SAMG1215 Principles of Management

Course Description

This course introduces the basic principles of the management process, including the functional, scientific, and behavioral systems approaches. The course explores management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling through the use of current literature, concepts, theories, models, applications, and case studies. The course also focuses on contemporary trends in quality improvement, team building, motivation, and leadership skills. Applications of these functions and trends are examined from both a local and global perspective.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the historical and philosophical origins of management
  • Describe essential management functions, skills and roles
  • Describe organization-staffing models
  • Identify and understand the concepts of strategic, tactical, and operational planning and it's direct relationship to organizational goals
  • Identify personal traits and skills of effective leaders
  • Recognize the importance and sources for developing an organizational vision and mission
  • Identify ethical perspectives and practice outlining processes for making ethical decisions
  • Practice the understanding of the advancing phases of moral development as it applies to ethical decision making in a business context
  • Explore effective use of leadership styles
  • Demonstrate the understanding of situational leadership theories and models
  • Develop an appreciation for corporate social responsibility within small and mid-size organizations
  • Understand the importance of a team environment and its contribution to the success of organizational goals
  • Understand and identify procedures for implementing effective control systems
  • Understand motivation in the workplace and apply motivation concepts to suggest improvements in the workplace
  • Understand and analyze the nature and role of organizational culture within an organization.
  • Apply both local and global perspectives to all models, theories, and concepts


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other