MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
F1GG 2006 MI
Aubrey, John W.
MS, Adminstration, Central Michigan UniversityBA, State University of New York
1809 S. Broadway, Suite R
9 am - 5 pm
Aug 24, 2006 - Oct 16, 2006
5:00 pm to 10:20 pm
Required: Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage -- Thompson, Strickland, and GambleMcGraw-Hill Irwin, 14th ERdition
Recommended: Case-TUTOR™ companion software for students (available in downloadable file format at www.mhhe.com/thompson1e) --
POLICY REGARDING COMPLETION OF SELF TESTS ON ASSIGNED CHAPTERS
The Concept-Tutor self-tests at the website consist of 20-question practice exams for each of the assigned text chapters. It is expected that you will complete each of these practice tests in a timely manner (as indicated on the weekly schedule of class activities) and either e-mail your score to the instructor or else hand in a printout of your completed test on the days indicated on the daily assignment schedule. The minimum satisfactory grade on the practice chapter tests is a B.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Tests and Case Studies
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
PREPARATION OF WRITTEN CASE ASSIGNMENT
The written case assignment is to be prepared on an individual basis. It is expected that the content of your written case will reflect your thoughts and analysis rather than the work of others. The nature of the written assignment will be handed out in class about a week prior to the due date.
Suggestions regarding the preparation of written case assignments are discussed in “A Guide to Case Analysis” posted in the “Student Center” at www.mhhe.com/thompson. The criteria for grading written case presentations include:
Identification of key problems/strategic issues.
1. Use of appropriate analytical tools techniques, including the use of charts and tables where appropriate. You are expected to demonstrate that you can use the tools and techniques of strategic analysis presented in the chapters. Both breadth and depth of analysis will be evaluated.
2. Presenting realistic, workable, well-supported recommendations for action.
3. Use of good communication skills—failure to use good grammar, spelling, and other written communication skills will result in a full one-letter grade reduction.
4. Evidence of adequate preparation, pride of workmanship, and display of professional attitude and approach.
Written case assignments are due on the day the case is scheduled for class discussion (see the Schedule of Class Activities) and should be turned in to your instructor at the end of the class period. All written case assignments are to be prepared individually; group work is “out of bounds”.
Cases turned in after the scheduled class period are eligible for a grade no higher than a C (and that only if the paper is otherwise an A or B+ paper). No late papers will be accepted if submitted more than 2 class days past the scheduled due date (except by prearranged consent of the instructor).
All written cases are to be typed (double-spaced) and should incorporate correct form, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and communication skills.
Papers which, in the opinion of the instructor, employ disproportionately poor grammar and poor quality written communication skills will be assigned a grade that is a full one-letter lower than would otherwise be assigned.
Oral presentations consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question-answer session. The nature of the presentation is indicated on the schedule of class activities. You should assume the role of consultant employed to present your analysis and recommendations to the assigned company's senior management—(you do NOT have the option of ignoring this assigned role). All presentations should incorporate the use of attractive, effective PowerPoint slides.
Your grade on the presentation will be based on six factors:
1. The clarity and thoroughness with which your team identifies and articulates the problems facing the company and the issues which management needs to address—12%
2. The caliber (depth and breadth) of your team's analysis of the company's situation and demonstrated ability to use the concepts and tools of strategic analysis in a competent fashion—30%
3. The breadth, depth, and practicality of your team's recommendations, degree of detail and specificity of recommended actions, caliber of supporting arguments—20%
4. The caliber of your PowerPoint slides—13%
5. The degree of preparation, professionalism, energy, enthusiasm, and skills demonstrated in delivering your part of the presentation—15%
6. Your personal contributions to your team's answers to the questions posed by the class—how well you defend and support your team's analysis and recommendations during the Q&A period—10%. You are expected to answer questions posed by the class .
Appropriate dress for presenters is business casual.
Written case assignments
TOTAL POINTS: 650
Week 1 Read Chapters 1 and 2 Accomplish Exercise 1 in Chapter 1 and Exercise 1 in Chapter 3 in Written Form
Week 2 Read Chapters 3 and 4 Complete Assigned Cases
Week 3 Read Chapters 5 and 6 Complete Assigned Cases
Week 4 Read Chapters 7 and 8 Complete Assigned Cases
Week 5 Read Chapters 9 and 10 Complete Assigned Cases and Test over Chapters 1 - 8
Week 6 Read Chapters 11 and 12 Complete Assigned Cases
Week 7 Read Chapter 13 Complete Assigned Cases
Week 8 Make Oral Presentation of Major Written Paper and Turn-in Paper and Test Chapters 9 - 13
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