Management SeminarMGT 275
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Research, write, and present on various case analysis throughout the semester.
- Research, write, and present a final paper.