Principles of Business Management IIA
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS SCIENCE:
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IIA
COURSE OUTLINE 2010
LECTURER: Colleen Bernstein
EMAIL ADDRESS: Colleen.Bernstein@wits.ac.za
Tuesday 5.30 pm
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
Welcome to Principles of Business Management IIA.
In this course, the focus is on:
Management and Organisational Behaviour can be used to guide you in your role as a Manager within an organisation. The general aim of the course is to provide you with an understanding of how the managers role and how individuals function within the broader organisation and within a team/group environment. In this course, we look at practical ways in which organisational behavior can be used to enhance and improve the ways in which individuals, teams and organisations function within the broader environmental context.
The course provides an overview of management and organisational behavior using the following textbook:
Wendy Bloisi; Curtis W. Cook & Philip L. Hunsaker (2007). Management and Organizational Behaviour- 2nd European Edition. Mc Graw Hill
Hellrigel, Jackson, Slocum, Staude, Amos, Klopper, Louw and Oosthuizen (2004) Management - Second South African Edition.
Oxford University Press, Southern Africa
A copy of this is available in the Commerce Library on “one day loan”.
Fisher, J., Katz, L., Miller, K., & Thatcher, A. (2003). South Africa at Work: Applying psychology to organisations. Johannesburg: Wits University Press
There are a few copies of this text in the Cullen Africa Library.
The course will be divided into five themes that will be covered over the duration of the semester. The themes are as follows:
THEME I - WHAT MANAGERS AND ORGANISATIONS DO
This theme examines the different approaches to...