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Management Seminar

MGT 275

Management Seminar

MGT 275

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENG 111 (or OAT 151) either with a minimum grade of "C", MGT 110, MGT 153W, and MGT 245.

Enhances and integrates topics introduced in the Management Program courses. Includes discussion of a variety of significant issues related to management, decision-making, teamwork, conflict, sustainability, and organizational leadership in today's dynamic, customer-driven, global economy. Focuses on the variety of management models and leadership styles. Uses peer-teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts, and includes research and case studies in a seminar format. Culminates the management associate degree program. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Perform effectively in teams as leader and member.

Objectives:

  • Identify team building blocks, purpose, effectiveness needs and potential constraints.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with uncooperative team members.
  • Learn to assess team effectiveness, convert groups into effective teams, and lead high-performance teams.

Analyze appropriate leadership styles for specific situations.

Objectives:

  • Complete an assessment instrument (such as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)) that contributes to students' understanding of their current management and/or leadership behavior.
  • Identify classical, behavioral, and modern management models and discuss what can be learned from each set of theories.
  • Discuss effective, influential and responsible leadership.
  • Identify leadership theories, models, and styles and discuss effectiveness based on various situation scenarios.

Use decision-making methods from the leader/manager perspective.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the anatomy of decisions and use of heuristics in decision-making.
  • Identify common biases and limitations caused by bounded awareness.
  • Discuss the motivational and emotional influences on decision-making.
  • Discuss fairness and ethics in decision-making.
  • Practice making rational decisions in negotiations.
  • Identify tools for improving decision-making.

Use the concept of Emotional Intelligence to practice quality management and leadership skills.

Objectives:

  • Define emotional intelligence as an important human skill and complete an emotional intelligence inventory.
  • Use the results of the inventory to identify areas for improvement.
  • Practice emotional intelligence in decision-making and negotiation.

Demonstrate knowledge of how management decisions affect sustainability.

Objectives:

  • Identify reasons for managing and leading a sustainable organization.
  • Research sustainable practices and discuss opportunities within various industries.

Use communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of management and leadership.

Objectives:

  • Research, write, and present on various case analysis throughout the semester.
  • Research, write, and present a final paper.