MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
F2J 2006 DN
Pierce, Gwendolyn J.
Adjunct Sr. Instructor
M.S.M. Master of Science of Management, Baker UniversityB.S. Management/Human Resources, Park CollegeKCPDC Certification
October 23, 2006 - December 17, 2006
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Crafting and Executing Strategy "The Quest for Competitive Advantage" Concepts and Cases by:
Arthur A. Thompson Jr.
A.J. Strickland III
John E. Gamble
McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing Company - 15th Edition
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Educational Philosophy: Educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive. Lectures, readings, quizzes, work group, class discussion, examinations, writing, and the use of the internet and significiant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Tests and Case Studies
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Homework - Two Articles - Written
Group Work for Presentation
Core Assessment - Part of Mid-Term Exam
Core Assessment - Part of Final Exam
The mid-term exam and the final exam are not take home tests. The mid-term exam and the final exam will be closed book and a closed notes exams.
The grading will go as follows:
Homework - Two Articles from Kansas City Star, Wallstreet, Internet 25 pts each - 50pts (20%)
Group Work for Presentation on 7th Week - Individual grade 50 pt - 50pts (20%)
Core Assessment (20 pts)- Part of Mid-Term Exam (30 pts) 50 pt - 50pts (20%)
Presentation on 7th Week - Individual grade 50pt - 50pts (20%)
Core Assessment (20 pts) - Part of Final Exam (30 pts ) 50pt - 50pts (20%)
100%-90%=A, 89%-80%=B, 79%-70%=C, 69%-60%=D, 59%-less=F
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.Attend class and be prompt. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. 2.Due to abuses by students in past semesters, there will be no excused absences except in the case of extreme emergency. You are either present or absent. For emergencies, contact the instructor or the administrator as soon as possible at the campus on where you are taking the class.
3.Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Also, assigned reading will always be reviewed in class.
4.Examinations: There will be mid-term examination and a final examination. The examinations will consist of core assessment and multiple choice answers. The testable materials resides in the text. There will be a presentation of the group work with the case study paper and powerpoint. 5.NO makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. A written excuse form the campus nurse is acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children. 6.Written Assignment (presentation) The presentation will be written using proper spelling, grammar, and source citation. MLA is a requirement. 7.Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crashes. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out copies for backup purposes. 8.Paper Requirement – A paper is required from the group presentation.
Week 1 Introductions Introduction to course and requirements Have read Chapters 1 and 2 Choose Groups for Case - Work Group/Presentation Review Chapters 1&2, Discuss Learning Outcomes 1&2, Discuss Written Articles
Week 2: Review Chapters 3 - 4, Discuss Learning Outcomes 3&4, Break-up into Work Groups, Video Week 3: Review Chapter 5, Break-up into Work Groups, Follow-up on Written Articles, Video, Mid-Term next week over Chapters 1 - 5. Week 4: Core Assessment within Mid-Term (4 short essay questions/statements and 30 multiple choice questions. Review Chapters 6 & 7, Discuss Learning Outcomes 5 & 6, Break-up into Work Groups, Video, Discussion about companies and their management style
Week 5: Review Chapters 8 & 9, Discuss Learning Outcomes 7 & 8 Break-up into Work Groups, Video
Week 6: Review Chapter 10, Last meeting with the Work Groups, Discussion on local companies, Video
Week 7: Presentation Time - Bring in dinner Review for Core Assessment within the Final Exam. Same format as the Mid-Term - This final exam will be over Chapters 6-10
Week 8: Final Exam - Done with MG 401
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