Western Washington University Western Washington University

Introduction to Professional Management
Fall 2015

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Class Schedule:


24 September

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Learning E-Portfolio

- MBA Learning Objectives Worksheet
- MBA Program Goals/Learning Objectives Tearsheet

*Introduction to Course

- Pope Francis' address to U.S. Congress (video: start 18:00)
- Pope Francis' address to U.S. Congress (text)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: What do you hope the Western MBA Program will 'do' for you?

29 September

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Management History

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- Pindur, W., Rogers, S.E. & Kim, P.S. The History of Management: A Global Perspective
- History of Management Thought: The Evolution of Management Theory
- Employee Motivation: Historical Perspective on Productivity Improvement (read entire section)
- Chapman, T.N. Comparative Management Philosophies
- Spender, J.C. Management as a Regulated Profession
- Khurana, R., Nohria, N. & Penrice, D. Is Business Management a Profession?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

01 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

AH 030

*Mark Meyers

[Class will meet with Effie Eisses this day]

  
06 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Career Leader Presentations

[Class will meet with Effie Eisses this day]

08 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

AH 030 (first 45 minutes only)

*LYDIA BENNETT

[Class will meet with Effie Eisses for the first 45 minutes this day; reference The Eight-Word Mission Statement]

*Meaning of Work

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The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part C: Chapter 10

- Terkel, Studs. 'Working'. (Chapter titles: Donna Murray, Carl Murray Bates, Walter Lundquist, Nora Watson, Roberta Victor)
- A Greatness That Cannot Be Taught

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

- Collins, Jim. What Comes Next?
- Bronson, P.O. What Should I Do With My Life?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- MEANING OF WORK

DUE 11 October [REVISED to 16 October]

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #1 DUE
13 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Meaning of Work

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The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part B: Chapter 6

- Taylor, Frederick. The Principles of Scientific Management'
- Genoways, Ted. The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

- Hopkins, M. S. 'The World According to
- Peters, T. 'The Brand Called You'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- MEANING OF WORK

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: Craft a statement of personal purpose consistent with the standards outlined in Jim Collins' article What Comes Next?

15 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

 

*Corporate Governance, Conducting Meetings

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- Colley, J.L. Jr., Doyle, J.L., Logan, G.W. & Stettinius, W. Corporate Governance (excerpt)
- Thoma, Mark. Is CEO Compensation Too High?
- Monks, R.A.G. & Minow, N. The Myth of the Director's Duty
- Robert's Rules of Order

- Volkswagen boss quits over diesel emissions scandal

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

20 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

 

*Corporate Social Responsibility

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The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part A: Chapters 1, 2, 3

- 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'
Merck (Business Enterprise Trust video)
- Merck Mission Statement (you can also access information on Merck's Code of Conduct, Compliance Program, Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Governance)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

*Social Contract Theory

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- Hardin, G. The Tragedy of the Commons

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- OVERVIEW OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- MILTON FRIEDMAN

22 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

AH 030

*ALENA CROSS/INTERNSHIP FAIR

[Class will meet with Effie Eisses this day]

DUE 25 October

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2 DUE
27 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Ethical Decision-Making

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Download an Ethical Decision-making worksheet for this class session by clicking here

- Kelman, Steven. `Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique'
- 'National Air Disaster Alliance / Foundation'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

- Le Guin, Ursula. `The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'
- Dunn, Craig P. `The Normative Defense for Affirmative Action'
- Dunn, Craig P. `Integrity Matters'

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

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

29 October

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Ethical Decision-Making

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Download an Ethical Decision-making worksheet for this class session by clicking here

SURVEY OF ETHICAL THEORETIC APTITUDES

MBA Ethics Survey:

Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes Score:

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

- Le Guin, Ursula. `The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'
- Dunn, Craig P. `The Normative Defense for Affirmative Action'
- Dunn, Craig P. `Integrity Matters'

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

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: Based on the survey results from Brady's Survey of Ethical Theoretical Aptitudes, how will you go about making certain you have a 'balanced' approach to the resolution of ethical dilemmas?

03 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Sustainable Business Practices

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

Newton & Ford's Taking Sides
'Do Environmental Restrictions Violate Basic Economic Freedoms?'

- Environmental Footprint Quiz.
- Sagoff, M. Zuckerman's Dilemma: A Plea for Environmental Ethics.
- Diamond, Jarod. 'Easter's End.' Discover, August 1995.
- Bell, Katherine. 'How Tiny Trash Bins Create Big Change.' Harvard Business Review, June 2008.
- 3M's Pollution Prevention Pays Program
- Actions Speak Louder than Words: Greenwashing in Corporate America
- Fiji Water Targeted in Greenwashing Class-Action Suit
- Environmental Management Systems: The Basics
- Sustainability Accounting and Reporting - FAQ
- Towards Integrated Reporting: Communicating Value in the 21st Century

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

05 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Career Fair

DUE 08 November

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #3 DUE
10 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

 

*Ensuring Ethical Behavior

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

- Josephson Institute on Ethical Decision-Making
- Johnson & Johnson Credo
- Matthews, M. How Companies Can Avoid Federal Prosecution
- Chatterji, A. & Levine, D. Breaking Down the Wall of Codes

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- ETHICAL THEORY 1
- OMELAS_READING
- ETHICAL THEORY 2
- ETHICAL DECISION MAKING

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: During class today numerous recommendations were offered as to how best to ensure ethical behavior within organizations. In light of these recommendations--or those innovative approaches you would offer--what mechanisms would you offer as a means to implement these solid ideas?

12 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Stakeholder Theory

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The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part C: Chapters 8, 9

- 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
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- STAKEHOLDER THEORY

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: The Mindtools reference above has been suggested as a phenomenal tool for supporting a decision process that captures both the interests as well as the power of key organizational constituencies. Compare and contrast this model with the more traditional shareholder wealth maximization that is promoted by many business schools across the nation.

17 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Class Case Analysis: Cherry Point Coal Terminal

- Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point Starts Permit Process
- Lummi Nation asks Army Corps to reject Cherry Point coal terminal

- Coal terminal is crucial to state's economy

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

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

A review of these topics may be accessed from the following web-based streaming video feeds:

- STAKEHOLDER THEORY

19 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

AH 030

*CRYSTAL STANFIELD/BUSINESS ETIQUIETTE: ACTING AND DRESSING FOR SUCCESS

[Class will meet with Effie Eisses this day]

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: There is so much to learn about how to best navigate the social and cultural realities of the workplace! What will you change today in response to what you have learned today?

DUE 22 November

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #4 DUE
24 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*CASE PREPARATION DAY

REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: While today is technically a 'bye,' provide an update on your case analysis--how far have you become? In what ways is the ethical decisionmaking worksheet being applied to the case on which you are working? In what ways is stakeholder analysis being applied to the case on which you are working?

26 November

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*THANKSGIVING RECESS

01 December

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Case Presentations

- Review www.prezi.com
- Adkins, J.D. Presentations that Pop

- Ashley Kover/Nikita Krichevskiy Why Some Stores are Closing on Black Friday

*Class Discussion

- Racial Tension at Western Washington University

03 December

12:00pm -- 1:50pm

*Case Presentations

- Benjamin Anderson/Dylan Jasper The Spectacular Collapse of For-Profit Corinthian Colleges

- Kendall Horner/Sho Kyomasu/Reilly Kintzele CDC Investigating as E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Sickens 39

*Course Evaluations

DUE 08 December

CASE WRITE-UPS DUE


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