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Introduction to Management (Revision 9)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ADMN 232 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: ADM 1002
ADMN 232 translates administrative theory into effective administrative practice by examining what administrators do and how they do it. The course presents theories of administration applicable to the public and private sectors and then reconciles these theories with current practice.
The aim of this course is to give you some tools with which to identify, contemplate, and solve managerial problems. Your tool kit won't be full, but you will have enough tools to carry out some of the more common managerial “repairs.” This course will teach you about management and how it can help you to make things happen, meet the competition, and organize people, projects, and processes.
Section 1: Introduction to Management
- Lesson 1: Management
- Lesson 2: Organizational Environments and Cultures
- Lesson 3: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Section 2: Making Things Happen
- Lesson 4: Planning
- Lesson 5: Decision-making
- Lesson 6: Control
Section 3: Meeting the Competition
- Lesson 7: Organizational Strategy
- Lesson 8: Innovation and Change
- Lesson 9: Organizational Structures and Processes
Section 4: Organizing People, Projects, and Processes
- Lesson 10: Managing Teams
- Lesson 11: Managing Human Resources
- Lesson 12: Motivation and Leadership
To receive credit for ADMN 232, you must achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50 percent) on each examination, and a minimum overall course grade of “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the composite mark is as follows:
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Note: Credit can be earned in this course by passing the challenge for credit.
Williams, C., Kondra, A. Z., & Vibert, C. (2008). Management. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson. ISBN-13: 978-0-17-625260-1
All other course materials will be accessed online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 9, July 14, 2009.
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Updated July 07 2014