Managing Organizations

Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

political science, public administration, women's studies

To manage or not to manage, this the question? Perhaps it is better to ask how to manage, when to manage, who to manage, where to manage, what to manage, and why manage? Just like organs in the human body, organizations do not function in isolation. Similar to most humans, public and non-profit organizations need sustenance, security, movement/change, aspirations, awareness of their internal and external environments, and... management. It is both a calling and job for managers to recognize and manage the multiple facets of any organization; especially the human components. In this course each student will have the opportunity to study organization theory/ development/ behavior, and practice their studies with hands on application of their own unique management style. Each student will learn to assess situations for a ripe "management moment," recognize strengths and weaknesses of organizations with the know how to implement recommendations for moving forward through action plans, networking connections for collaborations across organizations, maintain an organization's solvency linked to its budget and mission, and develop the skills of listening, public speaking, and professional writing.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Oct 7, Nov 18 6-10p, Oct 18-19, Nov 1-2, 9a-4p


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 10271

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