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Management 210: Process and Functions of Mgmt
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Management 200 English 3 45 Management 110 (Multicultural Studies) or equivalent

This course is a basic introduction to managment, both in its theoretical components and its practice. This course examines basic management philosophy from a variety of perspectives.

Upon completion of this course, the student will have developed a basic understanding of the broad concepts that make up the field of management. The emphasis is on the essential functions that are necessary for the successful manager of the 1990s. Special emphasis will be placed on planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The student will also understand the role of the organization and its management in society and the external environment of the firm.

The course is developed through class discussions and case studies. Students are expected to thoroughly read text materials and participate in class discussion. Will be covered in class :

- Introduction : What is management & why is it important ?
- Managers & their environments
- Social & ethical responsibility
- Management Decision Making
- The Planning Function
- Strategic management
- Change Management & Innovation
- Motivation ; Leadership
- Communication ; Group Dynamics & Teams
- Conflict Management
- Controlling Function, TQM
- Cross-Cultural & International Management

Management, Robbins & Coulter, Prentice Hall International, 8th Edition, 2006

The final grade will be made up of a class participation (10%), case studies (25%), a mid-term test (30%) and the final examination (35%).

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