Management in an Information Society

Contemporary Problems in Organizational Management

Winter Quarter, 1999

Library 1612

Theresa A. AragonNeil Delisanti
Office: Library 3224Office: Library 3213
Office Hours: By AppointmentOffice Hours: By Appointment
Phone: 360-866-6000 Ext. 6840Phone: 360-866-6000 Ext. 6723
E-mail: aragont@evergreen.eduE-mail: neil@evergreen.edu
NOTE: This page as NOT been updated with Spring Quarter information

Class Sessions: January 8-10; February 5-7; March 5-7, 1999

Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of management strategies
  • Develop the ability to analyze organizational problems and recommend solutions
  • Enhance team building and team work skills
  • Enhance analytical and communication skills
  • Introduce concepts, principles, practices and utilization of financial and managerial accounting.
  • Develop an understanding of the management of organizational finance.
  • Develop an understanding of financial documents, financial evaluation and analysis, cost accounting and budgeting.

Expectations

Students are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the class, to thoroughly prepare for each class session and to complete all assignments on time. Late assignments will not be accepted. Attendance is essential. Unexcused absences, late, incomplete or unsatisfactory completion of assignments or plagiarism will constitute grounds for loss of credit.
Faculty are expected to provide feedback on written assignments in a timely manner, to be available for consultation during office hours and by appointment and to provide a written evaluation of the studentÝs overall work in the course.

Readings

Case Studies as Assigned

Steven A. Finkler, Finance & Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Prentice Hall Trade, 1996; ISBN 0135472598 - paperback.

Jerry B. Harvey, The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management, Jossey-
Bass Publishers; ISBN 0787902772 ˝ paperback.

Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America,
Warner Books, 1996; ISBN 0446672289 - paperback.

Kevin Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World, Viking, Oct. 1998; ISBN 0670881112 - hardcover.

Glenn Kleier, The Last Day, Warner Books, 1998; ISBN 0446605980 - paperback.


Class Schedule & Assignments

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