Focuses on evidence-based management to separate useful from useless management practices. Initially, the course Introduces scientific principles as an analytic framework for evaluating management theories about people at work, especially theories about work motivation, leadership and job design. Later, the course focus shifts to the topic of organizational design and the management of firms in an ever-changing business and competitive environment. This subject identifies structures and processes for managing within the ever-changing environments organizations face. Students acquire experiences in applying scientific analyses to real-world situations by analyzing cases and through research projects.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: One of the following: ECON 290 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business, MATH 111, Introduction to Applied Statistics, or PSYC 211 Statistical Methods (ECON 290 recommended.)