MGT-230: Principles of Management

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Principles of Management
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Catalog Course Description

Examines the functions, principles, history, environments, and philosophy of modern management as well as the nature and structure of organizations. Emphasizes recent developments in organizational decision making, styles of managerial leadership, and the role of effective communication in management. Also explores motivating, managing, recruiting, and terminating employees.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to Management
    1. Analyze the relationship among the four functions of management and their effects on organizational success.
    2. Compare and contrast the levels of managerial skills, types of managers, and managerial roles.
    3. Describe effective and efficient management.
    4. Compare and contrast entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
  2. Management History and Theoretical Approaches
    1. Discuss the history of managerial thought.
    2. Evaluate management theories.
    3. Appraise the concept of learning organizations.
  3. The Managerial Environment
    1. Compare and contrast internal and external stakeholders.
    2. Analyze the Task Environment and General Environment.
    3. Evaluate the role of ethics and social responsibility in managerial decision making.
    4. Evaluate the impact of diversity on managerial behavior.
  4. International Management
    1. Describe the impact of globalization on management.
    2. Assess why and how companies expand internationally and the challenges they face.
    3. Describe the role culture plays in managerial decision making.
  5. Planning
    1. Distinguish the different levels of planning.
    2. Analyze the planning process and goal setting.
    3. Explain the formulation of competitive strategy, strategic management, strategic planning, and their processes.
    4. Identify and analyze organization strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (i.e., "SWOT" analysis).
  6. Decision Making
    1. Compare and contrast rational and non-rational decision making.
    2. Appraise the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing individual and group decision making.
  7. Organizational Culture and Design
    1. Discuss the types of organizations and the building blocks of organizational structure.
    2. Analyze the role of organizational culture.
  8. Human Resource Management
    1. Identify and discuss the activities of human resource management.
    2. Evaluate major laws and proper procedures associated with human resource management.
  9. Organizational Change and Innovation
    1. Compare and contrast inside and outside forces impacting organizational development.
    2. Discuss the effect of change and the challenges of overcoming the resistance to change.
  10. Human Capital
    1. Identify and list different personality characteristics and their effects on the organization.
    2. Recognize the sources and consequences of job-related stress and how to reduce its impact.
  11. Motivation
    1. Compare and contrast motivational theories.
  12. Role of Groups and Teams in Organizations
    1. Compare and contrast groups and teams.
    2. Analyze the stages of team development.
    3. Describe the process of developing and managing effective teams.
  13. Leadership
    1. Differentiate the various approaches to effective leadership.
    2. Compare and contrast the sources and benefits of power and the uses of persuasion.
  14. Communication
    1. Examine the communication process and the methodologies for effective communication in an organization.
  15. Managerial Control
    1. Analyze techniques for enhancing organizational effectiveness.
    2. Discuss the levels and areas of control and barriers to effective measurement.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed through tests, quizzes, assignments, presentations, class participation, group activities, case studies, and/or projects.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2022
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date