BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADMN-121 - Introduction to Management - 3.00 Credits

ADMN-121 - Introduction to Management - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
ADMN 121 provides the student with an introduction to management. It is designed to introduce students to the world of organizations. Although this course will not necessarily make the student a manager, it will provide them with a better understanding of the workings of organizations and those who manage them. The ideas and concepts associated with management will be practiced in class through experiential learning in a team context. The material will not only clarify the things managers do but also focus on developing a conceptual awareness of the issues facing managers and organizations in the ever-changing and increasingly competitive world economy.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Administrative Studies Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Executive Assistant Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2023 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH-057 , or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 and MATH 057 or Foundations of Math 11 or permission of instructor.
    Transferability: BCOU Individual Assessment, ADMN 121 and ADMN 152 (6) will transfer to the University of Northern British Columbia as COM (1.5) 100 level. NVIT course grades must be C or better.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • appreciate that becoming a master manager is a process involving lifelong learning and development;

  • assess, appreciate, master, balance, and blend the competencies associated with effective leadership and management;

  • utilize self-assessment tools to help them identify their and others personal areas of management and leadership competency, weakness, and bias;

  • practice and develop skills and competencies associated with effective leadership and management;

  • understand and utilize applied creative thinking tools;

  • practice and develop negotiation skills;

  • understand and describe the principles associated with effective leadership and management;

  • describe the consequences of both effective and ineffective management;

  • understand their organizations, including how they function;

  • appreciate the complexities of organizational dynamics; and

  • use their understanding of the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to manage effectively.
  • Text and Materials: Robbins, Stephen P. Management. Current Canadian Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Students are expected to acquire the course text and any recommended readings before the course starts. They should begin to familiarize themselves with the introductory chapters and general content of the texts. Students will be required to do some preliminary reading before the first class. The student will need to keep these texts for other ACED courses.

    Education Council approved December 2000.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M1:30PM - 4:30PM09 Jan 202328 Apr 2023