MNO 3310:  Management Concepts


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the four fundamentals of management of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. It provides a framework for understanding the issues that surround managing and being managed from a systemic view. In an accelerated and condensed format of 8 days, this class will provide an overview of the many different factors that influence how organizations evolve, function, and perform. Some of the most important factors impacting the organization directly relate to how people inter-relate with one another from a number of different contexts, including supervisory roles, team dynamics, leadership styles, and performance evaluation. Special emphasis will be given to understanding and be able to apply strategic management principles such as, how to create competitive advantage as well as the activities and processes used to systematically coordinate and align resources and actions with the mission, vision and overall business strategy.

Instructor Biography

Dr. Van Dyke started her career in behavioral healthcare where she was a practicing therapist for 13 years. For the last several years, she has worked at the executive level of organizations in a variety of capacities. Her corporate experience has included financial and insurance services, manufacturing, aerospace, and healthcare. Working for Fortune 500 companies such as American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, American International Group (AIG) and Tenet Healthcare, she has held executive level positions in Operations, Human Resources, Talent and Leadership Development, Organization Development, Employee Engagement and Quality and Risk Management.

Additionally, for the past fourteen years Pam has been an Adjunct Instructor at several universities teaching both virtually and On Campus. Pam, a life-long learner, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Education, a Masters of Arts in Management, a Masters of Arts in Human and Organizational Development and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems.

Learning Outcomes and Benefits

Management Concepts become real as students are asked to synthesize new knowledge, skills and creative ideas into the big picture of a simulated exercise. The following are a few of the benefits that will be gained during this course. Students will:
  • Understand organizational situations that are realistic and learn how to apply the concepts of management.
  • Learn the concepts associated with strategic management and it’s principles.
  • Apply the fundamentals of management through an action learning approach of a management simulation
  • Increase awareness and preparedness for the ever changing world of business
  • Increase business acumen
  • Enhance communication skills by working collaboratively within a team environment
  • Practice decision making skills and other business functions during the span of the course simulation
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