The Function of Management

  • The Function of Management

Below is a list of topics that will give you a general idea of what will be tested on the midterm. The material covered in the Chapter reading 1-7, and 9, end of chapter questions, slide deck, and videos. The exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions.

Chapter #1

  • The Function of Management
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Classical vs. Humanistic Perspective
  • What Managers Do
  • Making the Leap to Manager
  • Relationship of Technical, Human and Conceptual skills to management
    Chapter #2

    • External Environment and its Types
    • Internal Environment
    • Management perspectives over time
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • Corporate Culture and Types
      Chapter #3
      • Globalization

      • Changing International Environment
      • Corporate Social responsibilityChapter #4
        • Shareholder vs. Stakeholder model
        • How to make ethical decisions
        • Strategies to Build an Ethical Organization
        • Triple Bottom Line
        • Whistleblowing

Chapter #5

  • Setting Goals
  • Advantages and Pitfalls of Planning
  • Crises Planning
  • Cost Leadership vs. Differentiation
  • SWOT AnalysisChapter #6
  • Decision-making Model
  • Advantages and Challenges of Group decision-making
    • GroupthinkChapter #7

    • Designing Organization Structure
    • Structural Approaches – Advantages and Disadvantages
      Chapter #9

      • Strategic Human Resource Management
      • Major Federal Laws Related to Human Resource
        Management
      • HR Planning
      • Developing Talent
      • Maintaining an Effective Workplace
      • Workplace Prejudice Discrimination and Stereotypes
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