In this simulation you have been named the project leader for an exciting new project. This new project entails the development of a knowledge sharing database for your company, Four Corners Biopharma, Inc. The project will involve establishing processes for storing and sharing knowledge in your multinational corporation and developing the 4CShare software.
Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement.
Look at the world’s top businesses. What do they have in common? While each one may provide an incredible product or service, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll likely find it’s led by an extremely effective communicator. This person knows that a company needs more than just a great idea, product, or service to succeed in a global market. It needs a leader who communicates a clear message to customers about that service, and to fellow executives and employees about how that service should best be delivered. Businesses today value effective, ethical communicators who can represent the company at all times.
English Composition I offers students the opportunity to gain the rhetorical foundations that prepare them for the demands of academic and professional writing. In this course, students will learn and practice the strategies and processes essential to successful writing. Successful writing encompasses comprehension, instruction, persuasion, entertainment, problem-resolution, evaluation, investigation, explanation and refutation – all various ends at which writing is aimed. This course will ensure students are properly prepared for academic communication and also understand how to use writing for both professional and personal purposes.
This course will introduce you to the importance of statistics in the business world. Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in order to make more effective decisions. Understanding statistical techniques can help any manager responsible for marketing, management, accounting, sales, or other business functions.
Managers are expected to adhere to much different federal, state,county, and local laws that pertain to how companies recruit, hire, train, promote, terminate, and treat their workers. The general effect of all these laws is that employers are not allowed to discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an applicant’s membership in a protected class. HR professionals and line managers need to ensure the workplace is in compliance with rules and laws related to worker safety, and that it is free of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. Human Resource Management is responsible for finding, developing, and keeping the right people needed for a qualified work force; but they must do so while following many federal, state, and local employment regulations.
The process of decision making involves a number of steps that can simplify the process, if not the decision itself. Identifying the issue at hand is clearly the first step. From there, it is necessary to gather the required information to help figure out what sort of solution would work best. After formulating solutions, you can weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each, until you can finally make your selection and complete the process. Which steps you follow and how you follow them is in part determined by what sort of decision you make. Depending on such factors as the nature of the situation and your own decision-making style, your decision for any given situation may be rational—or it may be based on intuition.
Organizational behavior is the study of how people interact in the workplace and how this interaction affects the organization. Managers are a key component within an organization and greatly impact internal interactions. They are the people who most directly influence the behavior of employees—whether through motivation, rewards, mentoring, or discipline. Managers need to be good at planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, but they also need good interpersonal skills. How managers get along with their employees can have a big impact on how those employees do their jobs. If management provides a supportive work environment and employees feel valued and respected, they will be more content and more productive.
Managers in today’s organizations are expected to do the right thing. Ethics is the set of moral principles or values that defines right and wrong for a person or group of persons. Workplace Deviance is unethical behavior that violates organizational norms about right and wrong. The U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines for Organizations were established so that companies can be prosecuted and punished even if management didn't know about the unethical behavior. This course discusses ethical management.
Many seeds of today’s management practices are found throughout history. This course discusses some of the major theories that have led to today’s management practices.
Managers serve specific roles within an organization, which may differ depending on the level of management they fill. This course will discuss the various levels of management and the roles those managers play.
Companies that want to succeed over the long-term need to understand strategic management. The process itself is straightforward: identify the company’s mission and goals, perform both internal and external analyses of the company, decide what actions need to be taken, take the required actions, and evaluate the results of those actions. Different organizational strategies can help companies through the process. Companies need to choose the strategies that best fit their needs and be willing to adapt if necessary. Strategic management gives managers a road map that shows where problems are and where they might develop. Armed with practical information, managers can prepare for changes and know how to accommodate those changes when they arrive.