MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
S2R 2007 SC
Morris, Elaine J.
MAR 12 - MAY 6, 2006
5:00 - 10:00 PM
MG 352, EN 306B
Textbook: Leaders and the Leadership Process, Fourth Edition. Pierce, Jon L. and
Newstrom, John W. McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing Company. 2006.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., other
business publications, the daily newspapers, and the Internet.
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Educational Philosophy: This course will meet for the equivalent of 8 weeks, in order to cover
course material, case discussions, and assigned reading material.
The format will primarily be lecture, participative discussion of material and
issues occuring in the business environment, a written comprehensive
paper, and examinations to test progress, understanding, and
retention. Thiss course allows the student to participate in
dialogues, explore internet and web site materials, research additional
and updated materials in order to enhance the learning experience.
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.
Class Assessment: A. Final Course Grade: Intended to reward individual
effort. Evaluation will be on a number of elements designed to
provide ample opportunity to influence the final grade. The
course grade awarded is dependent on achievement of 60% or higher on
the Final Examination. See Core Assessment above.
B. Written Assignments: Evaluated on content, continuity,
originality of thought, and both analytical and communication
skills. More than 5 spelling or grammatical errors on more than
one page will cause a 10% grade reduction (even if some pages are
error-free), so be sure to use spell-check, grammar-check, and your ENG
101 or ENG 306 texts, invaluable resources. Written assignments
include your typed case discussion papers, written synopsis of
readings, and a 10-page formal comprehensive case paper. All work
is due NO LATER than agreed upon dates, with ALL written work turned in
by Week 7. Evaluation will include requirements outlined in this
section, any added Rubrics, handouts provided in class meetings (if
any), and information provided the first night of class.
C. Cases/Readings/Discussions: Evalueated on preparation,
content, continuity of thought, analytical skills, and how your
material reflectst the fundamental concepts of this and other course
materials. Readings,cases, and discussions must include material
included in the text and other researched material. Oral
presentations of readings or assigned material must be with little
dependency on note cards, as you are expected to be fully familiar with
the prepared material.
D. Examinations: The Mid-Term and Final Examinations are both
closed book and closed note exams. All reviews will be given
in-class ONLY, at the session previous to the scheduled exam, or as
agreed on the first night of class. If the student is absent, it
is his/her responsibility to obtain notes from a fellow classmate.
Grading: Grade Distribution: To be awarded based on course work as
assigned and completed, the student must ear the following total points
to accomplish the associated grade:
A -- 930 - 1000 points
B -- 800 - 920 points
C -- 700 - 790 points
D -- 600 - 690 points
F -- 590 points or less
Points will be awarded in the following manner:
Mid-Term Exam -- 250 points or 25% of total points available
Comprehensive Final Exam -- 300 points or 30% of total points available
Project Paper -- 250 points or 25% of total points available
Readings/Cases/Discussions -- 200 points or 20% of total points available.
Please note that the Mid-Term and Final Examinations are closed book and closed notes exams.
You must achieve 60% or higher on the Final Examination in order to pass the course.
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to be on time, having completed all reading and
written assignements prior to class sessions covering assigned material
or due dates. (ALL Readings MUST be completed prior to
lectures.) Any missed work is the responsibility of the student,
who will arrange (prior to the missed class session) with another
student to share notes or other class materials, including any handouts
(as these are only available on the nights presented).
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK 1: Introduction. Chapters 1 and 2. Assigned Readings.
WEEK 2: Chapters 3, 4 and 5. Assigned Readings.
WEEK 3: Chapters 6 and 7. Assigned Readings. Mid-Term Review.
WEEK 4: Chapter 8. Assigned Readings. Mid-Term Examination.
WEEK 5: Chapters 9 and 10. Assigned Readings.
WEEK 6: Chapters 11, 12 and 13. Assigned Readings.
WEEK 7: Chapters 14 and 15. Assigned Readings. Final Review. Project Papers are due.
WEEK 8: Chapter 16. Assigned Readings. Final Examination.
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: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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