MGS600 - Management Studies: Supervision

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Subject Title
Management Studies: Supervision

Subject Description
This subject presents, analyses and demonstrates concepts and specific skills in supervision. Each supervisory function is discussed from the standpoint of how each function relates to become the management process. The subject is essentially practical in approach. Numerous illustrations and materials that depict how supervision and management are practised in today's organizations are used to help students develop supervisory skills.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the nature of the supervisory position; the characteristics of effective supervisors; and major issues confronted by those who make the transition to supervisory positions.

2. Explain forces and issues affecting the supervision function in contemporary organizations.

3. Describe the fundamentals of the supervisor-employee relationship and demonstrate how to use these to foster good human relations in the workplace.

4. Analyse and demonstrate skills in planning and decision making, both as an individual and as a supervisor.

5. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in meeting human resource requirements through staffing, including effective selection, interviewing, orientation and training of employees.

6. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in effective communication both one on one and in group situations.

7. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in effective conflict resolution, including employee counselling.

8. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in motivating employees in ways that contribute to effective employee and group performance and that produce a positive and productive work environment.

9. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in performance management.

10. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in effective use of groups and teams in the workplace.

11. Describe and demonstrate the concepts and techniques involved in effective leadership as a supervisor.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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