Management/Leadership

Semester Length Class

        This class emphasizes the basic concepts of management and leadership within a business or organization. It addresses characteristics, organization, and operation of business as major sectors of the economy. Students will investigate management issues involved in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling an organization. They will also acquire essential skills in the areas of emotional intelligence: time management, stress management, professional growth and development, communication, and relationship skills. This course is one semester (3rd and 4th quarters opposite of Entrepreneurship)

Quarter 3

*Unit 1: Managing and Management Responsibilities

  -Managers and Managing

    -The Role and Work of Managers

    -The Historical Development of Management

    -Managing in the Twenty-first Century

  -Management, Supervision, and Decision Making

    -Increasing Management Effectiveness

    -Effective Supervision

    -Managing with Information

 -The Manager as a Leader

    -The Importance of Leadership

    -Developing Leadership Skills

    -Leadership Styles

    -Employee Issues and Work Rules

  -Planning and Organizing

    -The Planning Function

    -Using Planning Tools

    -The Organizing Function

    -Developing Effective Organizations

  -Implementing and Controlling

    -The Implementing Function

    -Motivation and Change Management

    -The Controlling Function

    -Gathering and Using Performance Information

*Unit 2: The Environment of Business Management

  -Characteristics of Business

    -The Nature of Business

    -Changes Affecting Businesses

    -The Contributions of Business

Quarter 4

  -Social and Ethical Environment of Business

    -Human Resources

    -Societal Values

    -Ethical Issues and Social Responsibility

  -Economic Environment of Business

    -Economic Wants

    -Economic Systems

    -Fundamentals of Capitalism

    -Managing the Economy

  -Financing a Business

    -Types of Business Capital

    -Raising Capital Through Stock Sales

    -Short- and Long-Term Debt

  -Managing the Form of Business Ownership

     -Entrepreneurs and Proprietorships

     -Partnerships

    -Corporate Forms of Business Ownership

    -Specialized Types of Organization

*Soft Skills for the Workplace

  -Professionalism

  -Ethics

  -Self-Management Skills

  -Etiquette

  -Attire

  -Communication Skills

  -Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

  -Speaking Skills

  -Listening Skills