Apr 16, 2024  

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MGT 275 - Management Seminar

Credits: 3
Enhances and integrates topics introduced in the Management Program courses. Includes discussion of a variety of significant issues related to management, decision-making, teamwork, conflict, sustainability, and organizational leadership in today's dynamic, customer-driven, global economy. Focuses on the variety of management models and leadership styles. Uses peer-teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts, and includes research and case studies in a seminar format. Culminates the management associate degree program.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111  or OAT 151  either with a minimum grade of “C”, MGT 110 , MTH 153 , and MGT 245  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Perform effectively in teams as leader and member.
    1. Identify team building blocks, purpose, effectiveness needs and potential constraints.
    2. Identify strategies for dealing with uncooperative team members.
    3. Learn to assess team effectiveness, convert groups into effective teams, and lead high-performance teams.
  2. Analyze appropriate leadership styles for specific situations.
    1. Complete an assessment instrument (such as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)) that contributes to students’ understanding of their current management and/or leadership behavior.
    2. Identify classical, behavioral, and modern management models and discuss what can be learned from each set of theories.
    3. Discuss effective, influential and responsible leadership.
    4. Identify leadership theories, models, and styles and discuss effectiveness based on various situation scenarios.
  3. Use decision-making methods from the leader/manager perspective.
    1. Discuss the anatomy of decisions and use of heuristics in decision-making.
    2. Identify common biases and limitations caused by bounded awareness.
    3. Discuss the motivational and emotional influences on decision-making.
    4. Discuss fairness and ethics in decision-making.
    5. Practice making rational decisions in negotiations.
    6. Identify tools for improving decision-making.
  4. Use the concept of Emotional Intelligence to practice quality management and leadership skills.
    1. Define emotional intelligence as an important human skill and complete an emotional intelligence inventory.
    2. Use the results of the inventory to identify areas for improvement.
    3. Practice emotional intelligence in decision-making and negotiation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of how management decisions affect sustainability.
    1. Identify reasons for managing and leading a sustainable organization.
    2. Research sustainable practices and discuss opportunities within various industries.
  6. Use communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of management and leadership.
    1. Research, write, and present on various case analysis throughout the semester.
    2. Research, write, and present a final paper.

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