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McCoy College of Business Administration TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-San Marcos Department of Management MGT 3303 – MCOY 126– Tuesday 6:30-9:20pm Management of Organizations Fall 2010 INSTRUCTOR: Chris Zigrossi E-MAIL: [email protected] TEL: 512.736.1434 OFFICE: MCOY 215 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 5-6:30pm or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION : A study of management functions in modern organizations, the internal and external environmental factors affecting organizational efficiency, and the application of quantitative and behavioral science to management study. COURSE MATERIALS: Softcover: Chuck Williams, MGMT 2 , Cengage/South-Western Publishing Company, 2010, ISBN# 978-0- 324787122 or, Hardcover: Chuck Williams, Management (5 th edition), Thomson/South-Western Publishing Company, 2009, ISBN#978-0-324568400; The Discipline of Market Leaders, Treacy & Wiersma, 1997 (any form of this book will suffice), ISBN#0- 201-40648-9 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. To understand the fundamental processes and functions of management in organizations, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling 2. To compare modern management theories and concepts, as well as the major historical events and contributors to management theory 3. To analyze how ethics and social responsibility impact stakeholders of a firm 4. To identify how planning, strategy and innovation affect decision making in modern organizations 5. To examine the complex interplay of culture, diversity and globalization on managerial activities 6. To comprehend the role of teams and group dynamics within an organizational context 7. To explain how leaders use motivation and communication to guide organizations 8. To learn how the management of information helps an organization maintain control 9. To apply the above concepts to real-world problems and situations 10. To create working solutions to current business management challenges SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BRING INTO THIS COURSE: Ability to read, understand, analyze and synthesize material Ability to use the Internet, online databases and other material sources for research Ability to listen, follow instructions and apply guidelines to specific assignments Ability to be open-minded and intellectually curious Ability to communicate and collaborate with fellow students and faculty Page 1 of 6
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PREREQUISITES : Students must be sophomore or higher to register for this course. Students on academic probation or academic suspension cannot register. COURSE POLICIES: A. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY: The course will be centered on learning Organizational Management principles through reading the assigned text and other relevant materials, conducting case study analysis, class presentations and analyzing current Management situations. Significant course materials will be available through TRACS. Classroom time will be designed to create an “engaged” learning atmosphere. Student Teams will present
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