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BUSN 325 Management Theory & Research

This course studies the eight managerial functions (planning, decision making, organizing, staffing, communicating, motivating, leading, and controlling) that are essential in the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational goals and objectives in a changing environment. Five approaches to management will be researched over the course of the semester. Critical components of this course include demonstrating effective communication skills during a series of manager interviews and creating a personal philosophy of management by the student. Special emphasis is placed on applying management theories and/or practices to solve problems in the contemporary business environment. The ultimate purpose of this course is not only to understand the theoretical and actual role of a manger but to also get students to 'think like a manager. Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.