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MG 440 Complex Organizations
Cote, Nathan P.


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Course

MG 440 Complex Organizations

Semester

F2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Cote, Nathan P.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Education
Masters in Public Administration
Masters in Human Relations

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone

505-373-0902

Other Phone

None

E-Mail

ncote@park.edu

ncote@zianet.com

ncote@nmsu.edu

Semester Dates

Oct 9 - Dec 2, 2006

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

MG 352 and MG 365. 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Hodge, B.J. Athony, W.P. & Gales, L.M. Organization Theory, A strategic approach, 6th Ed. ISBN: 0130330647

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Additional Resources:
To be provided in class during the term

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Course Description:

A sociological approach to the study of organizations. Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationship of organizational variables, and other related topics. PREREQUISITES: MG 352 and MG 365. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor believes in students taking responsibility for their own learning through active participation. Instructor facilitates learning process through lectures, readings, group exercises, dialogues, homework assignments, and exploration into critical thinking.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.
  2. Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.
  3. Explain classical and modern management  theories.
  4. those issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment
  5. Explain the strategic design of organizations.
  6. Define organizational culture, its formation, and aspects of change.
  7. Discuss organizational decision-making, different decision making processes, and the impact of technology of those procedures.


Core Assessment:


Instrument used for assessment: Case

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The instructor believes in students taking responsibility for their own learning through active participation. Instructor facilitates learning process through lectures, readings, group exercises, dialogues, homework assignments, and exploration into critical thinking.

The assessment device is a comprehensive case that is written in class during week during week 7 of eight week classes. The case poses problems faced by a fictional organization in which the solutions are presented by knowledge of the Core Learning Outcomes

The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.

Grading:

Participation and attendance: 360 points  (40 per class)
Final Examination: 240 points.
Case: 300 points
Homework: 100

A. 90-100 % = 900-1000 points
B. 80-89.9 % = 800-899 points
C. 70-79.9 % = 700-799 points
D. 60-69.9 % = 600-699 points
F. 59.9 % or less = Less than 600 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

There will be a full grade deduction for late submission unless prior approval is granted by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students will respect the comments made by other students in the classroom; students must attend class and actively participate unless supported by an emergency situation; and exercise critical thinking. Students are expected to arrive on time to each session and to remain the full class in order to avoid disruption. Partial attendance may be counted as an absence or significant deduction in attendance points. Results of outside reading, open discussion, and personal experiences and opinions are invited and an intregal part of this course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting 1. Course requirements, syllabus, and Chapter 1

Meeting 2. Chapters 2/3.

Meeting 3. Discuss Chapters 4/5. Homework assignment #1 is due.
Meeting 4. Discuss Chapters 6/7.
Meeting 5. Chapters 8/9 Homework assignments #2 is due.
Meeting 6. Discuss Chapters 10/11.
Meeting 7. Discuss Chapters 12/13. Project presentations.
Meeting 8. Project presentations. Final review and examination. The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes 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:
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.

  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 "W".
  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

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 .

Additional Information:
Homeword assignments will be provided in class.



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 - Explain issues surrounding organizations and how best to deal with those issues and concerns.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Explains the issues surrounding the organization , recommends at least three ways to deal with the issues, and supports the recommendations by referring to specific theories and concepts. Explains the issues surrounding the organization and recommends at least two ways to deal with the issues. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate analysis and/or less than three alternative solutions. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2 - Explain the impact of Societal Pressures on Organizations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Provides an explanation of the impact of societal pressures on the organization, and projects the outcome if there isn't any change. Provides an limited explanation of the impact of societal pressures on the organization. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate explanation of the impact of societal pressures on the organization. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Articulate those issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Submits a very complete, thorough articulation and descripti0n of the events and refers to the theory that would support change or a different response in the global environment. Articulates the a minimal number of  issues for the organization in the case and the events that are occurring. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate articulation of the  issues and the events. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 9 - To be able to define organizational culture, its formation, and aspects of change                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Provides an accurate an complete definition of organizational culture, its formation, and aspects of change Provide 80% of the definitions of organizational culture, its formation, or the aspects of change Provide an incomplete or inaccurate definition of  organizational culture, its formation, and aspects of change No answer or insignificant explanation 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
6 - Communicative the classical and modern management  theories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Explains the theories of the classical and modern management in the field of organizational behavior. Explains the theories of the classical or modern management in the field of organizational behavior Provides an incorrect or inaccurate explanation of the theories of the classical or modern management in the field of organizational behavior No answer or insignificant explanation 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
7 - Articulate those issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Articulate accurately those issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment using the current environment. Articulate accurately a minimum number of issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment using the current environment. Inarticulate the issues relative to the context of real organizations and real events in today's global environment using the current environment. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
10 - Explain organizational decision-making, different decision making processes, and the impact of technology of those procedures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Explain accurately all of the process of organizational decision-making, different decision making processes, and the impact of technology of those procedures. Articulate 80% the process of organizational decision-making, different decision making processes, and the impact of technology of those procedures. Explain the 50%process of organizational decision-making, or different decision making processes or the impact of technology of those procedures. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
8 - Explain the process of strategic design of organizations and its impact on culture.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Discuss the process of strategic design of organizations and its impact on culture. Explain 80% of the process of strategic design of organizations and its impact on culture. Inaccurately explain all or part of the process of strategic design of organizations and its impact on culture. No answer or insignificant explanation 

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