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BUS110 - Principles of Management - John Francis

Course:Principles of Management
Professor:John Francis
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


John Francis


My name is Professor John Francis and welcome to Principles of Management.

Management is the process of dealing with or controlling things or people.  I look forward to discussing management in the workplace and how it impacts you, whether you are the employee or the manager.  We will discuss strategies that companies use today to be successful.  We also will formulate recommendations on how we believe companies can better manage and run their organizations.

Please contact me with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you weekly online!

Best regards,

Professor John Francis


Course Description

Examines the fundamental functions of modern management in a changing world with an emphasis on planning, leading, organizing, and control. Substantive areas include leadership in management, motivation, communication, cultural diversity, team decision-making, management by objectives, organizational environment, sustainability, planning and strategic management, control process, organizational structure, and managing organizational change.

What to Expect in this Course

Each week, we will cover different aspects of management.  Weekly reading, assignments, and discussions may be required.  All work will be submitted via Canvas.

There will be 2 midterms and a final exam.  All exams will be completed via Canvas.  No webcams will be required.

Types of Assessments

Assessments for this class include exams, written assignments, online discussions, and a management case analysis.

More details will be given during the semester.

Textbook Information

10th edition of Griffin’s “Fundamentals of Management” by Cengage Publisher


Other Relevant Course Information

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Last updated: 09/23/2022 Sub#: 1490