MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
S1HH 2006 PA
Schneider, Robert F.
MBA (Management) Monmouth U 1978BA (Behavioral Science) Widener U 1972
Wright Patterson AFB
Contact Instructor at Office on WPAFB
9 January - 12 March 2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Built to Last - Collins/Porras
Good to Great - Collins
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: Consideration of managerial problems and/or policies. Topics include: the role of values and assumptions in administrative situations, especially their influence on administrators choices among possible ends and means; the skills, attributes and personal qualities that enhance effectiveness of responsible individuals as they work with others in organizations; and the determinants of organization and executive action. Pre-requisites: MG 352 and EN 306B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's objective is to incorporate previous learning in Management, lectures, case studies,excellent modern literature, interviews, guest speakers, research, and writing/speaking into a Macro view of modern management issues. The facilitators wants the students to understand philosophy, read modern thought and then see its application in the workplace.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: a. Class Participation is worth 100 points
b. Group project/presentation is worth 100 points
c. Interview of a Manager is worth 100 points
d. Organizational Paper is worth 200 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Failure to turn in all assignments by completion of the 7th class will result in minus 10 points for each assignment due per week late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class. On the third unexcused absence the student will receive a F in the course. Students are expected to do their own work for the individual papers and plagarism will not be tolerated. Misconduct in the classroom will be immediately referred to the academic dean for diciplinary action.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1. Introduction - Chapters 1&2 of both books - Class one will be a review of the syllabus, course objectives, philosophy, course content, grading, etc.
2. Best of Best - No assignments - Lecture on the history of modern management thought with a review of the "8 attributes of Excellence", "The 10 Attributes of a Winner", the 21st Century and beyond, and the Video - Futureshift (Barker)
3. Change Management - No assignments - students are expected to finish books as quickly as possible since they link to the course assignments - This class we address paradigms, Strategy/Strategic Planning and the Video - Paradigm Pioneers (Barker)
4. Vision - Students will unnderstand Vision, Mission, Visionary Leadership, Vision Statements vs Mission Statements.
5. Leadership/Strategic Planning - We will discuss Level 5 leadership, the Stockdale paradox, Good to Great, Vision and effective Strategy, the 12 Myths.
6. Customer Service/Services - HBR Case study - Are customers always right? Case study discussion.
7. Group Presentations - All groups
8. Equal Employment Opportunity - EEO, Sexual Harassment, selection of employees, etc - opportunity to address laws of the land and how they impact modern management thought.
9. World Class Organizations - Both books - Final discussions on assignments and class.
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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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
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 .