WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Principles of Management · BUS 137
Modular Building, Main Campus
M/W 8-11a.m.; 12:30-2:30p.m.
TTH 8a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
F 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Thomas S. Bateman and Scott A. Snell; McGraw-Hill; 2
Three semester hours
Scantrons Required by Students:
3 - Scantron Form No. 882-E, 100 questions
This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on
planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to
work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.
1. To develop knowledge and selected skills in the major management functions, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing,
2. To develop communicating skills, particularly in organizational settings.
3. To develop decision-making skills, particularly in participative settings.
4. To develop knowledge and skills in team building and maintenance.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to.
1. Demonstrate their knowledge of the roles and purposes of management, and to identify similarities and differences in
2. Demonstrate their knowledge of the environments in which management must plan and make decisions.
3. Demonstrate their knowledge of managerial planning, including strategic, tactical, operations, and contingency planning.
4. Demonstrate their knowledge of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures as they relate to organizations.
5. Demonstrate their knowledge of managerial organizing, including organization types and trends.
6. Demonstrate introductory knowledge of staffing, including human resource planning, selection, and appraisal.
7. Demonstrate their knowledge of managerial directing, including leadership and motivation.
8. Demonstrate their knowledge of managerial controlling, including project management tools such as creating a Gant Chart.
9. Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in organizational communicating, especially how to improve outcomes and avoid
10. Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in team building and contributing in a course project.
11. Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in decision-making to achieve organizational goals.