NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
BUS 202 - APPLIED MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focuses on management practices and issues. May use case studies and/or management decision models to analyze and develop solutions to management problems. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is designed to provide the student with practical applications for management problems. Current issues in management will be studied and solutions offered by the student. The student will further study, analyze, and evaluate management and apply knowledge of management principles.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Prerequisite is BUS 200 - "Principles of Management". Having completed BUS 200, the student should have a theoretical knowledge of the management functions and the role of the manager in a business enterprise before registering for BUS 202.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. identify, analyze, and solve problems related to the external environment that impact upon management goals and plans
    2. demonstrate an ability to solve organizational planning and strategy problems utilizing appropriate management tools (MBO, decision tress, PERT, forecasting, time series analysis, probability, etc.)
    3. demonstrate competence in individual and group decision-making processes
    4. identify and solve organizational design problems that relate to structural, behavioral, and environmental change issues
    5. solve organizational control problems utilizing financial and information control systems
    6. identify and solve issues pertaining to international management
    7. identify, analyze, and offer solutions to current issues in the management of organizations
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
    1. The application of management principles and concepts to current or simulated management problems
    2. Management tool skills required to solve management problems
    3. Organizational planning and strategy
    4. Organizational development
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    1. Management of change
    2. Management of conflict
    3. Control techniques
    4. International management
    5. Current issues in management
OPTIONAL TOPICS

Career planning