ABUS 4022W

About This Course

This course brings together key elements from practical experience (on the job) and theoretical study (in the classroom) to broaden your understanding of management as a profession. Your active participation will greatly enhance the course for everyone, as we will all be learning from each other's experiences. As this is a Writing Intensive designated course, another goal of this class is to learn to write and communicate more effectively.

Areas covered include:

  • Demands on today’s managers.
  • Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies.
  • Focus on managers in all organizations: small-to-large, for-profit, not-for-profit, and government.
  • Classical management theory at all levels as well as more cutting-edge theory for high-performing organizations.
  • Classical management functions of organizational planning.
  • Organizing resources.
  • Leading and motivating people, and controlling and evaluating organizational activities.
  • Gender and diversity in management and the impacts that having a diverse workforce have on managers and organizations.


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Bradley Goodell

PhD, clinical psychology, The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology; BA, psychology, Hamline University; Certificate in conflict management, Hamline University

Dr. Bradley Goodell is a managing partner and organizational and wellness consultant for Integrated Wellness Programs Group, LLC, where he heads the Healthy Worker Program, a program designed to assist employees with managing emotional health-related issues. He is a contributing author and content expert with Whitewater Learning and has authored educational modules related to wellness, mental health, and organizational wellness. He has a strong background in assessment and testing and also has significant experience in individual therapy for adults, couples, adolescents, and families, working with clients from diverse backgrounds and under-served communities, as well as at-risk adolescents in school settings.

  • ABUS 4022W – Management in Organizations
  • ABUS 4023W – Communicating for Results
Brian Simons
Brian Simons

MBA, supply chain and operations focus, Arizona State University; BS, international finance, Arizona State University; BA, history, Arizona State University; BA, political science, Arizona State University; BA, religious studies, Arizona State University.

Brian Simons has been an adjunct instructor since 2018 focusing on management and finance topics. In addition to teaching, he currently serves as the CEO of Janus Logistics Technologies, a VC back technology firm in the supply chain and logistics space. Previously he held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including Honeywell, United Technologies, and NCR as well as private equity owned firms.

Information Subject to Change

Course details, syllabus, and instructor are subject to change. Current course details can be found by clicking on the Term link(s) above.