This course introduces the concepts and complexities of the contemporary business environment with an emphasis on competitiveness, quality, and the main functional areas of management: Planning, Organizing, Controlling, and Leadership. The course recognizes the global context within which managerial decisions are made. Topics include: origins of management, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, organizational structure, strategy, operations management, international business, social and ethical issues. Instruction will be provided for effective presentations and library research skills. A globally oriented management simulation may be used. (Formerly MGT 200)
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.