All textbooks used in MG core courses.
Consideration of managerial problems and/or policies. Topics include: the role of values and assumptions in administrative situations, especially their influence on administrators choices 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. Pre-requisites: MG 352 and EN 306B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course. 3:0:3
The student will be involved in active learning consisting of classroom academics, research, writing, oral interaction with the instructor and other students, and examinations, all aimed at the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions
Students will be able to recognize and understand a corporation's strategic management cycle, from defining the business to strategy formulation to implementation and execution to evaluation of the results to reformulation and fine-tuning the (strategy) plan. In addition, students will be directed to focus on the managerial application of such strategic concepts as driving forces, strategic groups, competitor analysis, key success factors, distinctive competence, strategic fit, switching costs, first-mover advantages, and strategic business units.
Typewritten Comprehensive Case Report; Group Case Report along with an oral discussion of the key points in the case; Two multiple choice exams and a final essay exam.
Multiple choice exams 15% each Ch 1-7 & 8-13 (30% total).
Essay Exam Questions from Capters 1 - 13 30%.
Comprehensive Case Report 20%
Group Case and Oral discussion 20%
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 (or 3 unexcused absences)= F
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" paper). No late papers will be accepted if submitted more than 2 class days past the scheduled due date.
Students will have completed all assignments prior to the session in which they are due and be on-time for all classes
8/17 Introduction/Course preview; CH 1.
8/19 CH 2; coverage of key points in "Guide to Case Analysis"; Student Assignment Read Solar Feeder Case.
8/24 CH 3 Class discussion of case. Group Assignments.
8/26 CH 4 and CH 5.
8/31 CH 6 and CH 7; Assignment Read ZAP case.
9/02 Exam Chapters 1-7; CH 8.
9/07 Review exam; Class discussion of ZAP case
9/09 CH 9 and CH 10.
9/14 CH 11; CompCase outline due with exhibits identified.
9/16 CH 12 and CH 13.
9/21 Group meeting; Discussion: Determine if current global conditions, if applied to the group case, would positively or negatively impact the coutcome of the case.
9/23 Group case preparation and rehearsal for oral presentation.
9/28 Exam Chapters 8-13, Group case outline with individual assignments identified due.
9/30 Comprehensive Case due; Review Exam.
10/05 Review/discussion of comprehensive case.
10/07 Final exam, 10 Essay questions from Chapters 1 through 13.
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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 101
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .
This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.