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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 330
Course Title: Principles of Management
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Survey of principles of management. Familiarity with the history and evolution of the field and with modern principles and their application. Prerequisites: MGMT 150, junior standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): MGMT 150, junior standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Fundamentals of Management
By Robbins, Decenzio, and Coulter (Prentice Hall)
By Griffin, Ricky W. (Houghton Mifflin)
By Dessler, Gary (Prentice Hall)
Contemporary Management
By Jones, Careth and George (McGraw-Hill)
Management: the New Competitive Landscape
By Bateman, Thomas S., & Snell, Scott A. (Irwin-McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To gain a basic understanding of management principles.
  • To become aware of concepts for managing people.
  • To develop multiple approaches for resolution of managerial challenges.
  • To enhance communication skills from written and oral presentations.
    Measurable Learning
  • Describe and explain the functions of management and the skills needed to become an effective manager.
  • Explain the environmental forces that influence organization strategy.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of group decision making.
  • Explain the elements of the strategic management process.
  • Explain the options for dealing with ethical issues.
  • Identify the strategy organizations use to compete globally.
  • Differentiate between intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial activities.
  • Evaluate opportunities for becoming a responsive organization.
  • Explain how firms use human resources to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Explain how an organization can take steps to cultivate diversity.
  • Explain the behaviors characteristic of leaders of organizations.
  • Explain the causes and consequences of a satisfied workforce
  • Describe how to design a managerial control system.
    Topical Outline:

    • Foundations of management • Planning and strategy • Organizing and staffing • Leading and motivating • Control and change

    Culminating Experience Statement:

    Material from this course may be tested on the Major Field Test (MFT) administered during the Culminating Experience course for the degree. 
    During this course the ETS Proficiency Profile may be administered.  This 40-minute standardized test measures learning in general education courses.  The results of the tests are used by faculty to improve the general education curriculum at the College.


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

    Library Resources:

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    Prepared by: Ken Middleton Date: May 10, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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