MGMT 0001

MGMT 0001 (Introduction to Management) is one of the Wharton online for-credit courses offered within the Pre-baccalaureate Program. 

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

MGMT 0001: Introduction to Management 

Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies.  

 This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies. We examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you begin to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:  

  • Recognize opportunities and challenges associated with strategy-making  
  • Identify how environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, inform managerial decisions 
  • Understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively 

About the Wharton Pre-baccalaureate Program

The Wharton Pre-baccalaureate Program is an academically-intensive opportunity for exceptional high school juniors and seniors to enroll in Wharton online courses. Participants will learn from Wharton instructors, earn a Wharton transcript, and accrue college credit for each course completed. With six sessions to choose from and built-in academic support, students are encouraged to explore the depth and breadth of Wharton’s business education curriculum with maximum flexibility and the guidance and resources to succeed.

Details

COURSE DETAILS 

This course is delivered via live synchronous class sessions, online assignments, online discussions, peer work and readings. To be successful, you must actively engage with ideas presented in the course, and with those posed by your classmates.   

Assessment is based upon active course participation, quizzes, written assignments, a group presentation, a midterm, and a final exam. 

 

COURSE CONTENT 

Course Topics: 

  • Value based strategy 
  • Industry analysis 
  • Corporate strategy 
  • International expansion and political risk 
  • Motivating workers and designing jobs 
  • Environmental Social Governance/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • Curating culture 

Synchronous Classes:  

Synchronous classes offer the opportunity to explore questions about the course and materials beyond the lectures through live interactions with your course instructor and your classmates. This class emphasizes discussion, and students are required to participate synchronously during scheduled class meetings. Live class sessions will meet twice weekly.   

Course Materials Fee 

None 

See full tuition details here. 

Requirements

Requirements:

Attendance: 

Course attendance and participation are expected on a regular basis.   

Technical Requirements: 

In order to fully participate in this course, you will need a computer that meets minimum system requirements for both Canvas LMS and Zoom Videoconferencing. Refer to the following links: 

Canvas LMS Support Resources 

Zoom Requirements and Support 

All programming originates from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Eastern Daylight Time). 

Instructional Team

Instructor: Sara Jane McCaffrey 

Sara Jane McCaffrey is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Sara Jane’s research interests include workforce skills, responses to globalization, the development of ethical markets, and corporate responsibility. Her publications include articles in Business & Politics, Business & Society, and Socio-Economic Review. In 2019, she received a Wharton Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding performance.  

Sara Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

INCLUDED IN ALL SUMMER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Wharton Global Youth Meetup (GYM)

Wharton Global Youth Meetup (GYM) is a creative, extracurricular community open to summer students as a way to connect to one another — and Wharton — before, during, and after their programs. Featuring both live and independent programming, the GYM is designed to ensure virtual participants don’t miss out on valuable community building and networking.
*The GYM is included in all online summer programs, except Understanding Your Money.