Working Through Others
Management can be defined as: “The process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives efficiently and ethically.”1
The effective manager analyzes organizational needs and allocates human, financial, natural, and technological resources to reach desired outcomes. To be successful, a manager needs to have an understanding of the theory of organizational behavior and development along with well-developed skills in the areas of planning, leadership, organization, and process-control as it relates to people, ideas, and things.
Management at UIC
At UIC, the Bachelor of Science in Management prepares students to assume management positions in a wide-range of organizations. Our major requirements provide a solid foundation in organizational behavior & analysis and human resource management. We also offer electives in labor-management relations, negotiation and conflict resolution, diversity management, compensation systems, transportation and logistics, and organizational development. Students will complete a business core in marketing, accounting, finance, and management information systems to round-out their backgrounds. Upon graduation, the management student has a sound understanding of organizational theory and management and is equipped with the necessary tools to apply it in practice.
Our award-winning research faculty are especially known for their research in organizational behavior and human resource management. They publish regularly in well-known, peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences around the country and world. Our faculty also includes seasoned adjunct instructors with prominent careers in industry who enrich our program through the hands-on experience they offer students.
Kreitner, and Kinicki, Organizational Behavior (6th
Edition) New York: McGraw Irwin, 2004, p.6