MG 401 Senior Seminar in Management
S2QQ 2011 HIH
Assistant Professor of Management
BS, AccountingMBAPhD, Business Administration (Management Policy/Information Systems)
Bldg 383 Room 111
Monday, Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00 or by appointment
14 March – 08 May 2011
11:30 - 12:45 PM
MG352 and EN306B or equivalent
Textbook: Pierce, J. L., & Newstrom, J. W. (2008). Leaders and the leadership process: Readings, self-assessments and applications, (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Irwin. ISBN: 13 9780073530284
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Managerial Thinking Concepts Handbook (posted in Doc Sharing)
Supplemental readings posted in Doc Sharing
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Educational Philosophy: I expect, as adult learners, for you to fully participate and engage in the weekly assignments, activities, and facilitated discussions. It is your responsibility to read the theory and foundation of the subject in the textbook, and come to class prepared to discuss the weekly chapters. I do not expect any students to memorize the subject matter and regurgitate it back; I am more interested in you understanding and being able to use the concepts presented. Participation in discussions is required. You are expected to surf online or read current articles (periodicals/newspapers) that apply to the course and be prepared to discuss them. My responsibility is to bring my experience in real-world application of the topic to the classroom, to introduce principles and practices as they apply to the subject, to engage each student in classroom discussion, and to introduce you to the concepts of critical thinking. Each student will be a member of a small group ‘team' for class discussions, presentations, and case analysis; I hope that each team member will ensure that all team members participate fully in the group endeavors. These requirements will provide the student with real-world experience in problem solving, decision-making, public speaking, and written communications; all of which are valuable elements of leadership and management in today's world. Together, we will make a great educational team, working together to both learn and have fun.
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.
In-class: During weeks 1 - 6, each individual student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of the participation to the class discussions; 5 points per week. (30 pts)
On-line: During the term, each student will receive a score which is determined by a rubric for on-line discussions; 15 points per week [weeks1 - 6] or 20 points per week [weeks 7 and 8]. (130 points)
Quizzes: Two quizzes will be given, posted on the class web site, and submitted through the dropbox. (40 points)
Student lesson: Each student will present a 10-15 minute class, using the smart board or other training aid, explaining one or more learning objectives. (25 pts)
Systems exam: This will be an open book and notes test, submitted as a MicroSoft Word [.doc] document into the dropbox, covering the first week’s topics. See rubric on the class web site (parkonline.org). (100 points)
Midterm exam: The midterm exam will cover the concepts presented in Chapters 1 –8 of the text. It will be an open book and notes test, submitted as a MicroSoft Word [.doc] document into the dropbox during week 4. See rubric on the class web site (parkonline.org). (150 points)
Final exam: The final exam will be comprehensive and will cover all of the core learning objectives. It will be a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES exam, as described above in the core assessment section. (300 points)
Research report: Students are required to submit a research report of not less than 8 pages (double spaced, 12 point Ariel or Times New Roman font) on a topic covered in one of the text’s chapters. The report must adhere to the School of Business standard of APA format, with a minimum of two references from printed material other than the course text and two references from the internet. You may include direct quotes, but you may not cite another paper cited by the author of the paper you are citing, unless you have read the cited article yourself. For each cited article, you must include an analysis of how the research article supports or refutes the subject matter as discussed in class and how it fits into the theme of your paper. The content will be graded on logic, depth of analysis, and linkage to the text’s chapter material. The report will be submitted electronically into the drop box.
Reports will be graded using the following rubric:
Spelling, punctuation, grammar 20 points
Format 10 points
References 10 points
Introduction 20 points
Transitions, thought flow 20 points
Content 60 points
Article concept summaries 40 points
Conclusion 20 points
Total 200 points
Oral and digital presentation: An oral assessment will be influenced by preparedness, speaking flow, thought transition, content, and communication ability (voice control, animation, training aids, etc.) (25 pts)
Grading: The final grade will be determined using the following categories:
Class participation 3% (30 points)
Discussion thread 13% (130 points)
Quizzes 4% (40 points)
Student lesson 2.5% (25 points)
Research report 20% (200 points)
Report presentation 2.5% (25 points)
Systems exam 10% (100 points)
Midterm exam 15% (150 points)
Core assessment 30% (300 points)
Total 100% (1000 points)
The final letter grade will be determined using the following rubric:
936 – 1000 points = A
851 – 935 points = B
701 – 850 points = C
601 – 700 points = D
0 – 600 points = F (or 8 unexcused absences)
Did your response indicate that you followed directions?
Did your response reflect 400-level work? (spelling, grammar, appropriateness, clear expression, depth of material)
Did your class responses indicate that you prepared for the class? (read text and any other outside readings/research)
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.
Initial response to the weekly discussion thread must be submitted no later than midnight on Thursdays; meaningful response to other students’ initial responses must be submitted no later than midnight on Sundays. Late responses that are trivial will receive a grade of zero points; late responses that are non-trivial can receive some credit.
A response to the weekly ‘lessons learned’ thread is not required; however, a meaningful response received before midnight Sunday may earn extra credit. The amount of extra credit is determined by the value of the response to the class.
Late assignments are not accepted without prior approval of the instructor. Even with approval, points may be deducted for late assignments. 5% loss each day and after one week, late assignments will no longer be accepted. If students have a medical or work related absence, they may be asked to provide proper documentation if any assignments were late.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction to the course, critical thinking, and leadership
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 1 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss syllabus and assignment schedule; demonstrate eCompanion; discuss systems theory, scientific method, and basics of organizations and management; establish class groups.
Week 2: The leader-follower relationship and leader roles
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 2 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss reading assignments; submit systems exam.
Week 3: Leadership process I
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 3 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss reading assignments; submit quiz 1.
Week 4: Leadership process II
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 4 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss reading assignments; submit mid-term exm.
Week 5: Participative and charismatic leadership
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 5 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss reading assignments; submit quiz 2.
Week 6: Transformational and bad leadership
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 6 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss reading assignments; open discussion of research report.
Week 7: Research reports
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 7 on the class web site
Class activities: Submit and present research reports.
Week 8: Testing your knowledge
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 8 on the class web site
Class activities: Complete final exam.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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:1/29/2011 2:00:48 PM