MG401 Senior Seminar in Management

for U1G 2006

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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management


U1G 2006 GRI


Brenamen, Richard A.


Senior Human Resource Instructor

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

5 June - 30 July 2006

Class Days

As Agreed Upon (Individual Instruction)

Class Time

As Agreed Upon (1 1/2 hours per week)


EN 306

Credit Hours


Strategic Management Formulation, Implementation and Control, John Pierce and Richard Robinson Jr.. 9th Ed, Irwin Publishing

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:
My educational philisophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today's business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necessary information to make a practical application of the material. With the emphasis on today's business environments and activities in that environment.

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:
The learning accessment will be made through the use of exams, papers, projects and research.

Mid term exam    100 points
Final exam       100 points
Article and presentation  100 points
Research project  100 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission will only be accepted due to exceptional circumstances and must be coordinated with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times. The use of cell phones and pagers will only be allowed in cases of duty requirements and coordinated ahead of time with the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This course is being offered as an Individual Instruction and the dates and times will be agreed upon between the student and the instructor.

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

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

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: .


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