Course ID: SH17120211047EUC01
Discipline: Management/Business Administration
Registration recommendations: International undergraduate students and Chinese undergraduate students
Prerequisites: None
Lecture Hours & Credits: 45 leture hours/3 credits
Project year: 2013

School of Business Administration


Assistant Prof. Yuan Hai-ying Yuan Hai-ying receives Ph.D. in Management Science in 2005 in Wuhan University of Technology. She has published several academic papers in peered review journals and 1 book ( as the individual author) in China. She visited University of Alberta for 4 months in 2011, and Vancouver Island University for 4 month in 2008. Dr. Yuan teaches undergraduate students in Lixin and visiting and exchange students from other countries.


1. To provide a conceptual and theoretical knowledge about the important functions and activities of management. 2. To develop critical ways of thinking (analysis and synthesis) for evaluating and applying a variety of concepts and techniques in managerial decision-making situations through case discussions and other experiential assignments. 3. To facilitate students to become an active creator of their own knowledge base by becoming a learner through direct observations of examples of managerial behavior in daily life. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify the principals of managing formal organizations, recognize various challenges faced by today’s managers, and give examples of organizations engaging in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.


This course serves as an introduction to the discipline of management. It is designed to integrate the accepted theories in the area with real-world applications to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for managing others. This course begins with a discussion of the current issues in management and then proceeds to cover the traditional functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Lecture and class assignments given in the course are intended to help students understand the needs of modern public and private organizations, including emerging national and international trends. Specifically, this course includes the following six modules. They are Module 1 Introduction to Management, Module 2 Management Environment Module, 3 Planning,?Module 4 Organizing, Module 5 Leading, and Module 6 Controlling.

Textbooks and Reference Books

Stephen P. Robbins, Mary Coulter. 2012. Management (11th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Heinz Weihrich, Mark V.Cannice, Harold Koontz. 2011. Management:A Global and Entrepreneurial Perspective (13th Edition). McGraw-Hill Education(Re-printed by Economic Science Press). Sanduo Zhou. 2010. Management (3rd edition). Beijing: Higher Education Press.

Relatived Courses

Corporate Social Responsibility

Marketing in China

Technological Innovation Management