MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
U1B 2009 BL
Bachelor of Science degree in ManagementMaster of Business Administration degree
05/25/09 - 07/19/09
7:40 - 10:10 PM
MG352, MG 365 and EN 306B or equivalent
Leaders and the Leadership Process, 5th edition: Pierce and Newstrom, McGraw-Hill. 2008,
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Educational Philosophy: Students will be directed to in the cognitive process toward the development of the six cognitive skills of Bloom’s Taxonomy: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 assignments (5 sets) 50 Points
Research Paper 20 Points
Final Exam 30 Points
Total 100 Points
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.
1) Assignments, instructions, and due dates will be published using e-companion.
2) No late submission is allowed (even for absences and lateness).
3) In order to receive the maximum possible credit points, all assignments and Final Research Paper must be COMPLETE (according to the instructions) and always be submitted on time via e-companion dropbox no later than described and established due dates.
4) An additional printed copy for assignments must be brought to the class for discussion (and /or presentation) for those scheduled due dates.
5) One copy must be provided to each class participant for the Research Paper presentation.
6) Documents must be typed and submitted using only Word and using only the required formats requested by the instructor. PowerPoint (as an additional aid) can be used to support Final Research Paper presentation.
DATE: ASSIGMENT / TEST
Week 1: Introduction, Syllabus review, Class Admin, Lecture
Read and Study the following chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction to Leadership
Chapter 2: The Leader-Follower Relationship:
Fairness, Trust, and Ethical Behavior
Week 2: Class Admin, Lecture
Read and study the following chapters
Chapter 3: Leaders and the Role of Personal Traits
Chapter 4: Leaders and the Role of Gender
Week 3: Class Admin, Lecture
Read and Study the following chapters
Chapter 5: Leader Emergence: A Dynamic Process
Chapter 6: Leadership as an Influence Process
Review of Selection of Research Paper Topic
Week 4: Class Admin, Lecture
Chapter 7: Leadership and Leader Behaviors
Chapter 8: Leadership and Situational Differences
Submission of Selected of Research Paper Topic for Approval
Week 5: Class Admin, Lecture
Chapter 9: Leadership in the Cross-cultural Context
Chapter 10: Followers and the Leadership Process
Week 6: Class Admin, Lecture
Chapter 11: Participative Leadership
Chapter 12: Substitutes for Leadership
Research Paper Presentations
Week 7: Class Admin, Lecture
Chapter 13: Charismatic Leadership
Chapter 14: Transformational Leadership
Research Paper Presentations
Week 8: Class Admin, Lecture
Chapter 15: The Dark Side of the Leadership
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87ALL GRADED WORK FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE YOUR OWN. THEREFORE, YOUR MUST ALWAYS SHOW YOUR ORIGINAL INDIVIDUAL WORK IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED AND GRADED.
Every assignment and Final Research Paper instruction page states (or it is implicit once it is assigned) that you are not to receive outside assistance from anyone other than your instructor. To further clarify; classmates, spouses, coworkers, tutors, clergy, librarians, friends, and relatives are included as outside assistance. PLEASE DO NOT VIOLATE THIS RULE.
WARNING: When I repeatedly see identical answers on assignments or Final Research Paper, I will be suspicious and will investigate.
When discussion questions request your answer in your own words, do not copy words from the textbook as your own. State YOUR understanding of the concept, not the understanding of some other person. If you are allowed to quote the textbook or other sources, you must use proper quotation markings and declare the source including web URL address or book page number from which you copied the text. Not following these rules constitutes plagiarism, and will be not tolerated. (This means you will not earn points for the assignment, and if the plagiarism does not stop immediately you will FAIL the course. Additionally, a report of the incidence will be sent to your permanent academic report file).
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Instructors 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 and it will result in lower grade.
2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
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 .
Last Updated:5/6/2009 11:45:35 AM