CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA
Syllabus for MHR 301-6 Principles of Management
By Dr. Lianlian Lin for Spring Quarter 2011 (3/28-6/3, final M/6/6), Class # 30108
Class Time and Location:
MW 2:00-3:50 pm, in Bldg. 15, Room 1807, Class limit: 117
Bldg. 94, Room 283
3801 W. Temple Avenue, MHR Dept., Cal Poly University, CA 91768
MW 4-6 pm and F3-4 pm.
Graduate TA: Karampreetkaur Grover
M 4-5:30pm, Tue. 11am-12:30pm; W 4-5pm
Student Drop Box:
located in Bldg. 6, on the first floor, outside the Room 105.
You must write
down “Dr. Lin, MHR” on the top of the document that you want to drop off for me.
will stamp date and time on it but it is not responsible for delay or lost material.
date and time count as the turn-in time.
When you drop something for me in the box, you need
to inform TA and me immediately by email so that we can get it as soon as possible.
COURSE DESCRIPTION IN THE CATALOG
Survey of the history of management and review of significant management literature.
Applications of management theories to practical problems in planning, organizing, and
controlling business activity.
MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES
To thoroughly understand the fundamental concepts and principles of management from
historical development to latest trends, and from theoretical aspects to practical application of the
management process, including managerial roles, skills, and functions, and organizational
interaction with the external environment, which will be measured through class discussion,
participation, quizzes and exams.
To sharpen your skills and competencies, including critical thinking and analytical skills,
and problem solving ability, communication and interpersonal skills by doing group project,
exercises, and case studies or presentations, which requires students to cite most recent sources,
identify and analyze managerial issues in real organizations, and make recommendations.
To help shape your values and mentality by emphasizing a variety of perspectives in the
course, including ethicalness, diversity, globalization, and information technology, and by giving