This course emphasizes the foundation of management principles and the integration into modern management theory. The primary functions of managers, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling will be addressed along with demonstrating how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.


Required Resources

Daft, R. (2012). Management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

Supplemental Resources

Note: The following supplemental resources are available in the EBSCOhost database located within the Online Databases and Resources section of Blackboard’s Resource Center.

Deiser, R., & Newton, S. (2013). Six social-media skills every leader needs. Mckinsey Quarterly, 1, 62-75. Retrieved from

Mankins, M., Bird, A., & Root, J. (2013). Making star teams out of star players. Harvard Business Review, 91(1), 74-78. Retrieved from

Minyu, W. (2012). Managing Stakeholders: An integrative perspective on the source of competitive advantage. Asian Social Science, 8(10), 160-172. Retrieved from


  1. Examine the concepts of management related to modern-day work environments.
  2. Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment.
  3. Examine management’s role related to ethics and social responsibility.
  4. Analyze the activities and skills associated with managerial decision-making.
  5. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the organizing function of management.
  6. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the leadership function of management.
  7. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the controlling function of management.
  8. Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  9. Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.


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