THOMAS MORE COLLEGE ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAM MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MGT-MBA 611: MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DESIGN
MBA Cohort 72
Rob Harris Eddie Ostriecher August 2012 Thomas More College
MGT 611 Course structure and grading policies
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the MBA program through the study of various instrumental techniques and management concepts. Students will learn writing and research requirements that build critical thinking skills in the evaluation on and reflection on managerial decision making, teaming, communication protocols, motivation of employees and firm performance.
MGT 611 is organized around the following comprehensive topics. Research and writing in graduate programs Case analysis Teaming at work Communication in professional settings Motivation and incentivizing performance Organizational culture Leadership Firm performance
Course Objectives and Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will understand the performance expectations for graduate student work, be able to apply case analysis methodology to common managerial situations, recognize and manage interpersonal dynamics within a team, be able analyze variables within an organizational culture employ appropriate techniques in communicating in a professional context understand of employee behavior is shaped by incentives appreciate the importance of the study of organizations to the management generalist identify key strategic variables under the general manager’s control
Supplemental Materials Article: Downloadable from MyTMC Kerr, S. (1995). On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B. Academy of Management Executive. 9 (1), 7-14 MGT 611 Team weighting document – distributed in Week 5 MGT 611 Team weighting document – distributed in Week 8 Textbooks Ellet, W, (2007) Case study handbook: How to read, discuss and write persuasively about cases. Harvard Business School Press Books: Cambridge MA. (1422101584) Course download packet from Harvard Business School Press. Harvard Business Publishing Online - Harvard Coursepak Link Austen-Smith, D. & Galinsky, A.(2007) Unilever's mission for vitality. Kellogg School of Management, Evansville IL. KEL364
MGT 611 Course structure and grading policies
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Citations: from this discussion board are acceptable 9. Business news magazines and periodicals either print or online. a. These sources vary considerably in their usefulness due to a variety of factors b. These sources provide timely information and can serve as useful historical documents. For example, reviewing the Wall Street Journal or The Economist during a particularly interesting time for your firm should yield excellent information c. Caution should be exercised because articles in these sources are lightly edited and prone to mistakes, misinterpretation and bias d. These sources are also subject to advocacy journalism and plagiarism e. The usefulness of these sources is very limited and reliance on information from these sources will be scrutinized. 10. General news magazines a. These sources can often provide background information that can lead the search to more relevant literature. b. It is rare when a general news magazine or periodical provides useful information for a graduate level submission and thus should not be used as a secondary source. 11. Never cite the dictionary; graduate students should use more sophisticated sources for complex concepts Online database Resource at Thomas More College Library resource can be accessed here: http://www.thomasmore.edu/library/databases.cfm MyTMC password required Quick links to proquest documentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCaGDY-C6tQ http://proquest.com/en-US/support/training/tutorials.shtml Quick links to Hovers documentation http://images.hoovers.com/images/demos/quickstart.html http://library.fuqua.duke.edu/docs/hovgde.pdf
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