This course is a comprehensive overview of the principles of management. It is designed to provide the student with a basic knowledge of the history, vocabulary, and concepts of the field. The primary focus is on the discipline within the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course covers basic information on managerial skills and the environment. Students will be exposed to a variety of tools that assist management in performing his/her jobs. (3 credits)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Discuss and apply the planning, organizing and control processes.
- Describe the elements of effective management.
- Analyze managerial situations.
- Integrate managerial concepts into written reports.
- Demonstrate managerial skills in individual written activities.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-7)
Written Assignments (Weeks 1-7)
Tests (Weeks 3, 5 & 7)
Final Project (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Williams, Chuck. Management. 7th ed. Mason, OH: Thomson Publishing, 2013. ISBN-10: 1-111-96981-7 or ISBN-13: 978-1-111-96981-3
Note: Textbook includes free access to Student Companion site
Additional Required Materials
(Not Available Through Book Vendor)
- Video: The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Produced by Twentieth Century Fox
These films can be rented from video sources (Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, etc. or borrowed from your local library.)
- Microsoft Power Point
- Hacker, D. A Writer's Reference. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781457666766
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Overview and History of Management
Topics: Organizational Strategy, Innovation and Change
Topics: Ethics, Culture and Decision Making
Topic: Managing Human Resources, Diversity and Global Management
Topic: Motivation and Leadership
Topic: Communication and Managing Information
Topic: Control and Operations Management
Topic: Course Wrap Up
(Final Project- Learning Recaptured)
There are 2 parts to the final project-Learning Recaptured
Part A-Written summary of strengths and developmental areas (2-3 pages)
Based on the assessments that have been completed throughout the term, each student should write a paper that summarizes his her strengths and developmental areas. This paper should also include how he/she plans to address the developmental areas.
Part B-Highlights from MGT 101 (power point presentation)
Students will prepare a brief power point presentation (4-7 slides) that highlights their key learnings in the course. [For those who are not familiar with power point, you may substitute an MS word essay (1-2 pages)] This presentation should identify and briefly describe theoretical concepts and/or terms that were particularly meaningful. Students should also include how those concepts/terms apply to their current or future experience (workplace and/or personal). This part of the assignment is meant to be reflective of your learning over the past 2 months.
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.