MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
F2QQ 2006 HI
BS, AccountingMBAPhD, Business Administration (Management Policy/Information Systems)
Monday through Friday, 10:30 – 11:15 AM, 12:45 - 1:30 PM
23 October – 17 December, 2006
4:30 - 7:15 PM
Textbook: Capodagli & Jackson, The Disney Way, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 0-07-012064-1 Collins, Good to Great, 1st edition, HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN 0-06-662099-6
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Educational Philosophy: I expect, as adult learners, for you to fully participate and engage in the weekly assignments, activities, and facilitated discussions. It is your responsibility to read the theory and foundation of the subject in the textbook, prior to class. I do not expect any students to memorize the subject matter and regurgitate it back; I am more interested in you understanding and being able to use the concepts presented. I expect discussions based on your real-world experiences and how you perceive the theory to apply to them. I expect research papers to include your analysis of how the research supports or refutes the subject matter as we discuss it in class. My responsibility is to bring my experience in real-world application of the topic to the classroom, to introduce principles and practices as they apply to the subject, to engage each student in classroom discussion, and to introduce you to the concepts of critical thinking. These requirements will provide the student with real-world experience in problem solving, decision making, public speaking, and written communications; all of which are valuable elements of leadership and management in today's world. Together, we will make a great educational team, working together to both learn and have fun.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Tests and Case Studies
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Attendance: Class attendance will receive full credit; absence, no credit. (50 pts)
In-class Participation: During the term, each individual student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of the participation to the class discussions. Of course, if you are not attending the class, you cannot contribute. (50 pts)
Examinations: Criteria will be printed on exams. (total 400 pts)
Case study: Assessment criteria will be posted on the class web site with instructions on conducting case studies. (100 pts)
Research paper: Papers will be graded using the following rubric:
Spelling, punctuation, grammar 30 points
Format 15 points
References 15 points
Introduction 30 points
Transitions, thought flow 30 points
Content 60 points
Article concept summaries 90 points
Conclusion 30 points
Total 300 points
Oral presentation: Assessment will be influenced by preparedness, speaking flow, thought transition, content, and communication ability (voice control, animation, training aids, etc.) (100 pts)
Grading: Attendance 50 points Class participation 50 points Core Assessment exam 200 points In-class exam 200 points Case analysis and presentations 100 pointsIndividual research paper 300 points Research presentations 100 points Total 1000 points Grading impacts: Did your response indicate that you followed directions? Did your response reflect 400-level work? (spelling, grammar, appropriateness, clear expression, depth of material) Did your class responses indicate that you prepared for the class? (read text and any other outside readings/research)Grade scale: A 910 – 1000 pts B 810 - 909 ptsC 710 - 809 ptsD 610 - 709 ptsF Below 610 pts or four unexcused absences
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Papers may be submitted at any before the due date, and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to an e-mail, to the instructor's e-mail address.
The current event case study paper is due at 4:30 PM on 13 November; it may be submitted until 5:45 PM (as download from thumb drive) without penalty. Later submission will result in a 20% grade penalty; papers will not be accepted after the start of class on 15 November.
The core assessment test will be completed during the seventh week. This is not a take-home exam. It is a closed-book, closed notes test taken during the class hours, using a Park University furnished laptop which will have the test paper as a Microsoft Word document to be completed by the student and submitted to the instructor by the end of class. As such, there is no late submission considered.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: 23 – 25 October - - Introduction to the course, vision, mission, and goalsText: Disney - read chapters 1 – 2 Good to Great - read chapter 1Class activities: Introductions, discuss syllabus and assignment schedule; discuss systems theory, scientific method, management, leadership, communication, decision-making, organizational ends and means, planning skills; select research paper topic. Week 2: 30 October – 1 November - - Core values, working with others Text: Disney - read chapters 3 – 6 Good to Great - noneClass activities: Discuss personal/business values, customer orientation, marketing, team building, relationships, motivation, partnering, and shared values; analysis of class inspired examples; work on research paper.Week 3: 6 – 8 November - - Risk management, planning and conceptualizingText: Disney - read chapters 7 - 10 Good to Great - noneClass activities: Submit current event case study papers, discuss risk, innovation, training, planning, problem analysis, strategic and operational planning, communication and transformation/change concepts; case study presentation and discussion; analysis of class inspired examples; work on research paper.Week 4: 13 – 15 November - - Implementing the vision, testing your knowledgeText: Disney - Read chapter 11 and epilogueGood to Great - noneClass activities: Discuss planning concepts (from vision through operational implementation), corporate analysis: marketing and SWOT; case study presentation and discussion; analysis of class inspired examples; complete mid-term exam; work on individual research paper. Week 5: 20 – 22 November - - Leadership, employees, the truthText: Disney - noneGood to Great - read chapters 2 – 4Supplemental references from lesson planClass activities: Discuss leadership, management, and motivation; work on individual research paper.Week 6: 27 - 29 November - - The breakthrough Text: Disney - noneGood to Great - read chapters 5 - 7Class activities: Discuss text reading; work on individual research paper.Week 7: 4 – 8 December - - Wrapping it up, testing your knowledge Text: Disney - noneGood to Great - read chapters 8 - 9Supplemental references from lesson planClass activities: Review notes on core objectives; complete core assessment; discuss text reading; work on research paper.Week 8: 11 – 15 December - - Demonstrating your knowledge of the concepts Class activities: Open class discussion of any presented topics; submit research paper (due 11 December); and make presentations.
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
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Welcome to Senior Seminar in Management (MG 401)! We will begin with a discussion of systems theory and the scientific method of problem solving/planning, and how these two topics fit into our coursework. We will read and discuss both texts and some supplemental material dealing with motivation, leadership, and policy/strategy.
1. There will be two examinations, both of which will consist of essay questions.
· The first, an in-class examination, will be given in the Wednesday class of the fourth week and will test your knowledge of concepts of management, leadership, organizational structure, problem analysis, and planning.
· The second (Core Assessment) will be submitted during the seventh week, and will test your knowledge of the course learning outcomes listed above and the concepts involved in the integration of marketing, finance, and operations into corporate strategy planning. This is not a take-home exam. The core assessment test is a closed-book, closed notes exam which must be completed on a Park University notebook in class during the regular class hours. It is a Microsoft Word document which will be on the computer and must be submitted as an email attachment to the instructor (using the class wireless network) or transferred to the instructor's laptop computer via thumbdrive during class time. You will be well served to carefully read and understand the core assessment rubric which follows.
2. Each class will involve class discussion. For sessions that involve text readings, students are expected to bring real life examples to class that relate to text readings (topics, issues, publications, experiences, anecdotes, etc), and actively participate in class discussions. For sessions that include presentations, students are expected to contribute to the discussion of the presentation, either supportive or questioning (but not aggressively).
3. Current event case study: Each student will prepare a written summary (4 – 6 pages, double-spaced, 12 point type) of a current published event (newspaper, magazine, web story, etc.) related to leadership/management, corporate ethics, strategic management, or competitive advantage, and make a 5 – 10 minute presentation to the class. Students will coordinate topics with the instructor to assure non-duplication. Papers are due at the start of the class on 13 November; presentations will begin during the class on 13 November and will be scheduled during following classes, depending on the number of students in the class.
4. Each student will prepare a research paper that will require analyzing a corporation. The analysis will include an in-depth look at the firm's mission, vision, policies, organizational structure, and strategies, as well as an evaluation of its competitive position in the marketplace. The research paper is due on 11 December; you must submit your paper by e-mail (Microsoft Word attachment). The paper will be 10 – 15 pages long, double spaced, 12 point type, using MLA or APA guidelines, and must use a minimum of 3 references.
My bioI spent almost 6 years in the USNR, ending as AE1. I then enlisted in the Army; 7 years later, as a Senior NCO, I went to OCS and became commissioned. Like you, I attended night school (but got a ‘bootstrap' at the U of Tampa to complete the last year) for a BS in accounting, then night classes again for an MBA from U of Utah. After I retired, the U of Utah recruited me into their PhD program in Business Administration (Management Policy and Information Systems). I have worked for Sperry Corporation, TRW, and my own consulting firm; and have been teaching as an Adjunct Professor for many years. I am now a full-time faculty member of Park University.
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