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### Mgt 521 syllabus

1. 1. MGT 521 ManagementCourseSyllabusUniversity ofPhoenixMGT 512 OnlinePlease print a copy of this syllabus for handy reference.Whenever there is a question about what assignments are due, pleaseremember this syllabus is considered to be the ruling document.GENERAL COURSE INFORMATIONCOURSE NUMBER: MGT 512COURSE TITLE: ManagementREQUIRED READING: Students are required to read all materials available atthe rEsource site for this course on http://mycampus.phoenix.edu.General Course DescriptionSee Course Description in the rEsource materials or module for this course.Course ObjectivesSee Course Objectives in the rEsource materials or module for this course.The Online Weekly ScheduleElectronic weeks begin on Tuesday and end on Monday.Day 1 – TuesdayDay 2 – WednesdayDay 3 – ThursdayDay 4 – FridayDay 5 – SaturdayDay 6 – SundayDay 7 – MondayWhere to Go to Class: Your Course ForumsMain: This is the main forum for the class and is where discussion is conducted.It has read-and-write access for everyone.Chat-Room: This is a read-and-write access forum. It is designed as a place todiscuss issues not related to the course content. This is the forum to which wewill send our bios.Course Syllabus Page 3 MGT521r1
7. 7. MGT 521 Management74-76 C70-73 C-67-69 D+64-66 D60-63 D-<59 FPartial points will be rounded to the nearest full point; for example, 83.4=83 leadsto a grade of B-; and 83.5=84 leads to a grade of B.Point Values for Course AssignmentsWeek One: Management and the MBA 9Participation 4Individual Assignment: Scavenger Hunt 3Assessed Question: MBA Matrix 2Week Two: Argument and Collaboration 18Participation 4Individual Assignment: Construct and Support anArgument 14Week Three: Problem solving 20Participation 4Learning Team: Learning Team Charter 2Individual Assignment: Analysis of Team Charter 14Week Four: Business Overview 10Participation 4Individual Assignment: Self Reflection Paper 5Assessed Question: Identifying Issues 1Week Five: Business Overview II 25Participation 4Individual Assignment: Create a Problem Statement 20Assessed Question: Concentration Consideration 1Week Six: Ethics and Strategy 18Individual Assignment: Personal Values 18Point Total 100
9. 9. MGT 521 ManagementAll Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 daysduring the week.Summary of Week 1 DeliverablesAssignment Individual orLearning TeamLocation DueScavenger Hunt Individual Individual SaturdayDQ’s Main Main SundayMBA Matrix DQ Main Main MondayWeek 2 AssignmentsLearning ObjectivesArgument and Collaboration• Construct and support an argument.• Explain how perception affects decision making.• Explain the importance of clear communication in business.Required Reading1. Read the Student Road Map, available on the rEsource page.2. Read Ch. 15 of The Student Writer.3. Read Ch. 5 & 11 of Organizational Behavior.4. Read Student Evaluation and Feedback, available on the rEsource page.5. Read To APA or Not to APA, That is the Question, available on the rEsourcepage.
11. 11. MGT 521 ManagementWeek 3 AssignmentsLearning ObjectivesProblem solving• Identify concepts for successful decision making and problem solving.• Apply the initial steps of a problem-solving model.• Use the collaboration tools (charter, log, and evaluation) to work effectivelywithin groups.Required Reading1. Read Ch. 6 of Wharton on Making Decisions.2. Read Problem Solving: An Approach to Identify Opportunities to CreateValue for the Business, available on the rEsource page.3. Read USAuto Scenario and USAuto Solution, available on the rEsourcepage.4. Explore the Learning Team Toolkit5. Read Materials posted in course materialsAssignments6. Collaborate with your team to create a team charter. Start by individuallycompleting the Do I Trust Others and How Good Are My Listening Skills self-assessments located on the Prentice Hall Self-Assessment Library (SAL) linkon the rEsource page. You can access these self-assessments, by selectingthe Assessment tab, then scrolling to the Working with Others section andthen to Leadership and Team Skills. Select Do I Trust Others? and HowGood Are My Listening Skills? After completing the self-assessments, as
13. 13. MGT 521 ManagementDQ’s Individual Main ThursdayWeek 4 AssignmentsLearning ObjectivesBusiness Overview• Identify basic concepts in strategy, operations management, human capital,marketing, and law.Required Reading1. Read Ch. 7, 9, 11, 13 & Bonus Chapter A of Understanding Business.2. Read Kudler Fine Food’s Strategic Plan, available on the rEsource page.3. Read The Quantitative Reasoning for Business (QRB) Overview document,available on the rEsource page.Assignments4. Individual Assignment: Self-Reflection PaperAfter reviewing the Quantitative Reasoning for Business Overview document,in no more than 350 words write a self-reflective paper in which you discusshow taking the QRB course will prepare you for future courses in economics,finance, accounting, operations, and research.Post your assignment as a Microsoft®Word document.5. Assessed Discussion Question: Identifying IssuesExplore Kudler Fine Foods and prepare a response to the followingquestions:• What is the difference between an issue and a problem?• What are some of the issues at Kudler Fine Foods?6. Respond to the Discussion Questions posed by your instructor.
14. 14. MGT 521 Management7. Prepare for Week 5 discussions by beginning to explore the Prentice HallOnline tutorials found in Week 5 and Concentration Descriptions from theDean’s Welcome found in Week 1.
15. 15. MGT 521 ManagementAll Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 daysduring the week.Summary of Week 4 DeliverablesAssignment Individual orLearning TeamLocation DueSelf Reflection Paper Individual Individual SundayKudler Assessed DQ Individual Main SaturdayDQ’s Individual Main ThursdayWeek 5 AssignmentsLearning ObjectivesBusiness Overview II• Identify basic concepts in economics, finance, managerial accounting, andbusiness research and statistics.Required Reading1. Read Ch. 2, 17, & 18 of Understanding Business.2. Explore the Prentice Hall online tutorials for Economics, Finance,Accounting, and Business Statistics on the rEsource page.3. Review the Concentration Descriptions located in the Dean’s Welcome onthe rEsource page for Week 1.Assignments
16. 16. MGT 521 Management4. Collaborate with your learning team to discuss issues discovered at KudlerFine Foods. Consider the USAuto Scenario and USAuto Solution from Week3 and discussions in both Week 4 and Week 5. As a team coordinate theissues that each team member finds most interesting so that each teammember is focusing on a different aspect of Kudler Fine Foods.5. Individual Assignment: Create a Problem StatementCreate a problem statement, from the issues you selected, which focusesmanagement’s efforts to resolve these issues and achieve the organization’sgoals. Create an end vision of Kudler Fine Foods by describing where Kudlercould be if this opportunity is realized by management action.Post your assignment as a Microsoft®Word attachment.6. Assessed Discussion Question: Concentration ConsiderationAs you look over Kudler Fine Foods and the areas of business covered bothlast week and this week, are any of the concentrations appealing to you? Doany relate well to particular issues at Kudler Fine Foods?8. Respond to the Discussion Questions posed by your instructor.All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 daysduring the week.Summary of Week 5 DeliverablesAssignment Individual orLearning TeamLocation DueKudler Discussion Learning Team LearningTeamThursdayCreate a Problem Statement Individual Individual SundayConcentration ConsiderationDQIndividual Main SaturdayDQ’s Individual Main Thursday
17. 17. MGT 521 ManagementWeek 6 AssignmentsLearning ObjectivesEthics and Strategy• Explain the importance of ethics and social responsibility in business.• Create an awareness of your values.Required Reading1. Read Ch. 14 in Leadership in Organizations.2. Read the Student End of Course Survey (SEOCS) document located on therEsource page.3. Complete the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory self-assessmenton the rEsource page.Assignments4. Individual Assignment: Personal ValuesReflect on the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory self-assessmentand your personal values. Then, consider what Kudler Fine Foods appears tovalue as an organization. In no more than 1,050 words, write a paperidentifying your values, how those values align with the values of Kudler FineFoods, and how this would affect your performance if you were a managerthere.Post your assignment as a Microsoft®Word attachment.Summary of Week 6 Deliverables
18. 18. MGT 521 ManagementAssignment Individual orLearning TeamLocation DuePersonal Values Individual Individual SundayLearning Team FeedbackFormIndividual Individual Monday© 2008 University of Phoenix. All Rights Reserved.