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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
Kinsman, David W.


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

U1OO 2006 WO

Faculty

Kinsman, David W.

Degrees/Certificates

M.A.O.M

Daytime Phone

(573) 337-0237

Other Phone

(417) 458-1323

E-Mail

david.kinsman@park.edu

eaglecresthomes@gmail.com

Class Days

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Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Thompson, A.A. Jr. & Strickland, A.J. III  (2000).  Strategic management:  Concepts & cases  (13th ed.).  Burr Ridge, IL:  Irwin McGraw-Hill Publishers.  ISBN:  0-07-244371-5.


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. Prerequisites: MG352  and EN306B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core  courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I am here for you! I will work with each student and meet with you outside of class as needed to ensure you complete the learning objectives and meet the overall course objectives.  If you need to reach me outside of class time, you can e-mail me—my address is eaglecresthomes@gmail.com.  You can call my home at (417) 458-1323 my cell phone (573) 337-0237.  Feel free to call this number for anytime and I will help.

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.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Exam dates and reading assignments are listed in the "Class Meeting & Examination Schedule".  Students are expected to read weekly assignments, participate in class activities/discussions, prepare five (5) written case studies (minimum of three (3) pages each) and prepare a written class project (minimum of fifteen (15) pages).

Grading:
GRADING POLICY:
Case Studies  25% (5 @ 5% each)
Class Project  25%
Mid-Term Examination  25%
Final Examination  25%
TOTAL  100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will be presented or turned in as assigned; I reserve the privilege to deduct 10% off each late assignment.  To pass the course, all of the major assignments (20+ points) must be completed.  Late work will not be accepted without a really good reason, and a 10% penalty may be assessed.  If you are absent, you may turn in the due work upon returning to class; email me the paper, and you will have 1 week to catch up on the work you missed the week you were absent.  After that grace period, a 1 letter grade reduction per week late will accrue.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is expected at all class meetings.  Marketing is a hands-on course and many in-class activities will be used to stress important or difficult concepts.   In case of an emergency the student must contact the instructor or the Park University – FTLW office prior to missing a class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:
SESSION/DATE SUBJECT ASSIGNMENTS
Week 1   Introduction Chapter 1
Lecture on the Strategic Management Process

Week 2   Lecture on the Developing Vision Chapters 2 & 3
Competitive Analysis
1ST CASE STUDY DUE
1ST CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 3   Lecture on Evaluating Company Resources
       Chapters 4 & 5
Competitive Capabilities & Strategy Review for Mid-Term Examination (Chapters 1- 5)  
2ND CASE STUDY DUE
2nd CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 4 Lecture on Globalizing Markets & Internet Chapters 6 & 7
MID-TERM EXAMINATION (Chapter 1-5)
3RD CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 5 Lecture on Tailoring Strategy,
       Chapters 8, 9 & 10
Strategy Competitive Advance, and
Strategies of Diversified Companies
3RD CASE STUDY DUE
4TH CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 6 Lecture on Building Resource Strength & Chapters 11 & 12
       Organizational Capabilities and Managing the
       Internal Organization
4TH  CASE STUDY DUE
5TH CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 7  Lecture on Corporate Culture & Leadership Chapter 13
Review for Final Exam (Chapters 6 Thru 11)
5TH  CASE STUDY DUE
6TH CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week 8  Final Examination (Chapters 6-13)
FINAL CLASS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT DUE
PRESENTATION OF CLASS PROJECT

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 honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Student who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park University.

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—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

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

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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Last Updated:5/16/2006 8:56:14 AM