MG 620 Leadership in Organizations
S1P 2006 DL
M. A., Penn State University; plus 60 hours of additional graduate studies.
Jan 9 to Mar 5, 2006
5:30 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Textbook: REQUIRED: Kouzes and Posner, The Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition, ISBN 0-7879-6833-1 (2003)
REQUIRED: Jack Welch, JACK: Straight from the Gut, ISBN 0-446-69068-6 (Oct 2003)
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: SUGGESTED STYLE MANUAL: Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th edition, ISBN 0-226-81627-3 (although any standard style manual is acceptable)
Course Description: Discusses leadership in organizations, problem solving techniques and communication, coordination, and human relation skills required for managerial success. Topics covered include principles and practices of management functions such as planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling.
Educational Philosophy: We learn about leadership from observing successful leaders. In this class we will read about them and view them in action via video.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: One hundred points may be earned: Weekly assignments (20 points), two leadership video reports (10 points each), research paper on Jack Welch (20 points) , research paper on an individual of choice (20 points), and a final exam (20 points).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Don't submit material late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Demonstrate your leadership characteristics.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Submit answers to Kouzes and Posner questions.
Week 2: Submit answers to Kouzes and Posner questions.
Week 3: Submit first leadership video report.
Week 4: Submit second leadership video report.
Week 5: Submit "What I Learned About Leadership from Jack Welch" research paper.
Week 6 Perform research for second reseach paper.
Week 7: Submit "What I Learned About Leadership from __" research paper.
Week 8: Final Exam
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers, will be helpful in this area.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 23-247. You paid to attend this course.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .