Western Washington University Western Washington University

Introduction to Professional Management
and
Professional Skills
Summer 2012

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Class Schedule:


21 June

10:00 am -- 11:50 am


2:00 pm -- 3:50 pm

*Meaning of Work (Dunn)

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- 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


*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.

22 June

10:00 am -- 11:50 am




2:00 pm -- 3:50 pm

*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'
- 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

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?


*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?
25 June

10:00 am -- 11:50 am


2:00 pm -- 3:50 pm

*Introduction (Tyran)

- Halberstam "The greatness that cannot be taught"
- Pfeffer "Shareholders first?"


*Personal Learning (Tyran)

- Argyrus "Teaching smart people to learn"
- Buckingham "What great managers do"

26 June

10:00 am -- 11:50 am


2:00 pm -- 3:50 pm

*Self-Awareness (Tyran)

- Drucker "Managing oneself"
- Roberts "The art of dialogue"


*Professional Skills for the MBA Program (Tyran)

- Adkins "Presentations that pop"
- Imperato "How to give good feedback"
- Overholt "The art of multitasking"

27 June

1:00 pm -- 2:50 pm

*Social Contract Theory (Dunn)

- Hardin, G. The Tragedy of the Commons'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

*Stakeholder Theory (Dunn)

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- 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
- Coal Shipping to China takes center stage in Whatcom County

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

28 June

3:15 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Class Case Analysis: Cherry Point Coal Terminal

- Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point Starts Permit Process
- Coal Proposal Drives a Big Green Wednge into Bellingham Politics
- Coal Shipping to China Takes Center Stage in Whatcom County (video)

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

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'
- Dunn, C.P. 'Are Corporations Inherently Wicked?
- 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,

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

07 August

10:00 am -- 11:50 am

*Career Development and Planning (Tyran)

- Van Velsor & Leslie "Why executives derail"

09 August

10:00 am -- 11:50 am

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

- Glen "What's an MBA good for -- really?"


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