This course is the foundation for the study of management as an academic discipline. As such, the functions, activities and principles of management and organizational leadership in business and other institutions are presented and examined. The philosophy, history, current practices and issues in the areas of motivation and human relations, individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior, organizational effectiveness, and development are presented and discussed in the context of managing organizations in a global society.
Eron Q. Pyles
Course: MG 371
Campus Location: Tinker AFB
Capt. Eron Q. Pyles joined the United States Air Force after high school and spent the first half of his career as an enlisted aircrew member on Airborne Warning and Control System.
While serving, Pyles earned a bachelor’s degree in management and upon completion of his degree, was selected to officer training school. He became a commissioned officer in the field of logistics and later earned additional degrees: a Master of Technology Management with an emphasis in project management and a Master of Business Administration.
Pyles has served in many leadership positions within the military, including unit command, and worked in several deployed locations around the world. After serving over 20 years in the Air Force, Pyles retired from active duty in 2014 and joined the private sector as a project manager/financial analyst for an oil and gas company. Earlier this year, Pyles began working as a program cost/schedule analyst for a large defense contractor.
In 2013, Pyles began teaching at Park University’s Davis-Monthan AFB Campus Center. He currently teaches courses in computer science, business, management studies and logistics.
A Palm Harbor, Florida native, Pyles is married with three children.