7810 History of Management Thought

7810 History of Management Thought 

(1 semester hour credit — pass/fail)

This introductory course introduces the student to learning through online virtual reality scenarios. It starts with an initial orientation session where students meet their faculty and classmates online through real-time collaboration software as an online discussion community and discuss the overall program requirements and expectations. It then provides an overview of major schools or perspectives of management theory. The focus is on the disciplinary foundations of management theory, as well as the impact of historical context upon the development of management theory. The course also focuses on the rise of the concept of management as a distinct profession. This pass/fail course is completed prior to taking any other courses.