Bus 315 – Principles Of Management

Wesleyan College

Dr. Glenna Meyer, Professor

Office: B-22 Tate Hall
Phone: 757-5182
Fax: 757-5183

Office Hours

Tues. & Thurs. 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Wed. 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
**I will gladly arrange additional office hours by appointment at your convenience.

Course Description: Principles of Management examines the principal functional areas of management-planning, organizing, directing, and controlling as well as environmental, legal, economic, ethical, statistical, international, and career issues.

Required Textbooks: Managing NOW!, Dessler and Phillips, 2008, Houghton Mifflin.

Topics Covered:

  1. The Environment of Managing Now
    Managing and the Evolution of Management
    Ethical and Social Issues
    Managing in a Global Environment
    Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  2. Information and Decision Making Now
    Information and Knowledge Management
    Decision Making Now
  3. Planning and Controlling Now
    Planning and Strategic Management
    Managing Operations and Supply Chains
  4. Organizing Now
    Designing and Changing Organizations
    Human Resource Management
  5. Leading Now
    Motivating Employees
    Improving Communication
    Building Teamwork, Community, and Culture
    Managing Trust and Collaboration

Goal: The general objective of this course is to understand the basic concepts, theories, and research in management and to apply them to practical management problems.

Specific Objectives: At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

Library Assignments:

From time to time throughout the semester, you will find a trip to the library necessary and helpful in the completion of case studies and homework. Standard reference materials you may find helpful are as follows (all available in Willet Memorial Library, Wesleyan College, unless otherwise indicated):