Introduction to Management-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS06 10011 LE44 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year All students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Mon.3
Instructor name WANG, Tao (Graduate School of Economics Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of managing business organizations. Students will be exposed to management concepts, models, contexts, and practices. They will learn to apply management theory and research evidence in analyzing critically and solving creatively real-life management problems. They will also learn to make and evaluate managerial decisions while considering cultural and ethical issues in a diverse and internationalized world.
Course Goals After the course, students should be able to
- Understand and explain the main concepts, theories and approaches of management
- Evaluate and analyze concrete management phenomena, dilemmas and decisions
- Reason and apply the knowledge gained to a range of examples and situations
Schedule and Contents The course is taught via a 90-minute-lecture session per week, over a period of fifteen weeks. The following overview of the weekly content is subject to adjustments when needed.

Week 1 - Introduction
Week 2 - History, trend, globalization, and ethics
Week 3 - Personality, attitudes, and work behaviors
Week 4 - Developing mission, vision, and values & Goals and objectives
Week 5 - Strategic management
Week 6 - Organizational structure and change
Week 7 - Organizational culture
Week 8 - Leading people and organizations
Week 9 - Decision making
Week 10 - Communications in organizations
Week 11 - Managing groups and teams
Week 12 - Motivating employees
Week 13 - The essentials of control
Week 14 - Strategic HR system
Week 15 - Feedback session

Total:14 classes, 1 Feedback session
Evaluation Methods and Policy - 20% Class attendance and participation
Speak up and share your experience and thoughts

- 40% Short essay (1000 words)
Due: Week 8 An essay about your personal experience of management phenomena; defining questions and providing solutions

- 40% Long essay (2500 words)
Due: Week 15 An essay connecting concepts in our class with news reports of management phenomena (e.g. a company, an industry, an issue/problem, a scandal etc.); defining questions and providing solutions

Essay instructions:
You should describe the phenomenon, and define questions/puzzles from it and provide some thoughts, analysis and solutions. You need to use some concepts, tools, and frameworks we discussed so far in class to investigate such phenomenon. You should upload your essay into the "Drop box" folder on the left panel of the PandA course page.
Course Requirements The lectures will be delivered in English. Students should have adequate language proficiency to actively participate in the class. Knowledge of management is not a requirement to enroll in this course.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to spend at least 90 minutes outside of class each week on class preparation, readings, and review.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Principles of Management. , Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, and Jeremy Short. (2018)., (Boston, MA: FlatWorld.), ISBN:978-1-4533-9210-2
Related URL https://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog/editions/principles-of-management-4-0
https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/34
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