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Syllabus - BUAD 304 Leading Organizations Course...

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LECTURE SESSION (A) Fall 2008 BUAD 304 University of Southern California Leading Organizations Marshall School of Business Course Instructors Lectures 14732, 14738, 14744, 14750 Professor Michael Coombs Professor Thomas G. Cummings Department of MOR Department of MOR Office: Bridge Hall 303 Office: Hoffman Hall 820 Phone: 213-740-9290 Phone: 213-740-0733 E-mail: mcoombs@marshall.usc.edu E-mail: tcummings@marshall.usc.edu Office Hours: By appointment Office Hours: By appointment Course Objectives Understanding what leadership is all about and what is involved in becoming a successful leader in today’s business organizations. Appreciating leadership skills as an essential complement to the technical skills you are learning in other courses. Learning concepts and approaches that will enable you to lead the analysis of organizational problems and the development of appropriate solutions. Developing the behavioral skills you need to be a successful manager of yourself and others. Course Format This course includes three elements: (1) weekly online sessions ; (2) weekly discussion sessions ; and (3) bi-weekly lecture sessions that you will attend six times during the semester. The online sessions will explain key conceptual frameworks found in the reading assignments. They will also use short stories and videos to illustrate how corporate leaders are implementing the concepts you are learning. It is expected that you will do the required reading prior to viewing the online sessions. The discussion sessions will focus on issues related to actual leadership situations and experiential exercises to learn leadership skills. They will integrate skill development with the concepts covered in the reading assignments and online sessions. It is expected that you will come to your discussion section meeting prepared to discuss the assigned material and participate in the learning exercises. The lecture sessions will address the course material in a highly interactive format including short case studies, self-assessment measures, and question-and-answer periods. It is expected that you will come to your lecture sessions prepared to discuss the assigned material and to participate in the learning activities. 1
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Changing Discussion Sections If you are already registered for BUAD 304 but you would like to move to another discussion section without first dropping the class, you must find someone in the desired discussion section to switch places with you and take your space in your discussion. If you are switching to a discussion section that is attached to a different lecture section, you are automatically switching lecture sections as well. This is the only way you will be able to move to another discussion section without first dropping the class. Students who are already registered for the class are not eligible to sign up on the waiting list for other discussion sections. To avoid being inadvertently dropped from the
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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