Understanding of and practice in solving problems facing managers and administrators using concepts and principles from behavioral sciences and other applicable disciplines. The pre-requisite for this course is sophomore-level standing.
General learning outcomes for the course include being able to:
- define the purpose and nature of management;
- differentiate between the dominant perspectives in the field of management;
- correctly describe various management concepts, theories, and models; and
- understand when and where the use of specific concepts, theories, and models is appropriate and correctly apply these
The primary goal of this edition of Exploring Management is to help build core management competencies for today's global and more complex workplace, including issues related to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (POLC) -- with more hands-on type materials such as cases, exercises, and application. Schermerhorn uses a conversational and interactive writing style to master concepts in a bite-size and fundamental approach.
This text presents managerial concepts and theory in a straight-forward, interesting style with a strong emphasis on application. The discussion of theory is framed in a unique, engaging, and concise way. The goal is to promote critical thinking and ability to make sound business decisions using managerial theory. Concepts are explored and reinforced by most hands-on applications, exercises, cases, and the integration of technology. The text also focuses on the most important aspects of the POLC model, emphasizing skill-building.
Content produced by Robert L. Holbrook, Jr.
Printable pages (e.g., topic schedules, syllabi) have been optimized for printing with half-inch margins and no headers or footers. These pages have been carefully screened for inaccuracies, but content may not be consistent with that presented in class. When inconsistencies arise, please feel free to contact Dr. Holbrook or stop by 308 Copeland Hall.