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Management 105

MGNT 105: Management in the Movies

Credit Hours: (3)

This course will focus on fundamental management concepts such as conflict management, structured problem solving, diversity, ethical dilemmas, employee need theory, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, leadership and motivation, and organizational change. A movie or multiple movie segments will be used to introduce and/or reinforce conceptual presentations and readings.


Detailed Description of Course

This course will focus on fundamental management concepts such as conflict management, structured problem solving, diversity, ethical dilemmas, employee need theory, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, leadership and motivation, and organizational change.  A movie or multiple movie segments will be used to introduce and/or reinforce conceptual presentations and readings.  


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course  

This course will be a hybrid course; that is, it will combine face-to-face instruction with computer-based instruction.  Face-to-face classes will focus on introducing the management concepts of the course.  Lecture presentations will be supplemented with movie segments to provide a frame of reference, which will be followed by open discussions, debates, and group learning projects in class.  On-line learning activities will include additional movie viewing segments, cases, and group collaboration projects.  


Student Goals and Objectives of the Course  

Since this is a lower-level course, objectives are primarily limited to the first two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 
• Describe employee needs and how they impact organizations;
• Comprehend alternative strategies of conflict resolution and when they are effective;
• Identify common ethical issues within business organizations;
• Defend their opinions about appropriateness and effectiveness of leadership techniques in different  situations;
• Summarize motivation theories and how people respond to them;
• Demonstrate structured problem solving approaches to new problems; and
• Give examples of the impact of diversity within organizations.


Assessment Measures
 
Students will be assessed on their mastery of knowledge through examinations, group projects, and assigned papers.


Other Course Information
 
Books on management principles are newly written or revised annually.  A principles of management book supplemented by readings assigned by the instructor will provide the written input to the course.  Many movie segments germane to the topics of this class are available online at little or no cost to students.  


Review and Approval

2012