This course examines principles, methods and procedures for planning, organizing, leading and controlling people within organizations. Topics include the history of management theory and thought, organizational design, decision-making, managerial communication, and strategic management. More generally this course is an introduction into the field of Management that will hopefully help you think like a manager. You'll learn about the environment managers operate in, different management functions and some of the tools managers use. By understanding why and how managers do what they do you will be better equipped to be successful in an organization as well as decide whether you are interested in a career in management.