Making Change: Business Management in Turbulent Times

Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 quarters

Taught by

  • UG

The title of this upper-division business program is intended to convey that we will study two aspects of “making change.”  Our primary focus will be on making change in the sense of how to respond to new challenges, foreseen or unforeseen, in the business environment.  We will consider both how to anticipate and respond to these challenges and also how to design an organizational structure that is resilient enough to adapt readily to whatever comes along.  We will also look at the need for and techniques of managing the routine aspects of a business or organization – that is, making change as represented by what happens (used to happen?) at the cash register during a business transaction.  If the manager doesn’t look after these sometimes boring and generally routine tasks the organization will founder.  While we will deal with business, most of what we study will apply also to government and nonprofit organizations.

Program Details

Fields of Study

business and management

Preparatory For

business and management.

Quarters

Fall Open Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day

Advertised Schedule

First winter class meeting: Monday, January 9th at 9am (Sem II C3105)

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

Revisions

DateRevision
2016-05-04New fall-winter opportunity added.