Introduction to Management (Revision 10)
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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: History of Management
- Lesson 3: Global Management
- Lesson 4: Organizational Environments and Cultures
- Lesson 5: Ethics and Social Responsibility
Section 2: Making Things Happen
- Lesson 6: Planning and Decision Making
- Lesson 7: Control
Section 3: Meeting the Competition
- Lesson 8: Organizational Strategy
- Lesson 9: Innovation and Change
- Lesson 10: Designing Adaptive Organizations
Section 4: Organizing People, Projects, and Processes
- Lesson 11: Leading Teams
- Lesson 12: Managing Human Resource Systems
- Lesson 13: Managing Individuals and a Diverse Workforce
- Lesson 14: Motivation
- Lesson 15: Leadership
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., Champion, T., & Hall, I. (2015). MGMT (2nd Canadian ed.). Toronto: Nelson. ISBN 978-0-17-666224-0
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other course materials will be available 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 10, August 13, 2015.
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Updated January 17 2018 by Student & Academic Services