- Understand how
the management discipline and its major theories of organizations
and managerial strategies evolved.
- Demonstrate competency in the performance of practical
tasks that are essential to manager's role. Includes: leadership, strategic
planning, evaluation of systems and projects, and budgeting.
- Gain practical
experience in solving problems inherent in supervising employees
in a variety of information service settings.
- Develop insights
into his/her innate competencies, and learn to maximize strengths
and minimize weaknesses as manager
- Identify personal potential
- Develop a personal management
The methods for instruction
and learning in this course are necessarily different from that practiced
and experienced in a face-to-face class. Nevertheless, many of the
same opportunities will be present. Students must:
- Read slowly and
deeply. Assigned readings include the
required textbooks, as well as Web-based resources and the chapters
or articles available through E-Res,
the library's online reserve system.
- Participate daily and
thoughtfully in online
and physical classroom discussions on relevant
management topics and organizational problems. Your participation is
critical to exploring and gaining a deeper understanding of the the
topics under review.
- Read and reflect on case studies that exemplify
realistic managerial and organizations situations. These episodes
will provide students and faculty the opportunity to analyze as groups,
to discuss (in the online forums), and to practice problem-solving
- Master the challenges
and rewards of team work to apply principles of project management,
collaborative work, and online communication.
- Take responsibility for your