Course

Management Essentials

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 1210
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course will introduce the student to managerial principles, methods and skills: understanding organizational structure, planning strategy and operations, controlling and leading. Particular attention will be given to managerial decision-making in a complex society.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to Business:  definition, types, Canadian environment
  2. Information Literacy Skills and Time Management
  3. What is Management and What do Managers do?
  4. Evolution of Management:  early years, recent years, current trends and issues
  5. Managing the Organizational Environment
  6. Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics
  7. Decision-Making:  the decision-making process, group decision-making
  8. Planning:  purposes and types of plans, the strategic management process, levels of strategy, business-level strategic frameworks, competitive strategies (Porter)
  9. Organizing:  defining organizational structure and design, building the vertical dimension of organizations, building the horizontal structure of organizations, the contingency approach to organizational design
  10. The Human Resource Management Process, Labour Relations
  11. Managing Change:  forces of change, resistance to change, techniques for managing change, contemporary issues in managing change, stimulating innovation
  12. Organizational Culture
  13. Organizational Behaviour:  explaining and predicting behaviour, attitudes, personality
  14. Groups and Teams:  understanding group behaviour, turning groups into effective teams, developing and managing effective teams
  15. Motivation:  early theories of motivation, contemporary approaches to motivation, suggestions for motivating employees
  16. Leadership:  behavioural theories, contingency theories, coaching skills
  17. Communication and Interpersonal Skills:  understanding communication, developing interpersonal skills (active listening, feedback, conflict management, delegation)
  18. Controlling:  the control process, types of control, qualities of an effective control system, information controls

Note:  The concepts of TQM and the Contingency Approach should be integrated throughout the content.

Learning Activities

Lectures, seminars and case discussions.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Term Examinations 20% - 30%
Final Examination     30%
Written Case Study(s)            10% - 20%
Research Paper(s) 10% - 20%
Participation 05% - 10%
Public Presentation 05% - 10%
     100%

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. describe the Canadian Business environment within which management takes place;
  2. define and describe the management function processes of planning, organizing, and controlling organizational work activities and how this is accomplished through effective leadership;
  3. analyze roles, skill sets and key performance concepts that are essential to managerial success utilizing a range of learning techniques;
  4. describe the development of management approaches that have contributed to organizational productivity;
  5. analyze and solve management problems;
  6. describe the importance of improving the ability of managers to acquire, comprehend, interpret, and utilize relevant knowledge through proper information management;
  7. practice business writing and presentation skills.

 

Textbook Materials

At the College Bookstore, a list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of the semester.

Example textbooks:

Robbins, Stephen P., Mary Coulter and Nancy Langton.  Management, Latest Ed.  Prentice Hall Canada Inc.

Robbins, Stephen P., Mary Coulter and Nancy Langton.  Fundamentals of Management, Latest Ed.  Prentice Hall Canada Inc.

Jones, G.R., George, J.M., Hill, C. and Langton, N.  Essentials of Contemporary Management, Latest Cdn Ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.

Jones, G.R., George, J.M., Hill, C. and Langton, N.  Contemporary Management, Latest Cdn Ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for BUSN 1210
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) DOUG BUSN 1210 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3310 (3) = ASM BADM 302 (3)
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX COMM 1XX (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU ADMN 232 (3)
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT BUSA 2005 (4) or BCIT BUSA 2100 (2)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 150 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 101 (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN MGMT 150 (3)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR MGMT 204 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU BUSI 1210 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 1XXX (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 150 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC BUAD 123 (3)
Quest University (QU) UBCV COMM 1st (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 1XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG BUSN 1210 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3310 (3) = SFU BUS 1XX (3) & SFU BUS 272 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 1710 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 1711 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 1XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 110 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 1st (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 100 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 202 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG BUSN 1210 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3310 (3) = UVIC COM 220 (1.5) & UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU MGMT 192 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32019
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Heritage
Instructor First Name
Russell
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
13
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
608
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32020
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Brown
Instructor First Name
Neil
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
33
2
Actual Wait Count
8
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
608
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32023
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Stroppa
Instructor First Name
George
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32024
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Delgado
Instructor First Name
Dennis
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
32526
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Watt
Instructor First Name
Jadranka
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
33
2
Actual Wait Count
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
33097
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Watt
Instructor First Name
Jadranka
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
5
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
33707
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Brown
Instructor First Name
Neil
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
36
-1
Actual Wait Count
6
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Online
Room
None
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34154
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Delgado
Instructor First Name
Dennis
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34225
Fri
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Frankson
Instructor First Name
Kelly
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
3
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34668
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Ribalkin
Instructor First Name
Andrei
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N4215
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36018
Sat
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Frankson
Instructor First Name
Kelly
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

BUSN 1210 070 - This section is on Saturdays.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Sat
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
607
Start Time
9:00
-
End Time
11:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36362
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Stroppa
Instructor First Name
George
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
35
0
Actual Wait Count
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
711
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36465
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Heritage
Instructor First Name
Russell
Course Status
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
36
-1
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
Anvil Office Tower
Room
608
Start Time
18:30
-
End Time
21:20