leadership.

MGMT 001S Business Leadership (3)
(FYS)

MGMT 001S aims to introduce students to the academic discipline of management through the study of leadership and management principles and practices. The course is intended for First Year students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business Administration and other First Year students as recommended by their advisor.

The course will cover a variety of concepts pertinent to leadership and management. We will begin by focusing on Leadership Theory and the practical manifestation of leadership in business and society. We will discuss how different leadership styles have appropriate application, and attempt to identify current leadership practices. We will also trace the evolution of management theory in this century, and distinguish between facts and fads in management. The class will then investigate the current business/industrial trend toward "Teams" and group problem solving, and will participate in experiential team-building exercises.

The course format will consist of lectures, outside reading, small-group discussion, class discussion and projects, and experiential exercises. Students will be, required to use multiple University resources, including the libraries, the computer center, class list-serve and e-mail, the internet, and the CDPC. Projects will include investigation of various disciplines within the broad area of business as exemplified by the variety of majors and options in the Smeal College of Business Administration.

The term grade for this course will be determined by a weighted average of essay exams, written assignments, and class participation. The weights are as follows: mid-term 35%, writing assignments 15%, participation 15%, and final exam 35%.

This course is also intended to fulfill the First Year Seminar requirement for students in the Smeal College of Business Administration. The course will accomplish this goal by conforming to the Criteria for First Year Seminars as spelled out in the Faculty Senate Legislation of 1998.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2000

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

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