BUS 3602


A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the dynamics involved in managing modern organizations. The history of management and its impact on the modern manager will be explored. The functions and elements of management will be examined.


  1. Apply the six stages of decision-making to a business situation.
  2. Explain elements of strategic planning, conduct SWOT analysis, and make strategic decisions.
  3. Evaluate the need for change and recommend change for a business situation.
  4. Compare and contrast organizational structures and mechanisms for coordination, and design a structure.
  5. Explain and apply criteria for selection, pay, development, and appraisal of employees; and explain labor relations.
  6. Describe the diversity of the American workforce and recommend ways to manage the diverse workforce.
  7. Recommend ways to motivate employees applying an understanding of human behavior and leadership theories and styles.
  8. Describe and apply ways to build effective teams and resolve conflict.
  9. Describe and apply effective communication strategies.
  10. Compare and contrast types and methods of managerial control.
  11. Identify ethical issues in business situations and apply ethics to make decisions.
  12. Explain the importance of information and information security.
  13. Explain the opportunities and challenges of globalization.
  14. Evaluate the need for technology and recommend a decision.




Contemporary management (Rev: 5 )

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin (2008)
Author: Jones, G. R., & George, J. M.
ISBN: 9780077262143
Price: $104.00

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