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MGT 521 Entire Course
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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 2 Individual Assignment Functional Areas of Business Paper MGT 521 Week 2 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Charter MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Weekly Reflection MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 3 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Planning MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 4 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 4 Team Assignment Organizing Work MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Team Leadership MGT 521 Week 5 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 5 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 1 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 2 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 3 MGT 521 Week 5 DQ 4 MGT 521 Week 6 Knowledge Check MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Assignment Planning and Measuring Performance MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Personal Professional Development Plan MGT 521 Week 6 Learning Team Reflection MGT 521 Final Exam Guide(New) MGT 521 Final Exam Guide (Old) MGT 521 Week 1 Individual Assignment Viewpoints Paper MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Norwegian Air Worksheet MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Strategy and Planning Paper MGT 521 Week 4 Assignments Organizational Structure Presentation MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Leadership and Your Career Paper MGT 521 Week 5 Team Assignments What Makes a Leader? Presentation
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MGT 521 Final Exam Guide (New)
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1. ________ is defined as a business firm’s intention, beyond its legal and economic obligations, to do the right things and act in ways that are good for society.
· Social screening
· Social responsibility
· Social obligation
· Values-based management
2. The balanced scorecard measures organizational performance against previously established standards. Which of the four functions of management relates most closely to setting these standards?
· Controlling
· Leading
· Organizing
· Planning
3. Budgets can be used as tools within which two functions of management?
· Controlling and organizing
· Planning and leading
· Controlling and planning
· Organizing and leading
4. Indira Patel has been working in her organization’s computer security department for the past 10 years. If another employee follows Indira’s recommendations in a given situation, based on her expertise in computer security, which source of power is Indira using?
· Legitimate power
· Coercive power
· Expert power
· Referent power
5. If Carol Reece is a charismatic leader, which of the following characteristics is she most likely to possess?
· An external locus of control
· A sensitivity to environmental constraints and follower needs
· A strong need to be in control
· A fear of taking risks
6. According to the Ohio State studies, which of the following dimensions of leader behavior refers to the extent to which a leader is likely to define and structure his or her role and the roles of group members to meet goals?
· Consideration structure
· Intelligence structure
· Initiating structure
· Psychological structure
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MGT 521 Final Exam Guide
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1) John writes a memo to his employees. Putting his thoughts onto paper is an example of
 
 
 2) Chantel received an invitation to a web meeting that will take place at 3:00 p.m. She accepted the invitation. This is an example of
 
 
 3) You are doing research on political issues and find that you are on a conservative leaning site. What type of source credibility issue is 
 
 this? 
 
 4) When reviewing an educational math website, you find the author’s background is in English. What type of source credibility issue is 
 
 this? 
 
 
 5) A famous ice cream manufacturer sent workers to a nearby grocery store to offer shoppers a sample of its new flavor. The workers 
 
 provided samples to 300 shoppers and noted that 80% of the sample population stated they liked the flavor. Based on this scenario, which 
 
 of the following is an example of an inference?
 
 6) Persuading or convincing others to accept your argument means the reasoning must be logical. Which of the following is an example of 
 
 logical flaws or fallacies?
 
 
 
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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 1
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Select a channel used for business communication. What are the advantages and challenges of that form of communication? Provide an example when you have used that form of communication or when someone else has used that form of communication with you. Did it work well for that situation? Why or why not?
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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 2
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How would you use credentials, impartiality, style and tone, and currency criteria in evaluating the credibility and validity of your sources of information? Be sure to provide specific examples
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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 3
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What mistakes should be avoided when presenting an argument and why are these important in developing effective arguments? Be sure to provide specific examples.
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MGT 521 Week 1 DQ 4
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How might presenting effective arguments differ in the classroom, daily life, and your job? Would you use different types of supporting evidence to make your argument? Explain
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MGT 521 Week 1 Individual Assignment Communication Channel Scenarios
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Resources: Communication Channel Scenarios located on the student website.
Read the scenarios located on the student website.
Answer the questions after each scenario. Be sure to select the communication channel appropriate for each scenario.
Defend your responses.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
MGT521 Week 1 Assignment Communication Channel Scenarios
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MGT 521 Week 1 Individual Assignment Viewpoints Paper
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Viewpoints Paper Select one of the viewpoints mentioned in Chapter 2 of the text. Write a 350- to 700-word paper summarizing the basics of that viewpoint including highlighting at least one of the key figures related to that viewpoint.
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MGT 521 Week 2 Assignment Norwegian Air Worksheet
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Norwegian Air Worksheet Read “Management in Action: Norwegian Air Shuttle Aspires to Become the Cheapest Global Airline.” Complete the Norwegian Air Worksheet.
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MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 1
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What strategies have been used to promote collaboration at your place of employment or a company you are familiar with? Have these strategies been successful or unsuccessful? Explain. Would you recommend implementing other strategies to promote collaboration? If so, what would those be?
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MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 2
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What are some real world examples of ethical and unethical practices you have read about, seen in the news, or encountered at your place of employment? What were the outcomes of those practices?
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MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 3
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How can values and communication styles impact intercultural collaboration in a diversified organization?
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MGT 521 Week 2 DQ 4
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How would protected values, preferences, and laws affect consistency in making ethical decisions? What strategies would you develop and implement to attain consistent ethical decision making?
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MGT 521 Week 2 Individual Assignment Functional Areas of Business Paper
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You have decided to pursue an MBA degree either to further your career, start a new career, or achieve a personal goal. In this program, you will study the functional areas of business. Use the MBA Overview and Effective Research and Writing at Modules you reviewed to complete this assignment. Write a paper that analyzes the role of a manager within the functional areas of business: Required elements: No more than1050 words Two articles, including at least one peer-reviewed article, from the University Library cited in your paper to support your writing Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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MGT 521 Week 2 Individual Assignment Writing an Argument
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Resource: Learning team debate and Ch. 9 Writing from Sources
Option I
Develop your own argument based on the debate outcomes.
Use the four steps for fairly presenting arguments indentified in Ch. 9 of Writing from Sources to guide your writing.
Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words supporting your argument by identifying criteria used to evaluate the credibility of sources of information.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Option II
Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words where you are raising and countering objections regarding the decision to get an MBA.
Support your point of view as part of countering objections with research. Examples include department of labor statistics, fairly current articles on the impact of education, especially graduate education on earnings. You can also cite a source to support your use of objections as well; for example, show the objection is documented as a valid concern.
Identify the criteria you used to evaluate the credibility of sources of information you selected.
Discuss how raising and countering objections has helped inform your own decision to get an MBA and the reason(s) you have decided to go back to school. Your paper should cite and reference at least two sources.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
MGT521 Week 2 Assignment Writing an Argument
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MGT 521 Week 2 Knowledge Check
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1.As a process of self-examination during her senior year of college, Casey decides to develop a SWOT analysis of her prospects relative to getting a job. Casey realizes that she has a personal characteristic that suggests she is not comfortable interacting with strangers. She interprets this as a(n) ________ if she is to get a job as a salesperson. 2.Casey is looking for a new job. She decides to develop a SWOT analysis of the industries she might want to work in. Casey majored in marketing and enjoyed studying market research. Through her research on the Internet and in the University Library, she learns that this industry is currently doing well. 
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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team assignment Credible Information Debate
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Begin a debate with your learning team.
Divide your learning team evenly with one side for and one side against.
Debate with your learning team whether Wikipedia is a credible and valid source of information.
Refer to the debate to complete your individual assignment due this week.
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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Charter
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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Charter
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MGT 521 Week 2 Learning Team Weekly Reflection
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Discuss last week’s objectives with your team. Include both the topics you feel comfortable with, topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.
Prepare a 1- to 3-page paper detailing the findings of your discussion
MGT521 Week 2 Weekly Reflection
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MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 1
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From the results of your Ethics Awareness Inventory, do your personal values align with your organizational values? Explain. If there is a misalignment between your personal values and your organizational values, what would be an appropriate response to this misalignment?
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MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 2
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What attributes do successful entrepreneurs possess? Which attribute do you feel is the most important and why?
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MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 3
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Who are the stakeholders in your place of employment or in a company with which you are familiar? What are their wants and needs? How does management meet their needs? What difficulties arise in balancing the needs of the various stakeholders?
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MGT 521 Week 3 DQ 4
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What are some potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that a business should consider in a SWOT analysis? How can a business benefit from gathering this information?
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MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Planning
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Review the example SWOT Analyses located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings to see the types of information companies include.Complete the following tasks in the Material: Organizational Planning Worksheet. Cite your resources. Part One (hand in early):Select a Fortune 500 company. Research the selected company by first clicking on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses link in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. 
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MGT 521 Week 3 Individual Assignment Strategy and Planning Paper
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Strategy and Planning Paper Review Figure 5.3 in the textbook. Write a 950- to 1,100-word paper in which you address the following: •Explain why the 3 types of goals are important to the strategy of an organization. •Explain why the different types of planning are important to the strategy of an organization. •Examine the elements or factors involved in creating an effective strategy for an organization. Cite a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed sources and include examples from one or more Fortune 500 companies to illustrate your points.
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MGT 521 Week 3 Knowledge Check
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1.The process of dividing work activities into separate job tasks is known as ________. 2.The process of grouping jobs together is known as ________. 3.The line of authority that extends from upper organizational levels to lower levels, clarifying who reports to whom, is known as the ________. 4.Which of the following is a characteristic of a mechanistic organization? 5.Which of the following structures is highly adaptive, loose, and flexible? 6.Companies would become more ________ if they allowed professionals to set the priorities and allocate the resources for their departments. organic 7.In a ________ structure, no clear chain of command exists. 8.Which organizational design increases the complexity of assigning people to projects? 9.In which of the following organizational designs are employees most likely to experience communication difficulties? 10.A company brings team members together to collaborate on resolving mutual problems that affect each of their areas. This is an example of the use of ________. 11.A temporary committee formed to address a specific short-term problem that affects several departments is known as a ________. 12.Which of the following will help in making communities of practice successful? 
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MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Values and Ethical Decision Making
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Resources: Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory
Perform the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory Assessment.
Select an organization to research or use your own organization.
Write a paper no more than 1,500 words evaluating personal values, organizational values, and ethical decision making.
Discuss one team member’s results from the inventory and how the results align and do not align with the organization you selected.
 
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MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection
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Read the “Developing Your Empowering People (Delegating) Skill” Skills Exercise at the end of Ch. 10 of Management. Discuss the scenario with your Learning Team. Consider the five behaviors described for delegating to determine how to handle the scenario. Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper detailing how your team would handle the situation described in the scenario. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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MGT 521 Week 3 Learning Team Weekly Reflection
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Resources: Conflict Scenario
Read the scenario and discuss with your team strategies to resolve the conflict in the scenario to achieve the desired goal or objective.
Look at it from the perspective of the manager.
Prepare a 1- to 3-page paper detailing the findings of your discussion
Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.
MGT521 Week 3 Weekly Reflection
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MGT 521 Week 4 Assignment Organizational Structure Presentation
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Organizational Structure Presentation The organization you work for currently has a traditional structure — divisional structure. However, the organization has gone through some big changes including a merger with another organization. The organization is now global and produces products and services clients in a number of different areas. They currently employ roughly 500 employees. Your team has been tasked with recommending a new organizational structure to the head of the organization. Create a 16- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including detailed speaker notes, directed toward the head of the organization. In this presentation, your team will explain what the changes will be and why these changes will allow the firm to succeed in the future.
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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 1
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How could benchmarking be effectively used to achieve competitive advantage? Provide an example.
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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 2
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What information is gained through managerial accounting? How can a business use this information? As an investor in a small business, what sorts of things may concern you regarding a firm’s financial statements?
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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 3
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What are some of the benefits of using technology in managing information and human resources in business? What technology is used at your place of employment to manage information and human resources?
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MGT 521 Week 4 DQ 4
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How has outsourcing to other countries affected U.S. businesses? Have the results been mostly positive, or mostly negative? If you had the authority to stop U.S. businesses from outsourcing, would you do that? Why or why not?
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MGT 521 Week 4 Individual Assignment Business Analysis Part I
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Write a paper no more than 2,200 words in which you assume the role of a mutual fund manager deciding whether to invest in a specific company. You will conduct a business analysis in the remaining weeks based on the company you select.
Select one company from the list below:
Motorola Mobility
Apple
Ford
Bank of America
Merck
Conduct a SWOT analysis for the organization you selected. Based on the information you have gained from this analysis which parts of the SWOT analysis are most relevant to your decision of whether or not to invest in this company?
Identify the company’s internal and external stakeholders.
Describe their wants and needs.
Explain how the company is fulfilling those needs. If the company is not fulfilling those explain why the stakeholders’ needs are not being met and what the company needs to do to ensure they are.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
MGT521 Week 4 Assignment Business Analysis Part I
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MGT 521 Week 4 Knowledge Check
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1.Which of the following describes the leadership style in which a leader tends to centralize authority, dictate work methods, make unilateral decisions, and limit employee participation? 2.The ________ style of leadership describes a leader who tends to value employee participation, including in such areas as decision making and deciding on work methods and goals. 3.Which of the following describes the leadership style in which the leader generally gives the group complete freedom to make decisions and complete the work in whatever way it sees fit? 4.The ________ model proposed that the results of the least-preferred coworker questionnaire could determine whether someone was relationship or task oriented, and these results would determine effectiveness of group performance. 5.Which leadership model proposed that the final component in the model is the four stages of follower readiness, and different levels of follower readiness call for a different leader–follower relationship? 6.According to Hersey and Blanchard, a low task–high relationship situation calls for the ________ leadership style. 7.When Alan Jackman got promoted as the head of the sales team at Mac Software Inc., he chose three of his closest friends in the team to form the core sales group with him. Which of the following predictions would be consistent with the leader-member exchange theory? 8.Which of the following is an accurate statement about managers transferring into the role of effective team leaders? 9.Rachel Keller’s colleagues and subordinates have a high regard for her.
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MGT 521 Week 4 Learning Team Weekly Reflection
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Resources: Video Case: “College Entrepreneurs Do Good and Make Money” from Ch. 1 of Understanding Business.
Discuss the case with your team and the Thinking it Over Questions with your team.
Prepare a 1- to 3-page paper detailing the findings of your discussion and answers to the questions at the end of the video case.
MGT521 Week 4 Weekly Reflection
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MGT 521 Week 4 Team Assignment Organizing Work
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You are a team of managers at a company. Upper management is concerned that the structure of the division your team manages is not accomplishing goals as efficiently as it could. As a result, upper management has tasked you to review the current organizational structure for efficiency and recommend needed changes. Your team notices the organizational chart has not been recently updated. T
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MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Business Analysis Part II
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Continue your business analysis using the company you selected in Week Four.
Write a paper no more than 2,400 words in which you research the company’s business environment.
Review the company’s income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow to determine the financial health of the company. Be sure to compare your company to at least two other companies in the industry. Be sure to answer the following:
What have you learned about the company by reviewing each statement?
Is there information in any of these statements that concerns you? If so describe what it is and what it concerns.
 
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MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Leadership and Your Career Paper
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CAREER CONNECTION: Leadership and Your Career Paper Write a 950- to 1,100 word paper in which you address the following: •From the leadership theories discussed in Chapter 14 of your text, identify one theory that appeals to you the most. •Discuss how you would practice this leadership style in your current work environment. •If you are not currently employed, discuss how you would practice this style of leadership in a future job you might like to hold. •Identify 1 article on leadership from Harvard Business Review and discuss how you might incorporate this.
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MGT 521 Week 5 Individual Assignment Team Leadership
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Your manager tells you about a new department the company will be adding that is part of the company’s strategic plan to enter a particular market segment. Your manager would like you to manage one of the teams in this new department. 
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MGT 521 Week 5 Knowledge Check
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1.The control process assumes that ________. 2.An example of control criteria that can be used in any situation is ________. 3.In reviewing the result of the control process, managers could choose to avoid taking action when ________. 17.If a manager rationalizes that he does not have time to investigate the source of a problem and instead resorts to “putting out fires,” the manager is missing the use of ________. 4.Which of the following types of control prevents problems because it takes place prior to the actual activity? 5.Management by walking around is what type of control? 6.What type of control gives employees information on how well they performed, and therefore, can increase motivation? 7.The current ratio and acid test are two examples of what type of ratio? 8.Which of the following ratios measures an organization’s ability to meet financial obligations (debt) and allow someone to understand the company’s use of different methods of financing to pay interest? 
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MGT 521 Week 5 Learning Team Reflection
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Your Learning Team is a team of managers of a customer call center for timeshare vacations. Discuss, with your team, the types of control measures you would use to see how efficient and effective an employee is. Discuss, with your team, the measures you would use to evaluate the entire call center. Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.
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MGT 521 Week 5 Learning Team Weekly Reflection
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Discuss last week’s objectives with your team. Include the topics you feel comfortable with, you struggle with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.
Prepare a 1- to 3-page paper detailing the findings of your discussion
MGT521 Week 5 Weekly Reflection
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MGT 521 Week 5 Team Assignment What Makes a Leader? Presentation
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What Makes a Leader? Presentation Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you address the following question: •Are leaders born or can they be made? Why or why not? •The team should take a position on this question and include the team’s rationale as well as supporting this with research.
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MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Assignment Planning and Measuring Performance
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Review the Example and Practice sections of the Balanced Scorecard Module to practice reading and evaluating the information it presents. Complete the Assignment section of the Balanced Scorecard Module to evaluate the performance of the organization against established standards. Complete the following: Identify the performance gaps. Recommend actions to reduce performance gaps. Note. The Balanced Scorecard Module will give you an option to save your assignment in a document on your desktop. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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MGT 521 Week 6 Individual Personal Professional Development Plan
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Resources: Personal Professional Development Plan Activity, Parts 1–4 from Weeks 1–3. Complete the Personal Professional Development Plan. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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MGT 521 Week 6 Knowledge Check
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1.As a university student, your institution’s social principles and practices reflect on you, as a stakeholder, in the organization. Therefore, it is your right to question how these practices should be evaluated in relation to the social issues that your school is addressing. If your university was paying minimum wage when necessary and applying the minimum legal standards to its employees’ work environment, it would be said to have fulfilled its ________. 2.As a university student, your institution’s social principles and practices reflect on you, as a stakeholder, in the organization. Therefore, it is your right to question how these practices should be evaluated in relation to the social issues that the school is addressing.
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MGT 521 Week 6 Learning Team Reflection
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Read Case Application 1, “Lessons from Lehman Brothers: Will We Ever Learn?” at the end of Ch. 5 of Management. Discuss the scenario with your team. Discuss the second, third, and fifth discussion questions at the end of the case with your team. Answer each question based on your team’s discussion in no more than 350 words per question. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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