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DR. ARNOLD'S MAN 230F SYLLABUS AND COURSE SCHEDULE BUREAUCRATIC STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW This upper division course is in the Business Foundations Program and is designed for non-business majors. This course may not be counted toward the BBA. The prerequisite for enrolling is 60 semester hours of college coursework on record with the Office of the Registrar. All students who do not meet this requirement will be automatically dropped, without exception, by the McCombs School of Business Undergraduate Dean's Office. Dr. Arnold has no control over this policy and can't grant exceptions or waivers. The class enrollment limit is 350 students per section of Dr, Arnold's MAN 320F course. There is currently a wait list for each section and students will be added from the wait list in sequential order as openings occur. The McCombs School of Business has no tolerance for acts of scholastic dishonesty. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in this course and/or dimissal from the University. Since dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic sidhonesty will be strictly enforced. You should refer to the Student Judicial services website or the General Information Catalog to access the official University policies and procedures on schlastic dishonesty as well as further elaboration on what constitutes scholastic dishonesty. COURSE OVERVIEW The sections taught by Dr. Arnold have a strategic perspective. That is to say, the course is about "strategy" and "managing for success". The course centers on the theme that an organization achieves sustained success if, and only if, management has: 1. an astute and timely strategic game plan for running the organization, and, 2. the ability to implement and execute the plan with proficiency. We shall stress how and why a well-executed strategy nearly always enhances an organization's long-term performance. COURSE PEDAGOGY The course pedagogy is a lecture and discussion format. Dr. Arnold will cover topics, concepts, and materials from the required text and supplement these concepts and materials with assigned reading from websites, materials located on this website and insights from his experiences in managing strategy formulation and implementation. In addition, he will draw on current strategy decision-making and implementation topics in the popular press to emphasize key points. COURSE PURPOSE
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