Principles of Management

Principles of Management


Spring 2013
01/14/2013 - 05/12/2013

Course Information

Section 012
TTh 12:00 - 13:20
NRG4 4203
Donald Hurwitz

Office Hours

  • OFFICE HOURS: Monday 2pm-6pm; Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-6pm
    ADDITIONAL OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment, I am very flexible and will work on your schedule as much as possible including weekends if necessary.

Course Requirements



  1. Read the text book chapters before you come to class.
  2. Class participation is mandatory in this class.  Approximately 20% of your grade will come from in-class work. 
  3. Students are highly encouraged to keep up and on schedule.  Homework or extra credit projects may be graded for extra credit or as a sign of effort (at the discretion of instructor). 
  4. Students are required to get the help they need in a timely fashion (do not wait till the end of the semester).  If for some reason, your messages are not returned in a timely manner, it is up to you to follow up and get help.  Make sure you include your name, section number and the name of your class in all communications.  Sometimes my schedule is hectic so don’t waste time waiting, call again if you don’t get the help you need.







  • Title: Exploring Management








  • Edition:3RD 11




  • Publisher:WILEY




  •  ISBN: 9780470878217   



    All chapters are covered in the book.  It is important to read the chapters carefully before you come to class. Also,  all the test questions come from the textbook. See the powerpoints on Blackboard to know the points in each chapter to focus on. 




    Course Subjects

    1. Managers and the Management Process
    2. Management Learning
    3. Ethics and Social Responsibility
    4. Managers as Decision Makers
    5. Plans and Planning Techniques
    6. Controls and Control Systems
    7. Strategy and Strategic Management
    8. Organizational Structure and Design
    9. Organizational Cultures, Innovation, and Change
    10. Human Resource Management
    11. Leadership
    12. Individual Behavior
    13. Motivation
    14. Teans and Teamwork
    15. Communication
    16. Diversity and Global Culture
    17. Globalization and International Business
    18. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

    Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives



    To survive and thrive, today’s managers have to think and act strategically. Today’s customers are well educated aware of their options, and demanding of excellence. For this reason, managers today must think constantly about how to build a capable workforce and manage in a way that delivers the goods and services that provide the best possible value to the customer. To this standard managers and organizations must succeed. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the theories, principles, concepts and essentials of management. This course also covers how good managers make organizations successful by building competitive advantages in the forms of cost competitiveness, quality, speed and innovation.