BUS 204 - Management: Theory and Practice
A study of the theories and practices that are used in the organization and management of profit and non-profit business and institutions. Topics will include planning, decision making, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Three class hours.
Prerequisite: BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply traditional management theories to current management case problems.
2. Apply course content about interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution, employee motivation, and team building by working in groups to research and prepare projects, presentations, and other assigned group
3. Analyze information in text cases and examples to compare performance of management functions in organizations to one another and to ideal theoretical models.
4. Evaluate information about companies and organizations to assess their current and future situations using such management tools as SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Strategies Model, Philosophies of Ethical and Social Responsibility, Cost:Benefit Analysis, and Portfolio Analysis.
5. Use the scientific problem solving process to create alternative solutions and new approaches to case problems by using course presented concepts and theories.
Course Offered Fall and Spring