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MGT 210 - Principles of Management: Home

Places to Get a Good Start

If you are not familiar with your topic it is good to find a quick introduction to it that can provide a broad outline, definitions, correct spellings, related subject terms to broaden or narrow your research, and a list of suggested readings. Here are some suggestions:

General encyclopedias - Britannica Online, Wikipedia

Subject dictionaries and encyclopedias; i.e. - Dictionary of Cancer, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management, etc. - available through OneSearch.

Warning - Although subject dictionaries and encyclopedias may be cited in papers, general encyclopedias like Britannica and Wikipedia should not.

Orientation to MGT 210 Class Assignment

Innovator Presentation

Each assigned group or individual will give One or Two creative 20 to 25-minute oral presentation(s) on a twentieth century management innovator(s) to the class.  Less than 15 minutes will receive no credit. 

The team or individual will be responsible to field a question and answer period following the presentation. 

The presentation should focus on the management innovators contribution to management theory and practice.  Who inspired the management innovator’s thought and work?  Where do we still see evidence of the work of the management innovator? 

The presentation should be professional in nature complete with visual aids.  Each team or individual will be required to turn in all information used in your presentation It should also be highly creative yet professional.

Written Organizational Analysis

During the semester you will be required to complete an organizational analysis of an organization of your choosing.  Your objective is to analyze the organization’s environment, managerial policies and practices, and make recommendations for potential improvement. 

Areas to cover in the analysis are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. 

You are to research what published authors have to say regarding topics under these for areas of management.  How does the organization you are analyzing incorporate these concepts? 

In your analysis, use the biblical principle you described in your summary paper and evaluate how well this principle is utilized in the organization you are evaluating. 

Your research should be 8 to 10 pages and complete with bibliography.  You are to utilize a minimum of five (5) sources for your paper.


Chester Barnard

Warren Bennis

W. Edwards Deming

Henri Fayol 

Mary Parker Follet

Henry Ford 

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth

‚ÄčAbraham Maslow

Peter F. Drucker

Elton Mayo

Douglas McGregor

Henry Mintzberg

Michael Porter

Alfred Sloan

Frederick Taylor

Max Weber

Management Topics

The topics discussed in your textbook may not use the same vocabulary as the library's databases. Here are some suggestions which use the proper vocabulary.


  • Strategic Management - Search for - Strategic planning, Also - Business development; Business planning; Organizational goals; Organizational effectiveness.
  • Strategic/Tactical Plans - Search for - Strategic planning. Also, your topic plus the word "planning" - Healthcare - Planning; Information technology - Planning, etc.
  • Goal Setting - Search for - Goal setting. Also - Goal (Psychology); Management - Psychological aspects; Achievement motivation; Success - Psychological aspects. You may wish to combine the aforementioned with Planning.


  • Organizational Structure and Design - Search for Organizational structure; Organizational effectiveness; Industrial organization; Organizational characteristics; Personnel management; Organizational change; Organizations.
  • Human Resource Management - Search for Personnel management.
  • Managing Change and Innovation - Search for Organizational change - Management; Strategic planning; Technological innovations; Organizational effectiveness; Organizational change - Management; Creative ability in business; Creative thinking. 


  • Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior - Search for - Organizational behavior; Teams in the workplace; Creative thinking - Social aspects; Employee motivation; Motivation (Psychology); Industrial sociology, 
  • Motivating and Rewarding Employees - Search for - Employee motivation; Personnel management; Management; Incentive awards; Employees, Rating of; Employee morale; Job satisfaction; Psychology, Industrial; Organizational behavior,  
  • Leadership and Trust - Search for - Leadership; Management; Employees, Coaching of; Mentoring in business; Psychology, Industrial; Business ethics; Leadership - Psychological aspects; Interpersonal relations; Trust.


  • Balanced Scorecard - Search for - Balanced scorecard (Management); Industrial productivity - Measurement; Strategic planning; Organizational effectiveness - Evaluation; Organizational effectiveness - Measurement; Performance Measurement; Industrial productivity - Measurement; Benchmarking (Management); Performance standards; Key performance Indicators.
  • Value chain management - Search for - Business logistics - Management; Electronic commerce; Business logistics.
  • Quality Control - Search for - Quality control. Also - Production management; Total quality management; Process control; and Six Sigma.