School of Business
MGT/521 Version 5
This course applies the tools available to University of Phoenix graduate students and the competencies of successful managers to understand the functions of business. Students develop an increased awareness of their own perceptions and values in order to manage and communicate with others more effectively. Other topics include MBA program goals, argument construction, decision making, collaboration, and academic research.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
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Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
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Nickels, W. G., McHugh, J. M., & McHugh, S. M. (2010). Understanding business (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Robbins, S. P. & Judge, T. A. (2011). Organizational behavior (14th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Spatt, B. (2011). Writing from Sources (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/ St. Martin‘s.
Yukl, G. (2010). Leadership in organizations (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Constructing and Supporting an Argument
1.1 Identify channels for business communications.
1.2 Evaluate credibility and validity of sources of information.
1.3 Develop effective arguments.