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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE)
The Management of Technical Organizations
Mgmt of Tech Organizations
Fall 2016
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E. Gralla and Z. Szajnfarber
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Every Year
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Introduction to management theory and practice for engineers advancing to leadership and engineering management roles; the origins of modern management as both an academic and practical discipline; analytical approaches to affecting change from multiple managerial levels of the organization.
There are six (6) learning outcomes for this course. By the end of the course students will be able to: (1) Explain the evolution of modern management theory and practice. (2) Describe the levels and roles of managers. (3) Describe alternative organizational structures and discuss their relative merits in different contexts. (4) Analyze the formal and informal power structures or an organization and articulate strategies for taking effective action in a given structure. (5) Explain why organizational culture is a valuable managerial concept in considering both organizational permanence and change. (6) Discuss the unique attributes of technical organizations from the perspective of management and apply process re-engineering tools to improve organizational performance.
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gharris (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:51:34 GMT): Rollback: For the Bulletin, description should be brief (1-2 lines) and inc. only main topics to be covered, e.g., HOL 6704: Leadership in Organizations. Developments in theory and research centered on organizational leadership; types of leadership including transformational, responsible, authentic, and ethical.
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