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Summer 2013 Course BUS136-Introduction to Management (3 units)

Section #8101     Begins  6/10    Ends 8/1

Course Description

This course will provide students with basic knowledge of management concepts and vocabulary. Topics covered will include the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students will learn about the history of management philosophy, the characteristics of effective managers, business ethics, communication, and team work.

  • Instructor:  Steve Hixenbaugh
  • Email:
  • Textbook Information: Textbook:  Management by Plunkett et al. 10th Edition., Southwestern 2012 ISBN-13: 9781111221348  Approximate cost new $150.00
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 10 to 14 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. Remember this is a 17 week class condensed into 8 weeks!
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class and at least once weekly thereafter.
  • Assignments & Tests: There will be two chapter assignments (usually short essay questions) each week.  There will be a multiple choice midterm and final exam.  Two case studies of approximately 500 words are also required.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link