Contemporary Management Principles/Practices* [CRN 83305]

Discipline: Management
Instructor: Deif
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 1240
End: 1400
Field Work: Day 2 | November 11, 2019 | Brazil
Prerequisites: One (1) principles of microeconomics course, AND one (1) business writing course. The additional standard CSU prerequisite - one (1) calculus course - has been waived by the instructor. Download Syllabus

This course studies the leadership and management methodologies necessary to be successful and effective in contemporary global organizations. In today’s competitive world, managers are expected to act and lead as global citizens. In this unique voyage experience, with designed field visit, students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast different international management applications.

Topics covered will include; contemporary organizational structure, decision making, managers’ four primary functions, management strategies, culture management and management of organizational knowledge. Also we will engage in discussions about how organizations use management to nurture value, profits, competitive advantage and sustainable business. This will be accomplished through a mix of readings of selected cases, project, and group and individual exercises designed to equip students with the required tools and skills to be an effective manager.

By the end of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to challenge, identify, understand and persuasively advocate managerial decisions which drive the bottom line in real-world settings.


*Note: This class is delivered when lunch is served.

Field Work

Country: Brazil
Day: 2
Date: November 11, 2019

The field study will explore different management practices and models in the biggest emerging diverse economy in Latin America. Through conversations with managers at different industries, students will see examples of the impact of management practices on the growth and success of companies as well as how to face modern business challenges. Students will analyze and present their observations and gathered data according to the management concepts studied in class.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand how management practices apply in diverse business contexts.
2. Analyze the role of communication, collaboration, negotiation and teamwork in business operations.
3. Compare and contrast how effective management practices can help a business grow and sustain.