Mgt 521 Syllabus Essays

3559 Words Aug 30th, 2012 15 Pages
School of Business
MGT/521 Version 5

Course Description

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:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to
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What made these arguments more effective or less effective?
Communication Channel Scenarios Resources: Communication Channel Scenarios located on the student website.
Read the scenarios located on the student website.
Answer the questions after each scenario. Be sure to select the communication channel appropriate for each scenario.
Defend your responses.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Workshop

Week Two: Values and Managing Others

2.1 Evaluate alignment of personal values and organizational values.
2.2 Determine strategies to promote collaboration.
2.3 Explain ethical decision making in a complex environment.
Readings Read Ch. 13 of Leadership in Organizations.
Read “Values” to “Questions for Review” in Ch. 5 of Organizational Behavior. (PG 145-159) (14 to 28 of 34)
Read Ch. 7 & 14 of Wharton on Making Decisions.
Read Ch. 4 and “Leading: Providing Continuous Vision and Values” in Ch. 7 of Understanding Business. (PG 189-193) (14 to 18 of 24)
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participation Participate in class discussion. Workshop
Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Learning Activities Listen to the Week Two podcast.


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