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Introduction to Management (Revision 9)

ADMN 232

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study.**

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None. This course is recommended as a suitable point of entry to the Bachelor of Management and the Bachelor of Commerce degree programs.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

ADMN 232 has a Challenge for Credit option.

Télé-université du Québec equivalency: ADM 1002

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**Note: Students registering in grouped study mode are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.

Overview

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.

Outline

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

Evaluation

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:

Assign 1 Midterm Exam Assign 2 Final Exam Total
15% 35% 15% 35% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Note: The midterm and final examinations for this course must be taken online at an invigilated location. It is your responsibility to ensure a computer with an Internet connection and a current web browser is available for your use at the invigilation centre.

Note: Credit can be earned in this course by passing the challenge for credit.

Course Materials

Textbook

Williams, C., Kondra, A. Z., & Vibert, C. (2008). Management. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Thomson Nelson. ISBN-13: 978-0-17-625260-1

Other Materials

All other course materials will be accessed online.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

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.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the ADMN 232 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on the examination.

Online Exam

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