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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
Sienrukos, John


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management

Semester

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Sienrukos, John, Ph.D

Title

Professor

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. History
M.S. Counseling
Ph.D. Organization & Management

Daytime Phone

(915) 539-7599

E-Mail

jsienrukos@park.edu

jsdm46@excite.com

Semester Dates

13 March – 3 May 2006

Class Days

--Mon/Wed--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Thompson, A.A., Strickland, A.J., & Gamble, J.E. (2005). Crafting and executing strategy (14th Ed.).  McGraw Hill Companies, New York, NY.

Additional Resources:
Class handouts


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:
This course is designed as an instructor-to-student discussion and instructor-to- student and student-to-student discussion formats of personal experiences that will expand on leadership. concepts and issues.   Practical exercises, such as case studies and leadership assessment instruments will be introduced to expand upon concepts and current issues.  There will be two examinations: A mid-term and final examination as indicated on the course calendar.  Projects outside the classroom may be assigned.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “strategic management”.
  2. List four phases of strategic management.
  3. List four basic elements of strategic management.
  4. Define the term “strategy”.
  5. Identify the five forces that shape competition as described by Porter.
  6. Explain what is meant by the term "competitive advantage".
  7. List three directional strategies.
  8. List the five stages of international development.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. A. Understand and comprehend theories, concepts, and principles related to crafting a strategic plan for a business.
  2. B. Develop the capacity to think strategically about a company and its present business position, including its short and long term direction, its resources, strengths, weaknesses, and competitive capabilities.
  3. C. Provide the student with an insight into crafting business strategies, while evaluating and choosing business alternatives based on “what-if” analysis.
  4. D. Enhance knowledge of strategic analysis of various industries and competitive situations especially as they relate to the challenges of a global market environment.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Mid-term Examination—100 Points  
Final Examination—100 Points  
Class Participation—100 Points
Total points for course= 300 Points

Grading:
A - 90 - 100

B - 80 - 89

C - 70 - 79  

D - 60 - 69

F - 00 - 59

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Meeting and Examination Schedule

Week 1  

Monday (13 March)

Administrative notes and course overview
Introductions
No prior reading assignment

Wednesday (15 March)

Chapter summary for chapter 1
Discussion
Practical exercises

Week Two

Monday (20 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 2
Discussion
Practical Exercises
                     
Wednesday (22 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 3
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Week 3

Monday (27 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 4
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Wednesday (29 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 6
Discussion
Practical exercises

Week 4

Monday (3 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 7
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Review for Mid-term

Wednesday (5 April)

Mid-Term Exam Review

Week 5

Monday (10 April)

Mid-Term Exam Results

Wednesday (12 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 8

Week Six

Monday (17 April)  

Chapter summaries for Chapters 9 & 10
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Wednesday (19 April)                        

Chapter summaries for Chapters 11 & 12
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Week 7

Monday (24 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 13
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Review for final exam

Wednesday (26 April)

Review for Final Exam

Monday (1 May)

Final Exam

Week 8

Thursday (3 May)

Final Exam results




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
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.

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
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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
A. Students are required to complete assigned readings prior to class

B. Students are expected to participate in team discussions and practical exercises

C. Teams will present chapter summaries to the class each week  

D. All course work must be completed prior to the assignment of a final grade

E.  Students are encouraged to discuss for the class leadership situations, good or bad, experienced or witnessed, during their career; topics are open for questions, discussion, and critique by the entire class.

F.  Class handouts will be utilized to re-enforce important points and concepts, to spur discussion, and to necessitate team interaction.

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 .
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 .

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