Course title
Introduction to Management for Engineers

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Course content
This course is a study of the essentials of management and how to apply these principles in the dynamic field of business. It covers the functions of management through a basic understanding of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. This course will study traditional and e-business operations
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to 1) understand fundamental management frameworks and concepts, 2) use and apply these theories and frameworks to problems/issues found in your area of study, and 3) find a solution for the problem/issues by the framework and concepts introduced in the course.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand fundamental management frameworks and concepts
  2. To use and apply these theories and frameworks to problems/issues found in your area of study
  3. To find a solution for the problem/issues by the framework and concepts introduced in the course
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation and introduction - what is management? What are the function of managers? and What are the management roles? Reading Chapter 1 190minutes
2. Management theory - introducing origins of management thought (effectiveness, human relations, Hawthorne study, etc.) Reading Chapter 2 190minutes
3. Functions of management: 1) Planning and 2) Organizing - introducing the planning process, types of planning, organizing authority (chain of command and span of control), and centralization vs. decentralization Reading Chapter 3 and 4 190minutes
4. Functions of management: 3) Leading and 4) Controlling - introducing leadership theories, and types of control systems (eg. TQM) Reading Chapter 5 and 6 190minutes
5. Decision-making - introducing definition and conditions affecting decision-making for individuals and groups Reading Chapter 7 190minutes
6. Human Resource Management (HRM) - introducing core HRM activities, and HRM strategies Reading Chapter 8 190minutes
7. Midterm covering from Chapter 1 to Chapter 7 Preparing for the exam 190minutes
8. Motivation and Communication - introducing motivation theories and their practical implications, and definition/functions of communications Reading Chapter 8 190minutes
9. Organizational Structure - introducing determinants of organizational structure and the concept of strategic allyiance Reading Chapter 9 190minutes
10. Organizational Culture - introducing definition, formation of organizational culture, and managing/influencing a positive organizational culture Reading Chapter 12 190minutes
11. Strategic management - introducing definitions, the strategy process, and analytical aspects of strategic management Reading Chapter 14 190minutes
12. Marketing - introducing definition, types/aims of marketing, and marketing plan Reading Chapter 15 190minutes
13. Change management and innovation - introducing models of organizational change and managing change for developing innovation Reading Chapter 16 190minutes
14. FInal exam Preparing for the exam 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Review sheets Assignments in the lectures Midterm Final exam class contributions Total.
1. 20% 20% 2% 42%
2. 15% 15% 2% 2% 2% 36%
3. 10% 10% 2% 22%
4. 0%
5. 0%
Total. 25% 25% 22% 22% 6% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Review sheets (18%)
Assignments during the lectures (18%)
Midterm (25%)
Final exam (25%)
Class contributions (4%)"
Textbooks and reference materials
Introduction to Management by Colin Combe, Oxford Univ Press (2014/6/24), ISBN-10: 0199642990
ISBN-13: 978-0199642991
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Monday before the lecture (until 30 min. before the class)
  • Writing your questions in the review sheets
  • By appointment
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable The instructor has years of work experience.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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