1 Master Course Outline BA 258 Principles of Management

Master Course Outline
BA 258
Principles of Management
Course Description: A study of leadership and executive behavior and how to develop a successful
leadership style. Employee motivation, managerial environment, planning, controlling, and organizing
are also studied. A “systems” approach to management is emphasized. Vocational program course. May
be used as a general elective in the AA
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: READ 090, ENGL 095 or instructor permission.
Recommended Preparation: N/A
Co-requisites: None
Learning Outcomes:
Identify the key business and management skills areas which will be needed during their course
and potentially in the world of employment
Understand the organization’s purpose, stakeholders, structure and functional areas
Understand how communication and interpersonal relationships affect managerial performance
in the workplace
Be able to solve workplace problems by making effective decisions
Understand the role of numerical data in business, develop the tools to analyze and then
effectively communicate / present numerical and verbal information
Gather and evaluate complex information from diverse sources through diverse media
Review research activity and identify areas for improvement
Evaluate personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website: Current text is available at GHC Bookstore
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course
and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the
grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work.
Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and
financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals
from all courses.