MG 440 Complex Organizations
F1T 2006 DLA
Szathmary, Michael L.
MCM (Contract Management) American Graduate UniversityMA (Management) Webster UniversityBA (Liberal Arts) Eastern Illinois University
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August 21 – October 15, 2006
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Textbook: Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach, 6E, Hodge, Anthony & Gates
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Educational Philosophy: Education should be collaborative endeavor between students and the instructor. The use of case studies to model and synthesize complex organizations is a valuable tool for student learning. Students are empowered to learn through their active participation in course activities. The instructor facilitates the learning process through lectures, homework assignments, case study projects and interaction with students in the class discussion boards.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: 1. Homework Questions (210 Points 21%)
2. Weekly Discussion (160 Points/16%)
3. Peer Discussion (80 Points/8%)
4. Term Writing Projects/Informational Case Studies
5. Proctored Final Exam (250 Points/25%) Please note that the comprehensive final is not a take-home test. In addition, the comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. Finally, the student must pass the final exam with a score of 60% or better to pass the course.
See Handout 1 - Information & Expectations for Class Assessments
Grading: The following Grading Scale will be used to assign letter grades:
A = 90-100% (900-1000 Points)
B = 80-89% (800-899 Points)
C = 70-79% (700-799 Points)
D = 60-69% (600-699 Points)
F = Below 60% (599 Points or less)
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See Handout 2 - Schedule of Weekly Assignments
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Attachments:Handout 1 - Information & Expectations for Class AssessmentsHandout 2 - Schedule of Weekly Assignments
Last Updated:7/31/2006 7:17:23 PM