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Management Courses:

Management courses focuses on the significant organizational, environmental, and human challenges facing today’s managers. Specifically; Modern organizations and their managers are facing tremendous challenges and pressures in dealing with the challenging environment of business. These challenges include: technological growth, shorter product life cycles, the globalization of markets and consumers, increased domestic and global competition, and increased diversity in the workplace. As a result of these challenges, the work of managers has become increasingly more complex and difficult.

The rationale for management courses is to familiarize students with management as a field of study that is dynamic, challenging and a rewarding activity. These courses are based on the premise that effective and innovative management is the key to organizational success. Management courses are intended to provide students with tools, techniques and insights that will enable them to understand and analyze the characteristics of modern organizations, business environments and people in organizational settings. Management courses exposes students, as future managers, to the changing worker values, workers’ needs and changing organizational structures and designs o meet these changes. The courses deal with the critical issues of how managers set and accomplish organizational goals.

Objectives:

  1. Familiarize students with the world of professional management and the complexities of modern management.
  2. Explain how managers and organizations responded to the changed environment.
  3. Examine the skills and interpersonal talents a manager must develop to be effective. This involves various methods of motivation, different leadership styles, nature of work group behavior and the essence of managerial communication.
  4. Identify the contemporary challenges facing management.
  5. Familiarize the students with the tools required to assemble facts, analyze problem situations, evaluate theories and techniques, and implement chosen courses of action.
  6. Introduce the students to the quantitative and non-quantitative aspects of decision making.
  7. Emphasize the need for systematic management in all business organizations.
  8. Provide guidelines, models, concepts and approaches that can be used to achieve effective organizational performance.
  9. Develop analytical skills for evaluating problems in various management settings.
  10. Provide students with opportunities to apply ideas and concepts acquired through management courses by means of class discussions, simulation exercises and case studies.

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