Need Help; MGT 500 – Modern Management

Need Help; MGT 500 – Modern Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes the foundation of management principles and the integration into modern management theory. The primary functions of managers, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling will be addressed along with demonstrating how effective management can lead to a competitive advantage that sustains the organization.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Required Resources

Daft, R. (2012). Management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

 

Supplemental Resources

Note: The following supplemental resources are available in the EBSCOhost database located within the Online Databases and Resources section of Blackboard’s Resource Center.

 

Deiser, R., & Newton, S. (2013). Six social-media skills every leader needs. Mckinsey Quarterly, 1, 62-75. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=6b74bb89-4b22-4db6-89b1-eab41a30d7d4%40sessionmgr112&vid=1&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=bth&AN=85277123

 

Mankins, M., Bird, A., & Root, J. (2013). Making star teams out of star players. Harvard Business Review, 91(1), 74-78. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=0e6f15b1-fa17-4d21-94f9-2332dd0abc96%40sessionmgr111&vid=1&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=bth&AN=84424067

 

Minyu, W. (2012). Managing Stakeholders: An integrative perspective on the source of competitive advantage. Asian Social Science, 8(10), 160-172. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=efc9bd3d-1e17-40b8-b3db-67e9df19134b%40sessionmgr115&vid=1&hid=122&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=a9h&AN=79171261

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Examine the concepts of management related to modern-day work environments.
  2. Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment.
  3. Examine management’s role related to ethics and social responsibility.
  4. Analyze the activities and skills associated with managerial decision-making.
  5. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the organizing function of management.
  6. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the leadership function of management.
  7. Analyze the activities and skills associated with the controlling function of management.
  8. Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  9. Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

 

WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE

The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work.  This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode.

Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points
1 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 1: Innovative Management for a Changing World
    • Chapter 2: The Evolution of Management Thinking
  • e-Activities
    • Take the self-assessment titled “Are you ready to be a manager?” located in the online course shell, or in Chapter 1 of the textbook. Interpret your assessment findings based on the provided scoring and interpretation instructions. Be prepared to discuss.
    • Take the self-assessment titled “Evolution of style” located in the online course shell, or in Chapter 2 of the textbook. Interpret your assessment findings based on the provided scoring and interpretation instructions. Be prepared to discuss.

Activities

  • Course Expectations and Introductions
  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

2 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 3: The Environment and Corporate Culture
    • Chapter 4: Managing in a Global Environment

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

20

3 Preparation

  • Reading(s)

Chapter 5: Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility

    • Chapter 6: Managing Small Business Start-Ups

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Assignment 1: Starbucks’ Strategy
 

 

 

 

 

20

 

280

4 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 7: Managerial Planning and Goal Setting
    • Chapter 8: Strategy Formulation and Execution
  • e-Activity
    • Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research a company that you believe has done an excellent job creating, communicating, and executing its strategy. Be prepared to discuss.

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

5 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 9: Managerial Decision Making

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Midterm Exam: Chapters 1 through 8
 

 

 

 

20

 

100

6 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 10: Designing Adaptive Organizations
    • Chapter 11: Managing Change and Innovation

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

20

7 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 12: Managing Human Resources
    • Chapter 13: Managing Diversity
  • e-Activity
    • Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research articles related to multi-generational talent management in today’s workplace. Be prepared to discuss.

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Assignment 2: Management at a Company
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

320

8 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 14: Understanding Individual Behavior
    • Chapter 15: Leadership
    • Chapter 16: Motivating Employees
  • e-Activities
    • Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research the effect of workplace stress on employees in today’s business environment. Be prepared to discuss.
    • Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research one business leader that you admire and explore the style of leadership used by the leader. Be prepared to discuss.

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

9 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 17: Managing Communication
    • Chapter 18: Leading Teams

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

20

10 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 19: Managing Quality and Performance
  • e-Activity
    • Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research the latest approaches to managing quality and performance within an organization. Be prepared to discuss.

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Assignment 3: Leadership of Richard Branson
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

360

11 Preparation

  • Reading(s): None

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Final Exam Part 1: Chapters 9 through 13
  • Final Exam Part 1: Chapters 14 through 19
 

 

 

20

 

100

100

 

GRADING SCALE – GRADUATE

Assignment Total Points % of

Grade

Assignment 1: Starbucks’ Strategy 280 19%
Assignment 2: Management at a Company 320 22%
Assignment 3: Leadership of Richard Branson 360 24%
Midterm Exam: Chapters 1-8 (open book with a 2-hour time limit)

25 questions worth 4 points apiece

100 7%
Final Exam (open book with a 2-hour time limit for each part)

Part 1: Chapters 9-13 (25 questions worth 4 points apiece)

Part 2: Chapters 14-19 (25 questions worth 4 points apiece)

200 13%
Participation (11 discussions worth 20 points apiece) 220 15%
Totals 1,480 100%

 

 

Points Percentage Grade
1,332 – 1,480  90% – 100% A
1,184 – 1,331 80% – 89% B
1,036 – 1,183 70% – 79% C
Below 1,036 Below 70% F

 

 

 

Assignment 1: Starbucks’ Strategy

Due Week 3 and worth 280 points

 

Using the Internet and Strayer University databases, research Starbucks’ organizational culture and the key leadership and management traits used to execute the business strategy.

 

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Suggest the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Indicate management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture.
  2. Assess the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Provide support for your rationale.
  3. Determine one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Indicate one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture.
  4. Evaluate Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz.
  5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the concepts of management related to modern-day work environments.
  • Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 280 Assignment 1: Starbucks’ Strategy
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Suggest the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Indicate management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Did not submit or incompletely indicated management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture. Partially suggested the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Partially indicated management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture. Satisfactorily suggested the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Satisfactorily indicated management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture. Thoroughly suggested the key elements of Starbucks’ organizational culture that contributes to its success in a global economy. Thoroughly indicated management’s role with creating and sustaining the organizational culture.
2. Assess the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Provide support for your rationale.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely assessed the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially assessed the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily assessed the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly assessed the effectiveness of Starbucks’ management decisions in providing innovative offerings for its customers (e.g., WiFi, style of coffee, etc.) in order to achieve its current competitive marketplace advantage. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
3. Determine one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Indicate one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determined one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Did not submit or incompletely indicated one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture. Partially determined one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have Partially indicated one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture. Satisfactorily determined one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Satisfactorily indicated one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture. Thoroughly determined one (1) key management competency that a successful manager at Starbucks is likely to have. Thoroughly indicated one (1) way in which this particular competency is a good fit for the organizational culture.
4. Evaluate Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz. Partially evaluated Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz. Satisfactorily evaluated Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz. Thoroughly evaluated Starbucks’ ability to achieve long-term sustainability as a global leader in the coffee industry without the organization’s CEO, Howard Shultz.
5. 2 references

Weight 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

Assignment 2: Management at a Company

Due Week 7 and worth 320 points

 

Faculty will provide two to three (2-3) companies for you to choose from for this assignment. Using the Internet and Strayer University databases, research the selected company from its inception to current-day operations.

 

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position.
  2. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale.
  3. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.
  4. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion.
  5. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.. Provide support for your prediction.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the activities and skills associated with managerial decision-making.
  • Analyze the activities and skills associated with the organizing function of management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 320 Assignment 2: Management at a Company
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Did not submit or incompletely indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your position. Partially evaluated two (2) key changes in J the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Partially indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Partially provided support for your position. Satisfactorily evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Satisfactorily indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Satisfactorily provided support for your position. Thoroughly evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Thoroughly indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Thoroughly provided support for your position.
2. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Did not submit or incompletely provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Partially provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Satisfactorily provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Thoroughly provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
3. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Did not submit or incompletely indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Partially evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Partially indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Satisfactorily evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Satisfactorily indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Thoroughly evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Thoroughly indicated the organizational impact of these decisions.
4. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Did not submit or incompletely indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your suggestion. Partially, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Partially indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Partially provided support for your suggestion. Satisfactorily, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Satisfactorily indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Satisfactorily provided support for your suggestion. Thoroughly, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Thoroughly indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Thoroughly provided support for your suggestion.
5. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization. Provide support for your prediction.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Did not submit or incompletely indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your prediction.

 

Partially predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Partially indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Partially provided support for your prediction. Satisfactorily predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Satisfactorily indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Satisfactorily provided support for your prediction. Thoroughly predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Thoroughly indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Thoroughly provided support for your prediction.
6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

 

Assignment 3: Leadership of Richard Branson

Due Week 10 and worth 360 points

 

Using the Internet or Strayer University databases, research the leadership style and characteristics of Richard Branson, Virgin Group.

 

Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Assess the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Provide support for your rationale.
  2. Given that The Virgin Group has been described as a fast-growing entrepreneurial company with many facets to the group, suggest how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multifaceted organization like Virgin.
  3. Determine two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employees in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Indicate whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Provide support for your rationale.
  4. Assess the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Provide support for your rationale.
  5. Assume that you have received a job offer to be a manager within the Virgin Group. Determine the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader.
  6. Take a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a global leader. Justify your position and provide support for your justification.
  7. Predict Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Support your prediction.
  8. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the activities and skills associated with the leadership function of management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 360 Assignment 3: Leadership of Richard Branson
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Assess the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially assessed the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily assessed the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly assessed the key elements of Richard Branson’s leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
2. Given that The Virgin Group has been described as a fast- growing entrepreneurial company with many facets to the group, suggest how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multi-faceted organization like Virgin.
Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely suggested how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multi-faceted organization like Virgin. Partially suggested how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multi-faceted organization like Virgin. Satisfactorily suggested how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multi-faceted organization like Virgin. Thoroughly suggested how the unique aspects of Richard Branson’s leadership style mesh successfully with the particular attributes of a multi-faceted organization like Virgin.
3. Determine two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employee in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Indicate whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely determined two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employee in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Did not submit or incompletely indicated whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially determined two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employee in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Partially indicated whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily determined two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employee in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Satisfactorily indicated whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly determined two (2) key ways in which Richard Branson is likely to motivate employee in order to achieve his goals for the Virginia Group. Thoroughly indicated whether or not his approach is likely to work in a different organizational setting. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
4. Assess the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially assessed the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily assessed the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly assessed the effectiveness of Richard Branson’s ability to articulate and communicate his vision for his company to employees and other stakeholders. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
5. Assume that you have received a job offer to be a manager within the Virgin Group. Determine the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manger and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader. Partially determined the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader. Satisfactorily determined the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader. Thoroughly determined the criteria you would use to evaluate whether Richard Branson’s leadership style is a good fit for you as a manager and what conclusion you may draw about working under this type of leader.
6. Take a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a “global” leader. Justify your position and provide support for your justification.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely took a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a “global” leader. Did not submit or incompletely justified your position and did not submit or incompletely provided support for your justification. Partially took a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a “global” leader. Partially justified your position and partially provided support for your justification. Satisfactorily took a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a “global” leader. Satisfactorily justified your position and satisfactorily provided support for your justification. Thoroughly took a position on whether or not you believe Richard Branson is a “global” leader. Thoroughly justified your position and provided support for your justification.
7. Predict Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Support your prediction.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely predicted Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Did not submit or incompletely supported your prediction. Partially predicted Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Partially supported your prediction. Satisfactorily predicted Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Satisfactorily supported your prediction. Thoroughly predicted Richard Branson’s success as a leader over the next five (5) years. Thoroughly supported your prediction.
8. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
9. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present


Weekly Course Schedule

The purpose of the course schedule is to give you, at a glance, the required preparation, activities, and evaluation components of your course. For more information about your course, whether on-ground or online, access your online course shell.

The expectations for a 4.5 credit hour course are for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This time estimate includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of the delivery mode.

Instructional Materials

In order to be fully prepared, obtain a copy of the required textbooks and other instructional materials prior to the first day of class. When available, Strayer University provides a link to the first three (3) chapters of your textbook(s) in eBook format. Check your online course shell for availability.

Review the online course shell or check with your professor to determine whether Internet-based assignments and activities are used in this course.

Strayer students are encouraged to purchase their course materials through the Strayer Bookstore. http://www.strayerbookstore.com.  If a lab is required for the course, the Strayer Bookstore is the only vendor that sells the correct registration code so that Strayer students may access labs successfully.

Discussions

To earn full credit in an online threaded discussion, students must have one original post and a minimum of one other post per discussion thread.

Please note: Material in the online class will be made available three weeks at a time to allow students to work ahead, however, faculty will be focused on and responding only to the current calendar week. As it is always possible that students could lose their work due to unforeseen circumstances, it is a best practice to routinely save a working draft in a separate file before posting in the course discussion area.

Professors hold discussions during class time for on-ground students. Check with your professor if any additional discussion participation is required in the online course shell outside of class hours.

Tests

Tests (quizzes, midterm and final exams, essay exams, lab tests, etc.) are available for student access and completion through the online course shell. Check the online course shell to determine how students are expected to take the tests. Do not change these questions or their point values in any way. This disrupts the automated grade book preset in the online course shell.

  • Online students are to complete the test by Monday 9:00 a.m. Details regarding due dates are posted in the Blackboard Calendar tool.
  • On-ground students are to complete the tests after the material is covered and before the next class session.

Assignments

A standardized performance grading rubric is a tool your professor will use to evaluate your written assignments. Review the rubric before submitting assignments that have grading rubrics associated with them to ensure you have met the performance criteria stated on the rubric.

Grades are based on individual effort. There is no group grading; however, working in groups in the online or on-ground classroom is acceptable.

Assignments for online students are always submitted through the online course shell. On-ground professors will inform students on how to submit assignments, whether in paper format or through the online course shell.

Resources

The Resource Center navigation button in the online course shell contains helpful links. Strayer University Library Resources are available here as well as other important information. You should review this area to find resources and answers to common questions.

Technical support is available for the following:

  • For technical questions, please contact Strayer Online Technical Support by logging in to your iCampus account at https://icampus.strayer.edu/login and submitting a case under “Student Center,” then “Submit Help Ticket.” If you are unable to log in to your iCampus account, please contact Technical Support via phone at (877) 642-2999.
  • For concerns with your class, please access the Solution Center by logging in to your iCampus account at https://icampus.strayer.edu/login and submitting a case under “Student Center,” then “Submit Help Ticket.” If you are unable to log in to your iCampus account, please contact the IT Help Desk at (866) 610-8123 or at mailto:IThelpdesk@Strayer.edu.

TurnItIn.com is an optional online tool to assess the originality of student written work. Check with your professor for access and use instructions.

The Strayer Policies link on the navigation bar in the online course shell contains academic policies. It is important that students be aware of these policies.

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