MGT610: INTRODUCTION TO
GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Course Description MGT 610, Introduction to Graduate Professional
Education, is intended to equip each MBA student with the skills
s/he will need to successfully complete the Thomas More MBA program.
These core skills include:
Individual and group writing
Individual and group presentation
Research and library skills.
Individual and group study
skills and synthesis skills.
The Thomas More faculty expects
that each student will enter the MBA program with certain academic
qualifications. We also expect that each student will make a strong
commitment to investing adequate time and reasonable flexibility
to individual and group study. MGT 610 introduces all students
to the specific requirements of the program and gradually helps
all students develop the skills they will need to succeed in our
accelerated MBA program.
The primary focus of this course
is setting expectations for the MBA program and shaping core skills.
Reflection on how the Thomas More
MBA fits into the student’s individual goals.
Overview of the Thomas More MBA
Purpose, structure, role, and
requirements of Study Groups.
Faculty standards for MBA presentations.
Faculty standards for MBA papers
Requirements for APA citations
Basic research skills.
Using the library and on-line
resources for MBA-level research.
Introduction to the Class
Continuing Case and industry.
Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader.
(2003). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Kayser, Thomas A. (1994) Building Team
Power: How to Unleash Collaborative Genius of Work Teams.
New York: Irwin.
American Psychological Association (2001).
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Evaluation of Student Work Grades for MGT610 will be based on six assignments,
as listed below. A written assignment sheet will be distributed
for each assignment (except participation). Participation grades
will be based on the instructor’s perception of the level
of preparation, involvement and contribution of each student.
Business Leadership paper
Brand Identity presentation
Team Charter paper
These assignments are a mix of individual
and group work. This course has a heavy emphasis on group work.
An individual’s portion of the group grade will be moderated
by peer evaluations from study group members. Study Group Evaluation
Forms will be distributed and explained in class.
There are no formal exams for
Professor Kathy Dye • Thomas More College • 333 Thomas More
Parkway • Crestview Hills, Ky 41017