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Syllabus - As of 3/31/11 - Subject to Change LECTURE...

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As of 3/31/11 - Subject to Change LECTURE SESSION (A) Spring 2011 BUAD 304 University of Southern California Leading Organizations Marshall School of Business Course Instructors Lecture Sections 14720, 14726 Lecture Sections 14744, 14750 Professor Nathanael Fast Professor Alexandra Michel Department of MOR Department of MOR Office: Hoffman Hall 404 Office: Hoffman Hall 619 Phone: 213-740-1047 Phone: 213-740-3360 E-mail: nathanael.fast@marshall.usc.edu E-mail: alexandra.michel@marshall.usc.edu Office Hours: By appointment Office Hours: By appointment Lecture Sections 14732, 14738 Professor Cheryl Wakslak Department of MOR Office: Hoffman Hall 402 Phone: 213-740-7137 E-mail: wakslak@marshall.usc.edu Office Hours: By appointment Discussion Instructors Professor Christopher Bresnahan Professor Jody Tolan Office: BRI 303G Office: BRI 303H Phone: 213-740-0175 Phone: 213-740-4681 Email: Buad304@yahoo.com Email: tolan@marshall.usc.edu 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 required 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 1
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As of 3/31/11 - Subject to Change 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 discussion sessions prepared to discuss the assigned material and to participate in the learning activities. Changing Discussion Sections
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