Spring 2024 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration

MGT 320 Contemporary Management Principles/Practices [CRN 21046]

Overview of Course

The term VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. It has been widely adopted to describe today’s organizational environment since its emergence from military education two decades ago. Managers stand between such an environment and the survival and sustainability of their organizations. This course introduces the principles of organizational behavior and managerial practices, in order to inform and enable students to become more effective in contemporary organizations. Through lectures, exercises and case studies students will survey and grasp concepts, theories, and tools on a number of topics, including management functions and roles, management information, knowledge, skills and competencies, and management decision, communication and performance. The SAS voyage presents a learning environment in which students have the unique opportunity to closely observe, reflect and examine the effects of cross-border, cross-cultural differences on organizational behavior and performance. An enhanced understanding of the management principles and practices is prerequisite for aspiring managers and leaders anywhere in the world.