Western Washington University Western Washington University

Introduction to Professional Management
and
Professional Skills
Summer 2011

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Class Schedule:


20 June

1pm -- 3pm

*Introduction to Course (Dunn/Tyran)

- Kolb Learning Style Inventory (needs to be completed before class)
- A Greatness That Cannot Be Taught

*Personal Learning (Tyran)

A Powerpoint handout for this class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Argyris, C. Teaching Smart People How to Learn
- Collins, J. Leadership Lesson

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What is the primary driving force for you to earn an MBA?

22 June

10am -- noon

*Self Awareness (Tyran)

A Powerpoint handout for this class session can be downloaded by clicking here

READINGS FROM TEXT

- Access http://www.advisorteam.com/user/ktsintro1.asp, and obtain the full temperament report.
- Drucker, P. Managing Oneself

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

ROKEACH VALUES SURVEY

SELF-AWARENESS WORKSHEET DUE

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: In order to get the most out of my MBA experience, I need to recognize and accommodate my own personality, learning style, and values. What three things will I do in order to make sure I learn best?

22 June

2pm -- 4pm

*Professional Skills for the MBA Program (Tyran)

A Powerpoint handout for this class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Hammond, K.H. Balance is Bunk
- Kirkman, B.L.; Rosen, B.; Gibson, C.B.; Tesluk, P.E.; McPherson, O. Challenges to virtual team success: Lessons from Aabre, Inc.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

SELF-ASSESSMENT PROFILE DUE (by 5pm)

TIME MANAGEMENT TRACKING FORM

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What areas of your professionalism need improvement? How will you ensure that this improvement takes place?

23 June

10am -- noon

*Meaning of Work (Dunn)

A Powerpoint handout for this and the following class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Terkel, Studs. 'Working'. (Chapter titles: Donna Murray, Carl Murray Bates, Walter Lundquist, Nora Watson, Roberta Victor)
- Taylor, Frederick. `The Principles of Scientific Management'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

23 June

2pm -- 4pm

*Meaning of Work (Dunn)

- Collins, Jim. What Comes Next?
- Bronson, P.O. What Should I Do With My Life?
- Hopkins, M. S. 'The World According to Me'
- Peters, T. 'The Brand Called You'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: Develop one mechanism for ensuring that your work life will be meaningful.

15-17 July

Web-based Streaming Video

(log into Blackboard, go to IPM/PS, and access link)

*Ethical Decision-Making (Dunn)

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Students may access a case worksheet for this class session by clicking here

- Kelman, Steven. `Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique'
- 'National Air Disaster Alliance / Foundation'
- Le Guin, Ursula. `The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'

For a great 'read' on social justice and meaningful work: Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Ethics Updates (provides updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics)
Complete Guide to Ethics Management

SURVEY OF ETHICAL THEORETIC APTITUDES

MBA Ethics Survey:

Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes Score:

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What does the survey of ethical theoretic aptitudes reveal about your personal ethical predispositions? What can you do to ensure that you are not 'dominated' by this perspective, but that you make 'balanced' ethical decisions?

18 July

2pm -- 4pm

*Ensuring Ethical Behavior (Dunn)

Students may access a PowerPoint handout for this class session by clicking here

- Johnson & Johnson Credo
- VERIZON Code of Business Conduct: Connecting Through Integrity
- Matthews, M. How Companies Can Avoid Federal Prosecution
- Chatterji, A. & Levine, D. Breaking Down the Wall of Codes

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

*Cohort Guiding Principles Exercise (Dunn)

- Josephson Institute on Ethical Decision-Making
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What impression do you want faculty to have of your Accelerated MBA cohort?
19 July

2pm -- 4pm

*Social Contract Theory (Dunn)

- Hardin, G. The Tragedy of the Commons'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

*Corporate Social Responsibility (Dunn)

A Powerpoint handout for this and the following class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Friedman, M. 'The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits'
- Carroll, Archie B. 'The Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility'
- Arthur D. Little 'The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility'
- Diamond, Jarod. 'Easter's End.' Discover, August 1995.

Merck (Business Enterprise Trust video)
- Merck Mission Statement (you can also access information on Merck's Code of Conduct,

- Coal Shipping to China takes center stage in Whatcom County

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What is the primary responsibility of managers of corporations? What logical rationale can you provide in support of your position?

20 July

2pm -- 4pm

*Stakeholder Theory (Dunn)

A Powerpoint handout for this class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Clement, R.W. The Lessons from Stakeholder Theory for U.S. Business Leaders
- MindTools Stakeholder Analysis
- R. E. Freeman & McVea A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic Management

*Class Case Analysis Chiquita!

- Business & Human Right Resource Center. Case Profile: Chiquita lawsuits (re Colombia)
- Associated Press. Chiquita Admits to Paying Columbian Terrorists
- Byron, K. Chiquita to Plead Guilty to Ties with Terrorists
- Aguirre, F. An Excrutiating Dilemma Between Life and Law
- 60 Minutes espisode

Students may access a case worksheet for this class session by clicking here

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: Under what circumstances do you think employees should be a more important stakeholder group than shareholders in managerial decision-making?

21 July

2pm -- 4pm

*Planning for the Future: Your MBA Program and Beyond (Tyran)

A Powerpoint handout for this class session can be downloaded by clicking here

- Van Velsor, E. & Leslie, J.B. Why Executives Derail:...

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: More than anything else, what from this course do you hope you will never forget?

*Personal Mission Statements DUE (to be accompanied by self-evaluation, available by clicking here)


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