2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MNGT 310 Systems Theory and Applied Business Management (5 credits)



Prerequisite At least a junior standing in a baccalaureate program.

Course Description
This course explores systems theory and its multidisciplinary applications in modern-day management, leadership, and organizational processes and contrasts these to other theoretical orientations. Students will learn the interrelated nature of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling functions of management.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply systems theory in management functions.
2. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of systems theory in creating a more inclusive decision-making environment.
3. Compare and contrast systems theory and other theories across various management styles and to day-to-day operational decision making.
4. Identify a persistent management problem related to issues (such as ethics, law, demographics, automation, or globalization) and apply systems theory to solve the problem.
5. Using systems theory, evaluate an organization’s hiring, customer service, or marketing practice; and, provide a framework for integrating systems and critical thinking into a managerial decision-making processes.



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