This course presents an overview of the basic principles and practices used by managers in operating a modern organization. The course will help students understand management principles and practices in relation to four core management functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Students will gain an understanding of the important external and internal forces that affect a manager's ability to achieve high levels of performance as they plan, organize, lead and control the organization. Students will also learn how to perform as both leaders and followers in groups and teams. Topics include the key characteristics and roles of managers, ethics and social responsibility, decision-making, structures of organizations, leadership types and styles, as well as effective and efficient methods of control.