Randy Hoffman & Lilian Liao

This course provides instruction as to how managers in intermediate positions within organizations should function to assist in the accomplishment of organizational purpose. The course focuses on the major managerial activities of planning, organizing, leading and controlling; considers broader environmental and societal issues; and covers topics such as decision-making, communications, project management and change management.

Theoretical instruction is provided through the textbook and the online multimedia lectures. A readings book affords the opportunity to investigate contemporary issues in management through articles by distinguished experts from a variety of perspectives. The formal content is combined with cases and experiential exercises to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject, and to apply that understanding in practice.