MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
F2J 2010 DN
Conner, Rosalind G.
BA PsychologyMaster's of Science in Management
By appointment only; 816-309-8407
October 20 - December 8, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
MG352 and EN 305B or equivalent. It is strongly recommended that all major core courses be completed prior to enrolling in this course.
Textbook: Leaders & The Leadership Process
Jon L. Pierce/John W. Newstrom
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Students will be involved in active learning consisting of research, writing, oral presentations and a final exam to aide in the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions of the business management environment in which we work today. Together we will explore the roles that leaders plan in the growth and development of their organization. My role is to challenge your leadership thoughts, skills and abilities.
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 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.
Self Assessment Measures - 100 points = 10% of the final grade
Business Plan - 100 points = 10%
Class Facilitation - 75 points = 7.5%
Book Review - 150 points = 15%
Current Events 75 points = 7.5%
Group Presentation - 200 points = 20%
Final Exam - 300 points = 30%
90 - 100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F
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 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.
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 providing items from missed classes.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - review syllabus. All assignments will be reviewed for the entire class. Come prepared to discuss chapters 1 & 2.
Reading Number Assignments: 3 - 5, 7 - 9, self assessments: Complete the self assessments on pages xxvi and 31
Week 2 - Review Chapters 3 - 5, Current Event #1 due, Self Assessments on pages 73 and 98
Week 3 - Review Chapters 6 - 8, Class Facilitation, Current Event #2, self assessment on pages 130, 131, and 147 - 150
Week 4 - Review Chapters 9 & 10, Class Facilitation, Self Assessments on pages 223
Week 5 - Review of Chapters 11 & 12 - Business Plan Due, Current Event #3 due, Self Assessments 284316, 317
Week 6 - Review Chapters 13 & 14,Class Facilitation, Book Review due, self assessment on page 392
Week 7 - Review of Chapter 15, Group Presentation, self assessment on page 430
Week 8 - Group Presentations, Final Exam
* self assessments due at the end of class
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