BU-260 Fundamentals of Management

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course number and title: BU260 Fundamentals of Management

 

Campus:   National

Initiator: Cindy M. Edwin

Date Initiated

April 10, 2019

Course description

 

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the basic functions of management. Students will be equipped to prepare planning, organizing, leading, and controlling activities effectively and efficiently to achieve organizational objectives. 

 

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of    Weeks

 

Total Hours 

 

Semester Credits

 

Lecture

 

3

x

16

x

48

=

3

 

Laboratory 

 

 

x

 

x

 

=

 

 

Workshop 

 

 

x

 

x

 

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total    Semester 

 

Credits

 

 

            3















PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[X] Degree requirement

[   ] Degree elective

[   ] Certificate

[   ] Other

PREREQUISITES:

BU101 Introduction to Business

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

 

PSLO#

                             Program

N/A

 

 

1)  INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES(Check all that apply)

 

[     ]

1.  Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

[X ]

2.  Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[X ]

3.  Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[     ]

4.  Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[     ]

5.  Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[     ]

6.  Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7.  Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

[     ]

8.  Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

 

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of each of the functional areas of business - accounting, management, marketing, economics, and finance- by emphasizing their importance in an organization and describing their interrelationships in the organization’s attempt to achieve its objectives;

 

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in the use of cost and managerial concepts and techniques as management tools for planning, controlling, evaluating performance and making decisions;

 

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in business mathematics and elementary statistics by accurately performing common business computations, statistical data presentation and analysi
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in intercultural writing and speaking appropriate for business; and
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal environment and ethical challenges confronting business in general and in the FSM, from both local and global perspectives.

 

 

3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of management and its history.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the functions of management, to include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  3. Prepare written reports outlining various management functional activities of an original business.

 

 

 

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

 





CSLO (General) 1: Demonstrate a basic understanding of management and its history.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

  1.  Define management and explain the history of management.

7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 1.1 by completing a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2. Explain scientific management, its major influencers and their contributions to the field of management. 

7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 1.2 by a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

3. Explain how an organizational culture is created and how it can help a company succeed.

7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 1.3 by a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

4.  Define ethics and corporate social responsibility and describe what influences ethical decision making.

7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 1.4 by completing a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

5. Explain responsibilities of socially responsible organizations and to whom they report.

7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 1.5 by completing a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

CSLO (General) 2: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the functions of management, to include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1  Discuss the benefits and pitfalls of  

      planning and the steps and limits to   

       rational decision making.

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.1 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.2  Describe each step of the planning  

       process, including the development 

       of S.M.A.R.T. goals, effective 

       action plans, and tracking progress 

       toward goal achievement as a part  

       of strategic planning. 

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.2 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

2.3 Describe the steps involved in the 

      strategy-making process and the 

      different kinds of corporate-level, 

      industry-level, and firm-level 

      strategies as a function of planning.

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.3 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

2.4 Explain the components of 

      sustainable competitive advantage 

      and why it is important in the 

      function of planning.

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.4 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.5 Describe the departmentalization 

      approach to organizational structure 

      as a function of organizing.

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.6 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.6 Define authority and explain the 

      dimensions of organizational 

      authority as a function of 

      organizing.

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.7 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.7 Explain how different employment 

      laws affect human resource 

      management to form a qualified 

      workforce as a function of 

      organizing.

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.8 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

2.8 Explain how companies find, select, and keep qualified personnel and manage diversity in the workplace as a function of organizing.

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.9 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.9 Explain what leadership is, 

        including traits and behaviors of 

        effective leaders as a function of 

        leading.

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.12 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

2.10 Define control, describe the 

        basic control process, and discuss the various methods that managers can use to maintain control within the organization

 

2,3,7

1

Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of CSLO 2.14 with the use of a video case in conjunction with a written assignment graded with a rubric.

 

CSLO (General) 3: Prepare a written report outlining management functional activities of an original business.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Prepare a corporate social 

      responsibility statement including   

      all areas of responsibility.

2,7

1

In a group setting, student will prepare a corporate social responsibility statement for an original business, graded with a rubric. 

 

3.2 Prepare an organizational structure 

      diagram using the 

      departmentalization approach. 

2,7

1

In a group setting, student will prepare an organizational structure diagram for an original business, graded with a rubric. 

 

3.3 Prepare a strategic plan that 

      includes S.M.A.R.T goals.

 

2*,7

1

In a group setting, student will prepare a strategic plan for an original business, graded with a rubric. 

 

3.4 Prepare a written organizational 

      strategy, including a SWOT 

      Analysis and Corporate-Level strategies.

 

2,7

1

In a group setting, student will prepare a written organizational strategy for an original business, graded with a rubric. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

 

  • Management and its History
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organizational Authority
  • Job Design
  • Employment Legislation
  • Diversity
  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Control Process

 

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

 

[X] Lecture                             [X] Cooperative learning groups

[   ] Laboratory                        [X] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual                     [   ] Demonstrations

[X] Other –Learning Management System

 

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

 

Williams, C. (2019). MGMT. (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, Inc. (or most recent edition). 

 

Required material: Laptop or Smartphone with internet access.

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  • Video Cases
  • FSM Code Title 51 Labor

 

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

10) EVALUATION:

The summative evaluation will be based on examinations, authentic evaluations, and a final project. A grade of C or better is required to pass this course.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None


BU 260 Fundamentals of Management Recommended by CC: 3/10/2020

Approved by VPIA: 3/12/2020


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