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Course Details

Course Code: MGMT617 Course ID: 2732 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course utilizes an experiential format to focus on a variety of concepts and practices associated with developing and managing an effective team. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the different approaches to management, motivation, and performance, along with some barriers to effective team efforts.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:

1: Explore the theoretical foundations of team management theory in business education, and human services.
2: Demonstrate mastery of positive team management practices.
3: Examine practical applications of team management in business, education, and human services.
4: Explain the meaning and importance of shared values, vision, commitment, team building, empowerment, and problem resolution.
5: Demonstrate the ability to critique existing team management practices and to implement positive strategies developing and managing empowered teams.
6: Show the ability to use computer applications to organize, interpret, and present team and group research data.
7: Establish a personal philosophy of team management and consider ethical standards related to the conduct of teaming business, education, and human services.
8: Develop and implement appropriate sampling techniques, which demonstrate mastery of the language and vocabulary of teaming.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 35.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.38 %
Week 2 Forum 4.38 %
Week 3 Forum 4.38 %
Week 4 Forum 4.38 %
Week 5 Forum 4.38 %
Week 6 Forum 4.38 %
Week 7 Forum 4.38 %
Week 8 Forum 4.38 %
Written Assignments 35.00 %
Week 2 Assignment: Academic Article Review 11.67 %
Week 5 Assignment: Personal Experiences with Teamwork 11.67 %
Week 6 Assignment: Annotated Bibliography 11.67 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Week 7 Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation 15.00 %
Week 8 Assignment: Final Course Paper 15.00 %

Required Course Textbooks:

There is no required text. Optional text:

American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Required Readings

See Lessons

Web Sites

The following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

American Management Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Book Title:Projects Without Boundaries : Successfully Leading Teams and Managing Projects in a Virtual World (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Martinelli, Rahschulte and Waddell
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.