Students explore the supervisory aspects of management, with a specific focus on effectively
motivating employees as a means of increasing productivity. Topics include motivational obstacles
and their causes; job design; leadership; goal setting and management by objectives; rewards; and
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the causes of performance problems.
- Understand how to assess the effectiveness of management practices in your organization.
- Describe several current management techniques and practices in the areas of leadership, job
design, goal setting and management by objectives, reward systems, communications and
- Workbook 1: The Causes of Motivational Problems
- Workbook 2: Job Design
- Workbook 3: Leadership
- Workbook 4: Goal Setting and Management by Objectives
- Workbook 5: Rewards
- Workbook 6: Supervisory Communications
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Print, self-paced students will need access to a computer to view their assignment files on the
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing of 50% or higher on the
overall course and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Motivational Problems
|Assignment 2: Job Design
|Assignment 3: Leadership
|Assignment 4: Goal Setting
|Assignment 5: Rewards
|Assignment 6: Communications
|Final Project *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through your Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information at the start of the course.