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*Version 1.0 Power and Influence MGB 425, Spring 2017 MW 12:30 – 1:50; Capen 262 Professor: Darren Treadway, Ph. D. Office: 280B Jacobs Management Center Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:00 or by appointment Telephone: 645-3244 E-Mail: [email protected] Course Description : “The measure of a man is what he does with power” –Plato Organizations are not rational, just entities. They are political arenas fraught with scarce resources, narcissistic employees, shifting coalitions, and divergent goals. Research supports that more important to your career success than emotional intelligence, self-monitoring, self-efficacy, or even general intelligence, is your political skill. This course is designed to enhance both your knowledge and skill related to organizational power and politics through case analysis, class discussion, and self-reflection. The culmination of which is an understanding that politics is not detrimental to organizations, but rather paramount to successful enterprise and careers. Course Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course students: Will be able to define and distinguish the major concepts within the area of power in organizations. Will be able to articulate their personal strengths, weaknesses, and political philosophies. Will be able to effectively diagnose and convey solutions to performance and stress- related problems stemming from power and politics in organizations. Required Text & Supplements: Harvard Business Case Supplement: http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/66556045
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Evaluation: Individual Components Exams 4 @ 50 points each 200 points Cases 4 @ 25 points each 100 points Journal Entries 4 @ 12.5 points each 50 points Class Engagement 25 points Total Individual Points 375points Group Components Final Group Project 50 points Group Presentation 15 points Peer Evaluations 10 points Total Group Points 75 points Total Points 450 points Grading Scale A: 416 – 450 A- : 402 - 415 B+: 389 - 401 B: 371 - 388 B-: 357 - 370 C+: 344 - 401 C: 326 -343 C-: 312 - 325 D+: 299 - 311 D: 281 - 298 F: 0 - 280 Individual Components Case Analyses Students will complete assignments throughout the course of the semester. These case analyses are to be completed individually and will be discussed during class. A template for completing these assignments as well as a rubric is offered on UBLearns.
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