Regardless of setting, there is value in practicing effective management principles. This course teaches students how to think as managers and actively manage organizations and teams using effective practices around planning, decision making, organizational structure, culture, leadership, motivation, and communication. The course begins by addressing foundational management principles, including primary functions of managers, types of management, and types of strategy, and develops toward addressing more complex topics such as ethics, control, and global business management.
This course is designed using Lumen’s innovative Waymaker personalization technologies to improve learning. Waymaker courses help students become better lifelong learners using personalized study plans to encourage practice and self-directed learning. Simple-to-use faculty messaging tools save time helping instructors identify and reach struggling students. Research shows Waymaker courses can eliminate the performance gap that often exists for disadvantaged students.