Contemporary Management Principles/Practices [CRN 17852]

Discipline: Management
Instructor: Russ
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1540
End: 1700
Field Work: Day 1 | March 30, 2020 | Ghana
Prerequisites: One (1) principles of microeconomics course, AND one (1) business writing course, AND one (1) calculus course Download Syllabus

This introductory course will survey contemporary management themes ensuing from continuous technological developments, globalization, cultural evolutions and demographic changes in the context of a knowledge-driven global economy. The course will feature a number of theories, concepts, and frameworks discussing individual behavior in organizational settings at the individual, team, organizational and intra-organizational levels of analysis.

Topics that will be covered in this class include (but are not limited to) are: four managerial primary functions, individual decision making, resolving ethical dilemmas and conflicts, stress and culture management, organizational strategy, structure and knowledge management.

This course will help the student understand and practice the skills needed to be an effective and efficient leader and manager. This will be accomplished by introducing the student to the theory and practice of management as it has evolved over the last century, by acquiring the lexicon needed by managers in the early 21st century, and by practicing them in class individually and in teams utilizing case studies, field visits, exercises, directed readings, presentations and examinations. The unique setting of this voyage will allow us to do that in a multi-cultural context improving your communication and decision making skills in an international, culturally and ethically complex context. Finally, the student will also learn and practice the use of mind maps. Mind mapping is a graphical tool that allows the student to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structure information, helping the student to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate ideas. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and imaginative, it engages the brain in a much deeper way.

Field Work

Country: Ghana
Day: 1
Date: March 30, 2020