BUSI 5305 is a required course in foundational management principles. The course begins with students engaging competing philosophies of management and working to develop their own working philosophy that will guide them through their coursework, residency, and beyond. Parallel to this, students also learn how management is a responsibility to stakeholders and how the requirement for action requires both the individual manager and the organization to be responsible. The course then proceeds with the study of both foundational and contemporary management knowledge that is integrated with other core courses (e.g., Finance, Marketing, International Management, etc.). Augmenting this study is direct student engagement with responsible management issues facing today’s organizations. Students work with a content expert from another university to research and present current knowledge on such topics as high risk organizations, work-life balance, sustainability, responsible leadership, civil workplaces, design thinking, workplace violence, and social media. The course concludes with students practicing their knowledge by learning how to identify responsibility problems in organizations, craft appropriate interventions, and act to deal with the problem in ways that maintain and enhance the organization’s capability and capacity for being responsible.
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