Principles of Management

Course Number: 
BA 258
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
A study of leadership and executive behavior and how to develop a successful leadership style. Employee motivation, managerial environment, planning, controlling, and organizing are also studied. A "systems" approach to management is emphasized. 5 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: READ 090; ENGL 095 or instructor permission.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Understand the challenges of today’s managers and identify the skills and characteristics of a successful manager
  • Explain the importance of teamwork and how to lead a team to higher productivity
  • Understand how to utilize plans and controls
  • Describe guidelines for making decisions and thinking creatively
  • Identify ways managers can communicate, motivate, and discipline employees
  • Gain the skills to become a better manager