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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
Harrity, Andrew


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.
CourseMG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
SemesterF1H2004
FacultyHarrity, Andrew
TitleSenior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/Certificates

Office LocationNaval Hospital Beaufort, Room ON107
Office HoursMon.-Fri 9 A.M.-4 P.M.
Daytime Phone843-228-5315
Other Phone843-524-6953
E-Mailbeau@park.edu
adharrity@beaufort.med.navy.mil
Semester Dates8/16 -10/10/04
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PrequisitesMG101 or equivalent
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Arthur A. Thompson, Jr. and A. J. STRICKLAND, III, Straegic Management, Concepts and Cases, (13th Edition), Boston, MA, Irwin, Inc.

Additional Resources:
All textbooks used in MG core courses.

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 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

Educational Philosophy:
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

Learning Outcomes:
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.

Course Assessment:
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.

Grading:
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% Grading plan: 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 60 (or 3 unexcused absences)= F

Late:
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.

Conduct:
Students will have completed all assignments prior to the session in which they are due and be on-time for all classes

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
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 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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


Class participation is essential. Students are expected to meet all class schedules and be on-time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, TAD, or emergency are excusable.  However, the students must make up missed work (instructor will assign.).

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.  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 .

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