Spring 2023

MGT 320 Contemporary Management Principles/Practices [CRN 21046]

Overview of Course

The purpose of this course is to grow and develop understanding of diverse management systems in the world.

“Management” is the term used to describe how people in positions of power, authority, and ownership act in order to coordinate the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives.

Historically, the practice of modern management originates from the 16th century, based upon a study of low-efficiency and failures of certain enterprises, conducted by the English statesman Sir Thomas More (1478-1535).

Today, the concept of Management consists of the interlocking functions of creating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing an organization’s resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy.

And today, the idea of Management and a Manager are globally as diverse as there are countries, companies, cultures, technology and people.

This course seeks to explore this question, “What is Management and who are Managers in 2023 and beyond?”