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MTC Course Credit-by-Exam
MGT 1400 Introduction to Management

A student completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of management and characterize their importance to the organization.

  • Identify and briefly explain the basic management functions in organizations.

  • Analyze how the U.S. workforce is changing and its impact on organizations.

  • Evaluate the most recent legislation affecting diversity and its provisions.

  • Identify the approaches to assessing organizational effectiveness.

  • Analyze the function of decision making and the planning process.

  • Identify the major barriers to goal setting and planning, how organizational overcome those barriers, and how to use goals to implement plans.

  • Discuss rational perspectives on decision making, including the steps in decision making and apply to a case study.

  • Discuss group and team decision making, including its advantages and disadvantages, and analyze scenarios on how it can be managed more effectively.

  • Discuss the steps in organization change and create a plan on how to manage resistance to change in a case study scenario.

  • Discuss the innovation process, forms of innovation, the failure to innovate, and how organizations can promote innovation.

  • Discuss how organizations attract human resources, including human resource planning, recruiting, and selecting.

  • Describe how organizations develop human resources, including training & development, performance appraisal, and performance feedback.

  • Identify and describe the major content and process perspectives on motivation and the role of organizational reward systems in motivation.

  • Differentiate among the basic forms of communication in organizations and evaluate appropriate methods in different scenarios.

  • Explain the purpose of control, identify different types of control, and describe the steps in the control process.

  • Evaluate different methods for conducting employee orientation.

  • Evaluate major types of training for employees and appropriate methods for conducting training.

Topics Covered in Course

Top Modern Supervision:

  • Concepts & Skills

  • Ensuring High Quality & Productivity


  • Emphasizing Powerful Meetings

  • Managing Diversity

Reaching Goals:

  • Plans & Controls Organizing and Authority

  • The Supervisor as a Leader

  • Problem Solving, Decision Making & Creativity Communication

  • Motivating Employees

Problem Employees:

  • Counseling and Discipline

  • Managing Conflict and Change

  • Selecting Employees

  • Providing Orientation and Training

  • Appraising Performance


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