Introduction to Management is a course that provides knowledge of interest to individuals of all ages and backgrounds who wish to learn more about managing careers, individuals, organizational situations, decisions, and relationships. The course features a graphic novel that chronicles the tales of Atlas Black as he works to fund his college expenses, start a new business, and act as a fledgling entrepreneur, along the way illustrating key concepts from principles of management. Recent studies conducted at OU find graphic novels are associated with superior student recall compared to traditional textbooks alone. The content of the course will use innovative delivery material including online lectures, a traditional textbook, and a graphic novel textbook, as well as a specific emphasis on businesses in the state of Oklahoma.
Patricia Polyak completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
If you know nothing about management it is an excellent introduction. It is creatively presented and is interesting. If you have been out in the workforce for any amount of time, you have seen these things in action but you learn how to quantify and understand what is going on. Be ready to keep up, there is a lot of reading.