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SYLLABUS-Fall2010 - The Practice of Management MGMT 210...

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The Practice of Management MGMT 210 Sections 101 and 201 Fall 2010 Instructor : Vivian Armor General Information : - Class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am – 9:45am and 11:30am – 12:45 am - Rooms: See class schedule - Email: [email protected] - Office hours: 10:00 – 11:00 Tuesday and Thursday – Public Policy Bldg – Room 115 (Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship located inside the Shriver Center) Textbook : Required. Management by Richard L. Daft, ninth edition Course Description : This is an introductory course in the study of management as an art, a science and a profession. This semester we will develop a realistic picture of what the manager’s job entails and how it has changed over the years. Course Objectives : - To gain basic understanding of management principles and functions including planning, organizing, leading and controlling - To explore current management challenges in both start up, small and large businesses - To gain understanding of entrepreneurship and its economic impact - To develop an understanding and appreciation of ethics, diversity, globalization, information technology and E-business and their impact on business today - To develop skills in project planning, problem solving, decision making and communication - To gain experience in team problem solving and team dynamics - To develop oral and written communication skills as required in the business community
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Course Requirements: - Reading and comprehension of the text - Three (3) examinations - One (1) team project which will involve interviewing a practicing manager and applying material/information learned during the semester. Findings/insights will be documented in a written report and presented in class. - In class analysis of a business article to identify key management concepts/topics - All homework and written work must be typed. English counts! Spelling, punctuation, word usage, grammar, etc. will be a serious consideration in grading. Attendance : Students are expected to attend all class sessions except in cases of emergency, religious holidays (the observance of which requires restriction of daily activity), or when participating in official college functions (field trips and athletic events). In the case of absence for specific personal reasons, it is the student’s responsibility to confer with the instructor about whether the absence is to be considered excused. When determining whether to consider an absence as excused, the instructor may require evidence as deemed appropriate. Each unexcused absence will result in 2 points deducted from the final score earned. All classes will begin on time! Students arriving more than 5 minutes late will be counted as absent for that session.
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