MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
U1OO 2006 WO
Kinsman, David W.
5:00 - 10:20 PM
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 email@example.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
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%
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
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
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 85-87Academic 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 85-87Plagiarism—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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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