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College Catalog 2024-2025 
College Catalog 2024-2025
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MGMT 1010 - Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

An introductory course covering the traditional concepts of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as more contemporary topics, including decision making, international management, cultural diversity, change, innovation, and managerial ethics within the business environment.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain basic management theory and concepts from a contemporary and historical perspective.


  1. Identify the different schools of management theory.
  2. Describe how ethical behavior and social responsibility are achieved in management practice.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the management functions of planning and controlling.


  1. List the steps required to develop an effective management plan.
  2. Recognize the key features of an organizational mission statement.
  3. Give examples of strategic, tactical, and operational planning actions.
  4. Identify the steps in the controlling process.
  5. Interpret simulated organizational results in order to identify corrective action.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the management function of organizing.


  1. Identify the various organizational design structures used to achieve organizational goals.
  2. Explain how key factors affect the structure of an organization.
  3. Describe the activities involved in Human Resources Management.
  4. Identify how groups and team influence an organization’s structure.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the management functions of leading.


  1. Identify drivers of individual behavior in an organization.
  2. Define the concept of motivation, and list related early and contemporary theories.
  3. Define the process of leadership, and list related contemporary theories.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to individually/collaboratively apply a management concept to current events.


  1. Identify a management article that correctly relates to a concept presented in class.
  2. Prepare a written report that summarizes the article and correctly identifies the relevant Management concept covered in class.
  3. Present findings orally to the class in a clear and descriptive manner.
  4. Utilize technology for presentations

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Introduction to Management and Management Theory
    1. The Role of Management
    2. The Management Process: Management Functions
    3. History of Management Theories
    4. Decision Making Process
    5. Types of Decisions and Influences on Decisions
    6. Cultural Constraints and Challenges to Management
  2. Managing in Today’s Workplace
    1. Managing in a Global Business Environment
    2. Managing Diverse Workgroups
    3. How Ethics Impacts Management Decisions
    4. Encouraging Ethical Managerial Behavior
    5. Social Responsibility
    6. Managing Change in Organizations
    7. Innovation
  3. The Planning and Controlling Functions of Management
    1. Planning Defined
    2. Types of Goals and Plans
    3. Setting Goals and Developing Plans
    4. The Strategic Management Process
    5. Corporate and Competitive Strategies
    6. The Control Process
    7. Planning and Controlling Techniques
  4. The Organizing Function of Management
    1. Basic Organizational Designs
    2. Adaptive Organizational Designs
    3. The Human Resources Management Process
    4. Organizing Tasks Using Groups and Teams
  5. The Leadership Function of Management
    1. Individual Behavior
    2. Motivation Theories
    3. Effective Leadership
  6. Management Article Summary and Presentation
    1. Working independently, locate a recent article related to one or more Management topics.
    2. Prepare a written report that includes a summary of the article and a description of how the article relates to a topic from class.
    3. Present findings to the class individually and include the use of visual aids.

Primary Faculty
McLean, Angela
Secondary Faculty
Balcom, Tanya
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Balsamo, Michael

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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