IST 614: Management Principles for Information Professionals

Students are introduced to the profession and practice of information field management. The course is designed to illustrate common management themes in organizational contexts, lending a better understanding to issues, principles, and techniques of practicing managers. Students will become prepared to understand and apply both the basic theoretical principles of organization theory and practical managerial techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the four functions of management.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of different types of managers.
  • Understand the historic development of management theories.

Tools and Concepts:

  • Effective leadership communication
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Corporate-, industry-, and organization-level strategies
  • SWOT and five-forces analyses 
  • Financial implications of strategic alternatives
  • Rational scoring models
  • Structural design of organizations
  • Management practices of global and organizational cultures
  • Recruitment, selection, and retention techniques

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