Introduction to Management

    EX 1111 is offered this spring, fall and winter:

This is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course based on the premise that man­age­r­i­al deci­sion-mak­ing is dynam­ic. The scope of busi­ness deci­sion-mak­ing requires and under­stand­ing of busi­ness issues, human resources, man­age­r­i­al func­tions, busi­ness ethics and respon­si­bil­i­ty, and group dynam­ics. This course will explore the man­age­ment func­tions and the areas of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al busi­ness in which these are con­tin­u­al­ly practiced.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Explore the concepts, theories, and practices of management and the various business functions that collectively sustain an enterprise.
  • Learn through lectures, case analysis, videos, and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at individuals in supervisory or management positions who wish to upgrade or sharpen their managerial abilities, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply basic concepts of marketing, HR, operations, and finance/accounting, as well as incorporate such concepts in the decision-making process.
  • Assess business cases and evaluate the effectiveness of the respective corporate strategy.
  • Work in teams to accomplish a specific objective.
  • Write business reports conforming to professional standards.
  • Evaluate marketing strategies to promote sales.
  • Identify ethical issues encountered by decision makers.
  • Identify the challenges of small business management.
  • Identify the role of government and crown corporations as partners in the economy.

Offered:

Take note:
  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Apr 6, 2022Jun 22, 2022
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Kerry Couet

Your Instructor

Kerry CouetID: kerry-couet

Textbook

Required

Ferrell, Hirt, Iskander

Business: A Changing World With Connect E-Book

7 edition

ISBN 1260332861


Stu­dents can pur­chase either a E‑book ver­sion OR a loose leaf ver­sion w/​con­nect. Access codes or loose leaf ver­sions are to be pur­chased through the UofA Bookstore.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until April 6, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
Take note:
  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Sep 14, 2022Nov 30, 2022
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Dave Ludwick

Your Instructor

Dave LudwickID: dave-ludwick

Textbook

Required

Ferrell, Hirt, Iskander

Business: A Changing World With Connect

7 edition

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
Take note:
  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Jan 10, 2023Mar 28, 2023
Mondays

Tuesdays

6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Dave Ludwick

Your Instructor

Dave LudwickID: dave-ludwick

Textbook
Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until January 10, 2023. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this spring, fall and winter: