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17.2: Course Contents at a Glance

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    The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

    Module 1: Introduction to Management

    • What Is Management?
    • Primary Functions of Management
    • Types of Managers
    • Management Roles
    • The Advantages of Managing People Well

    Module 2: History of Management

    • Scientific Management
    • Bureaucratic Management
    • Humanistic Management
    • Current Developments in Management Practices

    Module 3: Planning and Mission

    • Mission, Vision, and Values
    • Pros and Cons of Planning
    • The Planning Cycle
    • Types of Plans and Common Planning Tools

    Module 4: Environments and Strategic Management

    • The Role of Strategy in Management
    • Common Frameworks for Evaluating the Business Environment
    • Common Frameworks for Situational Analysis
    • Stages and Types of Strategy
    • How Environment Affects Strategy

    Module 5: Decision Making

    • Barriers to Individual Decision Making
    • Styles of Decision Making
    • Rational Decision Making vs. Other Types of Decision Making
    • Evidence-Based Decision Making
    • Using a Decision Tree
    • Managing Group Decision Making

    Module 6: Organizational Structures

    • The Purpose of Organization
    • Common Organizational Structures
    • Factors Impacting Organizational Design
    • Current Trends in Organization and Job Design

    Module 7: Human Resource Management

    • Purpose of Human Resource Management
    • Laws Affecting Human Resource Practices
    • Recruiting and Selecting Qualified Job Applicants
    • Employee Orientation and Training
    • Employee Development and Performance Evaluations
    • Employee Compensation, Incentive, and Benefits Strategies
    • Employee Separation and Termination
    • Current Trends and Challenges in HR Management

    Module 8: Groups, Teams, and Teamwork

    • Common Group Behaviors
    • Types of Teams
    • Building Effective Teams
    • The Five Stages of Team Development
    • Conflict Within Teams

    Module 9: Culture and Diversity

    • What Is Organizational Culture?
    • Key Dimensions of Organizational Culture
    • Influences on Organizational Culture
    • Cultural Change
    • Employee Diversity

    Module 10: Leadership

    • What Is Leadership?
    • What Makes an Effective Leader?
    • Effective vs. Poor Leadership
    • Situational Theories of Leadership
    • Transformational and Transactional Theories of Leadership

    Module 11: Motivation

    • The Importance of Employee Motivation
    • Needs-Based Theories of Motivation
    • Process-Based Theories of Motivation
    • Job Characteristics that Affect Motivation
    • Goal-Setting Theory
    • Reinforcement Theory
    • Manager’s Role in Motivating Employees

    Module 12: The Individual and the Organization

    • Personal Values and Personality at Work
    • Common Management Biases
    • Attitudes that Affect Job Performance
    • Job Fitness and Performance

    Module 13: Ethics in Business

    • The Need for Ethics in the Workplace
    • US Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
    • Influences on Ethical Choices
    • How Managers Can Encourage Ethical Behavior
    • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Module 14: Communication

    • Communication and Management
    • Typical Communication Flows within an Organization
    • Barriers to Effective Communication
    • Channels of Business Communication

    Module 15: Control

    • What Is Control, and Why Do We Need It?
    • The Control Process
    • Levels and Types of Control
    • The Balanced Scorecard
    • Financial and Nonfinancial Controls

    Module 16: Globalization and Business

    • Current Trends in Global Business
    • Risk Tradeoffs in Global Business
    • The Dimensions of Cultural Difference and Their Effect
    • Global Business Strategies for Responding to Cultural Differences
    • Training Employees for International Assignments

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