MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
U1T 2007 DL
Little Rock, AR
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6/04/07 -- 7/29/07
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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. PREREQUISITES: 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
My role: It will be my role to guide your reading, to provide you with an occasion to think and explore the concept of leadership.
Your role: Be curious; be inquisitive; take your education seriously; open yourself up to new information and ideas; think about what it is that you are hearing and reading.
Our lives are filled with continuous contact with people who are in positions of leadership. We are continually experiencing the consequences of the acts of leadership; some of these may be rewarding and constructive; some may be frustrating, controlling, destructive, and dysfunctional. Regardless of the end of the continuum that they represent, they provide us with an opportunity to learn, observe, experience, think about, analyze, and learn from all of these leadership transactions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 401. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.
Each time you submit work, I will respond (In the comment section) to the work you submit with either a B, D, A, or combination thereof. For example, if you need additional Depth and Application as they relate to your work, I will provide the following comment:
Areas for additional focus: D1/A2. Note: A number (1, 2, or 3) by the letter indicates the degree to which additional focus is needed. For example, D1, indicates a small amount of additional depth is needed, a D2 indicates a moderate amount is needed, while a D3 indicates a substantial amount is needed. In terms of relating the above to point deductions, the following can be used as a guideline (Actual point deductions may vary somewhat)
Homework Point Deductions
Case Point Deductions
I will submit "summary" grades via email to you after the first two weeks, after the next three weeks, and then after the final three weeks. You are more than welcome to contact me any time you wish to discuss your grades-to-date. Also, your participation grade will be determined by your positive responses to the case postings of others and your timeliness in terms of submitting your work, etc. Note: Five point penalty for late work
90% to 100% of total points = A
80% to 89% of total points = B
70% to 79% of total points = C
60% to 69% of total points = D
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
Week 1Leadership Lessons from Homer’s OdysseyRead: PrologueSelf-Assessment: Self-confidenceRead: Kramer (1992)The Concept—Leadership—What Does It Mean?Read: Introduction to Chapter One (Introduction to Leadership), Pierce & Newstrom (2003)The Meaning of the Concept Leadership (cont)Read: Murphy (1941); Hollander & Julian (1969))The Leader-Follower RelationshipRead: Introduction to Chapter TwoSelf-Assessment: Leader-Member ExchangeRead: Scandura (1999); Dirks (2001); Graham (1993) Case: Sam PerkinsWork due by the end of the week: Homework and case assignment
Week 4What do Leaders do? As a Behavior, What is Leadership?Read: Introduction to Chapter Seven (Leadership and Leader Behaviors)Self-Assessment: Initiating Structure and ConsiderationRead: Bowers & Seashore (1966); Fleishman & Harris (1962); Tjosvold (1984)MID-TERM EXAMINATIONWhat Role does the Situation Play in the Leadership Process?Read: Introduction to Chapter Eight (Leadership and Situational Differences)Self-Assessment: Least-Preferred Co-worker (LPC)Read: House & Mitchell (1974)Read: Fiedler (1972); Hersey (1996)Case: NoneWork due by the end of the week: Homework and midterm
Week 5What Role does the Cultural Context Play in the Leadership Process? Read: Introduction to Chapter Nine (Leadership in the Cross-Cultural Context)Self-Assessment: Individualism-CollectivismRead: Hofstede (1993); Dorfman, Howell, Hibino, Lee, Tate, & Bautista (1997)What is the Role of the Follower in the Leadership Process? Read: Introduction to Chapter Ten (Followers and the Leadership Process)Read: Greene (1975); Sanford (1980); Hollander (1992)Case: A Different Style of LeadershipWork due by the end of the week: Homework and case
Week 8 Dysfunctional Aspects of LeadershipRead: Introduction to Chapter Fifteen (Dysfunctional Aspects of LeadershipSelf-Assessment: MachiavellianismRead: Miller (1977)FINALWork due by the end of the week: Homework and final
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. It will be dealt with very swiftly and very appropriately.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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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