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General Course Information for MGT309C: Prin. of Mgmt & Organizations

Course: MGT309C - Prin. of Mgmt & Organizations
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Course Description: This course is a survey of the theories, techniques, and concepts of management in organizations and the role of the manager in a technologically-oriented society.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the common theories of management.
  • Analyze the basic functions of management.
  • Explain the different ideas regarding organizational behavior.
  • Evaluate the theories of motivation.
  • Analyze and evaluate various theories of leadership.
  • Describe the common elements of effective communication.
  • Analyze approaches to managing change and culture.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and evaluate management, leadership, and motivation theories.
  • Analyze the organizational and human aspects of the quality service in the hospitality industry to include key concepts of ethics, change management, communication, and managing resistance within today’s organizations.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and techniques in managerial decision-making processes.
  • Apply ethical and legal principles to a business environment
  • Apply knowledge in the fields of management, business knowledge management, and marketing to different business environments
  • Apply knowledge in the fields of management, information systems, and marketing to different business environments
  • Assess conflict and identify resolution strategies.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with various levels of organizational leadership, customers, and team members in a variety of formats to include oral, visual, and written.
  • Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills needed by financial managers.
  • Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business-school graduate
  • Describe the basic functions of management and their practical implications on the operations of the organization.
  • Explain the basic accounting, finance, and management functions of business organizations.
  • Explain the changing nature of business in a global economy.
  • Explain the effect of international business environmental factors (legal, economic, and cultural) on the conduct of global business.
  • Explain the financial objectives of an organization and apply quantitative, qualitative and problem-solving skills in order to achieve those objectives.
  • Explain the functions of basic management relating to planning and implementing an organization’s strategic behavior.
  • Explain the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in the everyday conduct of business.
  • Explain the structure and operation of financial markets domestically and internationally.
  • Identify organizational behavior, communications, and change theories and their practical implications.
  • Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement
  • Interpret cost data and prepare managerial accounting reports.
  • Synthesize business policy, market opportunity, and organizational development linking technology policy with organizational strategy.
  • Utilize information and knowledge resources to maximize workplace learning, problem solving, and decision-making.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:


Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures