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Unformatted text preview: Department of Applied Economics and Management Management CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 1200 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INTRODUCTION MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT Pedro David Pérez Fall 2008 People People Course Support Specialist Ms. Victoria Parker / 107 Warren Hall / 254-6761 [email protected] Teaching Assistants (46 Warren Hall) Fazeel Khan - [email protected] (Admin TA) – A – B Fazeel [email protected] Sanjit Anilesh - [email protected] – C – De Sanjit [email protected] Michelle Bitman - [email protected] – Di – G Michelle [email protected] Alan Christophe - [email protected] – H – Ko Alan [email protected] Gail Elizabeth Malone - [email protected] – Kr – Me [email protected] Yana Mitelman - [email protected] – Mi – Re [email protected] Stephanie Palacios - [email protected] – Ri – T [email protected] Nick Zerante - [email protected] – U – Z [email protected] Activities Activities Prof. Perez lectures Guest lectures Distinguished CU faculty; Alumni with relevant business experience; Resources (CALS Career Services Center, Mann Resources Library) Library) TA office hours Exams Optional Project Evaluation Evaluation 1st Prelim: Tuesday September 30th, evening; 100 pts 2nd Prelim: Thursday November 6th, evening; 100 pts Final exam: Wednesday December 17th, afternoon; afternoon; 100 pts 100 Optional Group Project; 100 pts Groups of three Deadline for commitment: Friday November 14th Deadline for delivery: Monday December 10th, before noon before CALS Career Services Office; 3 pts Possible participation in research projects; 2 pts Participation and attendance viewpoints; 1pt each Extra Credit – Max. 15 pts Extra Max. Grading Options Grading 1. Three exams 1. 1st and 2nd prelim + optional project 1. Three exams + optional project 1. NOTE: Drops lowest grade. Wage Slavery Wage “Modern bureaucracy depends on a particular social Modern structure: a citizen must not be able to survive on his or her own, but has to work for someone else.” (Charles or Perrow, “Complex Organizations”, NY:Random House, 1986, p. 49) Perrow, 85% of U.S. working people work for someone else; Principles of bureaucratic organization Specialization Formalization Hierarchy Changes? Changes? Society Mass consumption Mass education Individualism Increases in economic inequality The routinization of technology and innovation The Information Revolution Constant increase in resources dedicated to science and discovery. Increases in economic productivity Relative decline of the nation-state. Acceptance of liberal politics and market economics. Acceptance Globalization. Increase in knowledge Political changes The New Paradigm The Everyone is an entrepreneur The organization as a project team Network organization Dynamic organization Temporary organization Employment as option and privilege Activism, citizen work, NGOs, etc. Outsourcing We are all capitalists. Objective of the Course Objective AEM1200 strives to empower students AEM1200 by exposing and explaining a wide range of business management concepts, skills and activities. Behaving Professionally Create and manage your own Create filing system filing (pg. P-5 – P-9) (pg. Making a good first Making impression impression Focusing on good grooming Being on time Practicing considerate Practicing behavior behavior Practicing good “netiquette” Practicing good cell phone Practicing manners manners Being prepared Computer based Hardcopies Personal documents: Building your Personal resume and C.V. resume Read and otherwise collect Read information information Business press: WSJ, Business Week, Business Financial Times, NYT, your own local newspaper; newspaper; Business programming: MSNBC, Business Nightly Business Report (PBS) Nightly Internet!!! Attend lectures and seminars in your Attend university and community. university Network, network, network Time Management (pg. P-12) (pg. Know what you have to do Keep a “to do” list Prepare a daily schedule Prepare weekly and monthly schedules Space out your work Defend you study time Never let a day pass without some achievement Write weekly goals for yourself Prepare for the next day the night before Take time for fun Patiently accumulate successes Motivate yourself The skills that make a person employable are not so much the ones needed on the job as the ones needed to get the job, skills like the ability to find a job opening, complete an application, prepare the resume, and survive and interview. and Occupational Outlook Quarterly U.S. Department of Labor Take-Aways Take-Aways After an era of bureaucratic organizations and After corporate employment (wage slavery) we are approaching a new time characterized by: approaching Entrepreneurship Network and dynamic organizations Flex-work Business knowledge is a critical tool in this new Business work environment; work Business knowledge can be divided into: Knowledge of business concepts and activities; Knowledge of business culture, appropriate behavior Knowledge and appropriate personal management skills; and Knowledge of job searching, job getting and job Knowledge keeping techniques. keeping ...
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