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MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
Cole, Vernal


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
SemesterF2E2004
FacultyCole, Vernal
TitleInstructor
Degrees/CertificatesMBA - Masters Degree of Business Administration
BBA - Bachelors Degree of Financial Accounting
AA - Associates of Arts Degree
Office LocationMCB Camp Pendleton CA- Classroom @ USNH room 1
Office Hours4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Daytime Phone(760) 415-9413
Other Phone(760) 598-6444
E-Mailp435631@Pirate.park.edu
vernalcole@hotmail.com
Semester DatesOctober 26,2004 to December 17,2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesBUSINESS/MANAGEMENT CORE
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Thomas/Strickland: STRATEGIC-MANAGEMENT, McGraw Hill, Irwin, and Thirteenth Edition, 2003

Additional Resources:
Recommended Web Sites:
1) Strategic Management Club Online www.strategyclub.com
2) Prentice Hall   www.prenhall.com/davidsm

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:
Senior Seminar in Business Management is the capstone integrative course for graduating business administration students.  This is an exciting, challenging course that focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies.  My philosophy is based upon creating a safe learning environment, which will encourage interaction and class participation. Lectures, guided discussions, and student research will assist in the development of strategic-management concepts and techniques the student will need to be successful in the business arena.  

Learning Outcomes:
Students' primary objective will be to use all the knowledge acquired from prior business courses, coupled with new strategic-management techniques learned, to chart the future direction of different organizations.  The major responsibility of the student in this course is to make objective strategic decisions and to justify them through oral and written communication.

On completion of this course the student be able to:

1. Demonstrate a high degree of competence in the use of a variety of disciplinary research methods to include both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

2. Develop and understanding of Strategic Management pertaining to the daily work environment

3. Utilize the philosophies of this class to explore world government and political situations

Course Assessment:
The course will consist of interactive lectures on strategic-management techniques and a review of general management, marketing, finance and accounting tools.  Special attention will be given to the integration of business concepts. Oral case presentations will be graded on content and delivery.

Student must read assigned material, prior to class meetings, and be prepared and willing to discuss topics. Students will also prepare cases, exercises, problems, and one special term projects assigned during the term. Student is required to take tests, and work at the pace set by the instructor. Assigned homework is required and is used as a part of the total grading system

Grading:
Testing             40%    
           
20% Mid Term (Chap.1-5) 20% Final(Chap.6-9)

Case Presentations           40%          
CASE STUDY -Oral/Written presentations and analysis. Presentations will be typed not to exceed 5 pages of collected data the student will use in the oral presentations. The written (support documentation) will account for 50% of the oral presentation grade.

Experiential Exercises       10%
(homework)

Participation   10%
(Class meetings - Q/A sessions)

* Grades are computed as: A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F BELOW 60 Grades are affected by attendance

Late Submission of Course Materials:
MAKE-UP POLICY: The making up of a test or classroom presentations may be reassigned and will be discussed only at that time of need. It will be at the option of the instructor. Of major importance, however, is the student's classroom and work attitude. Missed exams, quizzes or testing must be made up immediately upon the return of the student to class during regular class hours. If you are planning on missing a test or presentation you must make the adjustment and get the instructor's approval before the missed date. Late homework, term papers or projects may not be accepted if the student has not made prior arrangements with the instructor.                          

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Instructor's Promise:  To create a safe learning environment and promote class interaction. To facilitate learning through guided discussion of real world issues.

Students must promise: To be assertive, not aggressive. To be on time, not tardy or absent.
To come to class prepared, not unprepared. To treat other classmates with respect, not disrespect. To encourage and appreciate all input, not criticize the views of others.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

26 OCT - Intro, CH 1&2
28 OCT – CH 3
02 NOV – CH 4
04 NOV – CH 5
09 NOV – CH 6
11 NOV – HOLIDAY (NO CLASS) CH 7
16 NOV – CH 8
18 NOV – MID-TERM (1-8)
23 NOV – CH 9
25 NOV – HOLIDAY (NO CLASS) CH 10
30 NOV – CH 11
02 DEC – CH 12
07 DEC – CH 13
09 DEC – FINAL EXAM (9-13)
14 DEC – CASE STUDY/PRESENTATIONS
16 DEC – CASE STUDY/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 2004-2005 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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 .
Grading is based on the following: Mid-Term Exam 20% Final Exam 20% CASE Studies 40% Homework 10% Participation 10% Grades are computed as: A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F BELOW 60

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