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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
Conner, Rosalind G.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management

Semester

S2J 2008 DN

Faculty

Conner, Rosalind G.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BA Psychology
Master's of Science in Management

Office Hours

By appointment only, call 816-309-8407

Daytime Phone

816-309-8407

E-Mail

rosalind.conner@park.edu

rosalind@rosalindconner.com

Semester Dates

March 20, 2008 - May 8, 2008

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 and EN 305B or equivalent.  It is strongly recommended that all major core courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Leaders & The Leadership Process
Jon L. Pierce/John W. Newstrom
4th, 06
ISBN:  0-07-298743-X
McGraw-Hill Irwin

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Business Management Periodicals, Internet, Trade Magazines, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, etc.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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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 choice 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. 3:0:3Prerequisite: MG352, MG 365 and EN 306B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core coursed be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

Educational Philosophy:
Students will be involved in active learning consisting of research, writing, oral presentations with the instructor and other students and a final exam to aide inthe exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.  Students will be successful when they are prepared for each class, participate in class and work effectively in teams within the class structure.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “Leader.”
  2. Define the term “Leadership Process.”
  3. Identify and discuss several traits that differentiate leaders from non-leaders.
  4. Describe and discuss the relationship between gender and leadership effectiveness.
  5. Describe five sources of leadership power(s).
  6. Discuss the Path Goal approach to leadership, especially as it applies to situational leadership and leader effectiveness.
  7. Describe at least three differences in cross-cultural leadership.
  8. Discuss the how and why negative outcomes are produced by some leaders.
  9. Describe the leadership process in work teams.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand corporate structures and strategic execution
  2. Succession planning; globalization and the impact on technology
  3. Needs Assessments and performance appraisals
  4. Training and Career Development
Core Assessment:

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 30 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 comprehensive 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.

Class Assessment:

Each student is responsible for materials covered in readings, handouts, presentations and a comprehensive group case analysis.  The group presentation will require you to work in a group, select an organization upon instructor's approval and apply your understanding of "Leadership" to that organization.
 
 

Grading:

Research based essay and presentation - 20 points
Final - 35 points
Class Facilitation - 20 points
Group Presentation - 25 points
Total - 100 Points
 
90-100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70-79% = C
60 - 69% = D
 

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Project submitted late will not be accepted without a Doctor's note that includes the registration number for that physician.  Work related absences should be discussed at least one week in advance.  This subject will be covered in more detail during the first class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class.  Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or provdiing items from missed classes. No makeup assignments will be given unless approved in advance by the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 1 - 2 in Part I( up to page 61) syllabus and other assignments will be reviewed in class.
Week 2 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 3 - 5
Week 3 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 6 -8, Class Facilitation
Week 4 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 9-11, Research Based Essay
Week 5 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters 12 - 14, Class Facilitation
Week 6 - Be prepared to discuss Chapters  15 & 16, Class Facilitation
Week 7 - Group Presentations
Week 8 - 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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