MG401 Senior Seminar in Management

for F1B 2006

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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management


F1B 2006 BLA


Moulton, Rodney


Senior Instructor


BS Chemical Engineering
MA Human Relations
MA Management & Health Services Management

Office Location


Daytime Phone

(915) 822-1161

Other Phone

(915) 491-8349


Semester Dates

July 31-September 23, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Thompson, Strickland, and Gamble:Crafting and Executing  Strategy, Concepts and Cases, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 14th Edition, 2005.

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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: 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

Educational Philosophy:
Each session will consist of conference and discussion of Strategic Management principles in a Seminar Environment. Tests will be given on the chapter material at mid-semester and end-semester. Individual and Group oral and written Case assignments will be given as well as a Group Strategic Management project for oral presentation. A Comprehensive Final Examination will also be given.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. List six of the eight tasks of Strategy Execution
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Objective and short-answer tests (2), Individual Written Case Studies (2), Group Oral Case Reports (2),

Group Strategic Management Project. 

Comprehensive Final Exam (The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam).


Tests (2): 20% (200 points)

Written Cases (2): 20% (200 points)

Oral Case Reports (2): 20% (200 points)

Group Project: 20% (100 points)

Comprehensive Final Exam: 20% (100 points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Makeup Tests will be scheduled at the discression of the instructor.

Late written and oral submissions may result in grade penalty, as described

by the instructor during the first week of class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Regular attendance, on-time, at all class sessions is expected. Legitimate absences are excusable, but makeup work will be required. Students should notify the instructor in advance of the class session, for an excused absence. Three unexcused absences may result in a failing grade for the course. Cheating on tests or plagiarism of written assignments will not be tolerated, and may result in course failure.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



31 July, 2006 Introduction and discussion of syllabus.

Conference on Chapter 1.

02 August Conference on Chapter 2.

Introduction to Case Studies.

SM Group Project assignments and guidance.

07 Aug Conference on Chapter 3.

Assignment to workgroups.

Group Oral Case Assignments Case 3.

09 Aug Conference on Chapter 4.

Work Group Activities.

14 Aug Conference on Chapter 5.

Work Group activities.

16 Aug Review, Chapters 1-5.

Written Case Assignments Case 5.

Group SM Project Company Names.

21 Aug Test #1 (Chapters 1-5).

Work Group Activities.

23 Aug Conference on Chapter 7.

Group oral case presentations (Case 3).

Group Strategic Management Project Functions.

28 Aug Conference on Chapter 10.

Group Oral Case Assignments, Case 35.

30 Aug Conference on Chapter 11.

Work Group activities.

04 September Written Case 5 due. Case 29 assignments.

Group Oral Mission & Vision statements.

06 Sept Conference on Chapter 12.

Work Group activities.

11 Sept Conference on Chapter 13.

Group Oral Case Presentations (Case 35)

13 Sept Written Case 29 due.

Group Oral Objectives. Review.

18 Sept Test#2. (Chapters 7,10-13)

20 Sept Group Strategic Management Project Final

Reports, and Comprehensive Final Exam.

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 87-89

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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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