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Ryerson University

School of Business Management, Faculty of Business
STUDENT COURSE INFORMATION SHEET


   MGT 802
 
"Ethical Leadership"


 

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS WHATSOEVER, UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.
 

T. W. McKaig is teaching this course during the fall 2005 semester

Professor                                     : Thomas McKaig
Brampton Office Phone                 : 905-458-6400
Brampton Office Fax                    : 905-458-7850 

Website                                        : www.tm-int.com
E-Mail                                          : pres@tm-int.com


                                     
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES


The course is designed to be exciting and frustrating as it forces one to develop their philosophy with regards to ethical behaviour. This is accomplished by exposing the student to actual situations in the form of cases and outstanding broadly based readings. The Ethical Leadership course objectives are meant to force the student to integrate his/her "a priori" corporate knowledge into a form where corporate leadership and ethics can exist comfortably. This course will leave the student with a powerful understanding of the basic principles of business trust.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with the objectives, various teaching methods will be used. These will focus on case studies but may include lectures, class participation, individual or group presentations, documentary videos and handouts. Continuous interaction and classroom discussion is considered very important to this course and they will be emphasized. In addition, Guest Lecturers from the business community will be used to augment the learning process. Students are expected to attend classes fully prepared to discuss assigned readings. If absent, the students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements covered in class.

EVALUATION

Group Presentation                      20% *
Individual Presentation Mark        10% (based on the individual's presentation skills)

Class Participation & Interaction  10%   **
Group Written Case                     10%
Test One                                      25%
Test Two                                      25%
TOTAL                                     100%
 

* Group Presentation (20%) (in front of class) must be  30 minutes (5 minutes power up, 5 minutes power down, &
20 minutes of presentation).
Written submission is 20 pages 12 font double spaced. The Individual Presentation mark (10%)  relates to the Group Presentation

** (determined by the Professor, and NOT by the student, and consists than more of attending class. Participation = Participation). If a student misses a presentation without notifying the Professor, IN ADVANCE, by email, the student will loose 5 pure marks per presentation day missed. Also participation includes constructive discussions, not disruptive ongoing private conversations to the detriment of the classroom learning processes.

Group Written Case (10%) must be 15 pages with double space. The group written assignment is unrelated to the first two items showing in the mark breakdown structure.

FURTHER NOTES TO STUDENTS

 

1. Missed Term Work or Examinations

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The Instructor must be notified by email PRIOR to the test or examination and appropriate documentation must be submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. this may downloaded from the Ryerson Web Site at www.ryerson.ca/rr or picked up from the continuing education office, Room A 100.

2. Absence from final examination or tests

a. The Instructor MUST be notified by email BEFORE the test.

b. Documentation MUST be presented at the next class.

c. Depending on course policy, the instructor may arrange a make-up or re-weigh
    the course requirements.

3. Absence from final examination:

a. Instructor MUST be notified by e-mail BEFORE the examination.

b. Documentation must be provided within 3 working days.

c. If the majority of the course work has been completed with a passing
    performance,
    and the documentation is acceptable, and "INC" will be entered by the
    Instructor. An "INC" grade will NOT be granted if term work was missed or
    failed.

d. The final examination MUST BE WRITTEN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE "INC" (INCOMPLETE GRADE). FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN AN "F" (FAILURE) GRADE.

e. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Professor at least two weeks prior
    to the end of the following academic term to arrange to write the final
    examination.

4. Course Repeats:

     Recent changes to Ryerson's GPA Policy prevent students from taking a course
      more than three times.


Please note that:

"The grade earned for a repeated course is substituted for the previous grade in calculating subsequent grade point averages (GPA's) even if the later grade is lower, but both attempts are recorded on the transcripts. No course can be repeated more than twice." If a student fails a required course for the third time, he/she will be assigned an academic standing of "WITHDRAWN" and will be ineligible to continue on that program.

Required TEXTBOOK   

Ferrell/Fraedrich/Ferrell: BUSINESS ETHICS, Houghton Mifflin, 2005 6e, ISBN 0618-47921X


AFTER THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF CLASS, APPROXIMATELY, STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR "DRIVING" THE COURSE, BASED ON THE  TOPICS LISTED BELOW.

The final test will be held in the 2nd last class of the semester.

SOME TOPICS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE 3 HOUR CLASS
PERIOD, AND SOME LESS THAN ONE 3 HOUR CLASS PERIOD.
 

Please note that the left column, below, is entitled
"Topic #" and NOT "Week #". Videos and/or Guest Speakers depend upon time and/or availability


Please note that not all cases indicated below, will be covered

Topic #                                         Subject                                  Reading


1 Course Introduction

Current Ethical Issues and Media Examples
 - Current Events Discussion -
 

 
2 SELECTION OF GROUPS

Ch. 1, The Importance of Business Ethics
 

 

pgs. 1- 23
 

3

SELECTION OF GROUP PRESENTATION TOPICS

Ch. 2, Emerging Business Ethics Issues
Case 1 Enron Questionable Accounting Leads
            to Collapse
 




pgs. 24 - 44
pgs. 248 - 256
4
 
Ch.  3, Ethics as a Dimension of Social
            Responsibility
 
pgs. 45 - 71
 
5

PRESENTATIONS BEGIN
Ch.  4, Understanding Ethical Decision Making
            and Corporate Governance
Case 2, Tyco International Leadership Crisis


pgs. 74 - 91

pgs. 257 - 264
 
6 Ch.  5, Individual Factors: Moral Philosophies
            and Cognitive Moral Development
Case 3, Global Crossing: Inflated Sales Lead to
             Bankruptcy
 
pgs. 92 - 113

pgs. 265 - 272
 
7

Ch.  6, Organizational Factors: Corporate Culture
Case 5, Firestone: A Reputation Blowout

pgs. 114- 139
pgs. 313-320
 

8

GROUP WRITTEN CASE TO BE ASSIGNED

Ch. 7, Organizational Factors: Structure,
           Relationships, and Conflicts
Case 8, Astra USA: A Sexual Discrimination Scandal
PRESENTATIONS END
 

pgs. 140 - 163

pgs. 307 - 312
 

9 Ch. 8, Developing an Effective Ethics Programme
Case 11, Tobacco Under Fire: Advertising a
               Harmful Product
 

Pgs. 166- 189
pgs. 329 - 334

 

10 Ch. 9, Implementing and Auditing Ethics Programs
Case 15, Ben & Jerry's Homemade: Managing Social
               Responsibility and Growth
 
pgs. 190 - 213
pgs. 358 - 363
 
11

Ch. 10, Business Ethics in a Global Economy
Case 10, Exxon Valdez: Revisited
 

pgs. 214- 245
pgs. 321 - 328
 

12 Final Test

 


 

13 GROUP CASE SUBMISSION IS DUE

Specific submission date/time to be precisely indicated in class and by email. Late papers null and void.
 

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Ryerson University
School of Business Management,
Faculty of Business

 

STUDENT COURSE INFORMATION SHEET
 

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS  UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.

"Introduction to Management"

Professor                                     : Thomas McKaig
Brampton Office Phone                  : 905-458-6400
Brampton Office Fax                      : 905-458-7850 

Website                                         : www.tm-int.com
E-Mail                                           : pres@tm-int.com

Timetable                                     :


 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces the concepts and complexities of the contemporary business environment with an emphasis on competitiveness, quality, and the main functional areas of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leadership. Topics include: origins of management, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, organizational structure, strategy, operations management, international business, social and ethical issues. Instruction will be provided for effective presentations. A computer-assisted management simulation may be used. Lect: 3 hrs.
 

COURSE NOTES

This course is designed to show students how managers must develop a knowledge base and flexibility to meet the challenges of the business world.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the management process.

2. To develop an appreciation of the complex issues involved in managing within a
    business environment.

3. To develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and the need for creativity in
    business

4. To expose the student to "case studies" which show the need for innovative
    thinking in today's competitive global market.

5. To expose the student to the variety of challenges and excitement involved in
    seeking a career in business management.


METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with the objectives, various teaching techniques will be used. These may include lectures, case studies, individual or group presentations, documentary movies, videotapes, and "handouts". Continuous interaction and classroom discussion is considered very important to this course and they will be emphasized. In addition, guest lecturers from the business community may be used to augment the learning process. Students are expected to attend classes fully prepared to discuss assigned readings and cases. If absent, the students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Business Simulation (I.M.S.).....10%
Term Work..............................10% (Individual skills within Group  presentation)
Group Presentation................. 10% (Group, Students must present/prepare equally)
Term Test .............................  30% (Individual- details as provided by Professor)
Final Examination....................40% (Individual based on entire semester)

TOTAL                                100%
 

NOTES

1) In order to receive a passing grade in this course, a student MUST achieve a
    combined average of at least 50% on the term tests the final examination and
     any other individual evaluation items.

2) Up to 20% on any question in any test or examination or assignment may be
     deducted for poor grammar, lack of clarity and /or spelling.

3) Failure to contribute to the efforts of your group will result in a lower or ZERO
    mark for group activities.

4) A "Peer Assessment" form may be required of each student to evaluate the
    contributions of each student to group activities. Non-contributing students may
     be asked to leave a group and  work on their own.

5) Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
      may be  necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will be
     advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

6) Business Simulations involve data input via a form for each period. Forms must
    be submitted at end of class. Failure to do so will result in the professor
    resubmitting the previous period's data and a mark deduction.

7) A "Faculty/Course Survey" may be run sometime during the semester by
     Student Representatives of C.E.S.A.R. (Continuing Education Student's
     Association of Ryerson).

 

8) The Ryerson University “Writing Centre” LIB266A and EPH202 offer free “help”
     to students.

9) For tests and examinations it will be necessary for students to have a calculator and
    writing instruments. The calculator may NOT be part of a cell phone or similar
    device and you may not borrow such items from other students during tests and
     examinations: bring your own and ensure that its battery is properly charged.

10) During all tests and examinations, communication devices such as cell phones are
      not permitted and must be turned off and placed in your book bag at the
      perimeter of the examination room.

11) Additional “in-class” handouts may be provided by the instructor. The student is
      responsible for the content of such materials on tests and examinations. Such
      “handouts” are available only during the class when handed out. If unable to
       attend a class, arrange for one of your team members to acquire copies of such
       items for you.
 

MISSED TERM WORK OR EXAMINATIONS (FALL 2005):

Exemption or deferral of a term test or final examination is not permitted except for a medical or personal emergency. The instructor must be notified by e-mail prior to the test and appropriate documentation submitted. For absence on medical grounds, an official student medical certificate must be provided. This may be downloaded from the Ryerson website at www.ryerson.ca/rr or picked up from the Continuing Education Office, Room JOR100.

ABSENCE FROM MID-TERM EXAMINATIONS OR TESTS:

·         Instructor must be notified by e-mail before the test

·         Documentation must be presented at the next class (www.ryerson.ca/rr/forms.htm)

·         Depending on course policy, the instructor may arrange a makeup or re-weigh the course requirements

ABSENCE FROM FINAL EXAM:

·         Instructor must be notified by e-mail before the examination

Documentation must be presented at the Continuing Education Office, Room JOR100, within three working days. An INC can be awarded only when the completion of the outstanding work or an alternate final examination may result in a passing grade. The outstanding work or alternate examination must be completed by a specified date within four months of the submission of the INC. For complete GPA policy see policy #46 at http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil

·         Make up exams will be scheduled by the Continuing Education department. Please consult with your instructor for details.

ACCOMMODATION FOR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE:

Students must have filed the necessary forms for accommodation of religious observance at the beginning of the term, or for final exams, as soon as the exam schedule is posted (see policy on Accommodation of Student Religious Observance Obligations and related form.) Please refer to http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil/current/pol150.pdf.

ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITY:

Students who wish to utilize the Access Centre must submit documentation to the instructor prior to a graded assignment, test or exam, according to the Access Centre Policies and Procedures. For tests/midterm exams, it is the student’s responsibility to book an upcoming test at least 7 days prior to the date of writing the test. For final exams, it is the student’s responsibility to book an upcoming final exam at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the examination period. The student must confirm the date and time with the instructor. For complete details please refer to: http://www.ryerson.ca/accesscentre.

COURSE REPEATS:

A student who has failed a course may not repeat the same course more than twice (i.e., registered initially, repeated once, repeated twice=three registrations). For complete details please refer to: http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil/current/pol46.pdf
 

TURNITIN:

IF YOUR INSTRUCTOR USES TURNITIN:

All work submitted for this course must first be submitted to www.turnitin.com. Students who do not want their work submitted to this plagiarism detection service must, by the end of the second week of class, consult with the instructor to make alternative arrangements. The instructor reserves the right to submit any work that is suspected to be plagiarized to www.turnitin at his or her discretion. 

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Students are required to adhere to the Ryerson Student Code of Academic Conduct and Non-Academic Conduct. Failure to do so will jeopardize any academic appeals. For complete details please refer to http://www.ryerson.ca/acadcouncil

 

EXAMINATIONS:

1.       No student will be admitted more than 30 minutes after the exam has
          commenced. No student may leave within the first 30 minutes after the
          exam has commenced.

2.       Those arriving later will be directed to the teaching department to petition
           for alternative arrangements. Petitions are to be filed with the department
           no later than the following business day except when medical/emergency
           circumstances do not permit this deadline to be met. In such cases, the
           student is responsible to provide appropriate documentation. Such
           petitions will arise in cases where through emergency, illness, error, or
           oversight, students have arrived more than 30 minutes late for an
           examination or have missed the examination entirely.

3.       No student is to leave the exam room during the last 15 minutes of an
          examination.

4.       Each student must submit all required exam materials before leaving the exam
          room.

5.       Students may bring into the exam room only those aids/resources that have
          been specified by the course instructor(s). (To be specified on course
          outline or by announcement in class at least two weeks before the end of
          classes.)

6.       All coats and bags must be placed in such a manner as to be inaccessible to
          the student while the examination is in progress. Students should be
          cautioned in advance against bringing anything of value to the examination
          room, noting that the university accepts no liability for lost and stolen items.
          Students should also be reminded that in an emergency situation (e.g., fire
          alarm) they may not be able to pick up coats, bags, and other personal
          belongings.

7.       All students must display a valid and relevant student photo-identification
          
card during the course of an examination. In the case of Continuing Education
          students, a driver’s license or other verifiable form of photo-identification must
          be provided.

8.        In case of a personal emergency of any sort (e.g., illness) students are to inform an invigilator of their circumstance and request assistance or permission to leave the exam room, as circumstances warrant. Only one student will be allowed to use the washroom at a time.

 

9.         Students have a right to ask an invigilator for clarification if aspects of the
            examination are unclear, but should be aware that invigilators will not answer
            any question that is deemed to infringe on exam integrity.

 

10.       In the case of externally generated emergencies, such as fire alarms, students will, in an orderly manner, follow the directions of the invigilator and evacuate the exam room, and return to the exam room when the emergency has been cleared. All exam materials must be left in the exam room during such emergency. In Continuing Education, examination papers will be collected by the instructor /invigilator. If the exam is to be continued in an alternate exam location, students will go immediately to the assigned alternate exam location.

REQUIRED  TEXTBOOKS

1.  "Management, First Canadian Edition", 2004:  by Chuck Williams
       Alex Z. Kondra, Conor Vibert, Nelson Thomson, I.S.B.N. 0-17622322-3

                                                                                   

2. "IMS: Introductory Management Simulation" by Archer & MacNaughton
     Management Learning Software I.S.B.N. 0-9697998-0-2. Latest Edition

NOTE

Additional "handouts" may be provided by the professor. The student
is responsible for the contents of such materials on tests and examinations.
Students absent from class will not be provided with "missed handouts".

SUGGESTED

1. "The Secrets of Power Presentations" 7th edition by Peter Urs Bender, 1997
     The Achievement Group, Toronto, I.S.B.N. 0-9695066-0-0 (soft cover
      book)  **an audio cassette version or hard-cover book version are available
      on special order.
 

2. Presentation Graphics: Some Ryerson Computer Labs have Presentation
     Graphics available for student use. Students who wish to purchase software
     Suites such as Lotus Smartsuite, Microsoft Office, or Corel Wordperfect suite
     may do so at the Ryerson Computer Shop at special academic pricing.

3. Business Magazines: Canadian Business, Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business
    Review, INC., etc. Student discounts are available on many such publications.

4. "Globe & Mail": " Report on Business" - daily. Many good articles which relate
     to course material. Also: Financial Post, Financial Times, The Economist.

The above suggested items are optional but are suggested extras which may improve your enjoyment and understanding of the course material.

PRESENTATION SKILLS

This course affords the student an opportunity to develop presentation skills both verbal and written. A couple of hours invested in learning computerized presentation skills whether in the Ryerson Computer Labs or using one's own computer at home or in the office along with appropriate presentation software will enhance the Quality of presentations not only in this course but in future courses and during one's own professional presentations.

THERE ARE  13 THREE  HOUR CLASSES. SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL EXCEED 3 HOURS

(The sequence of topics given below is that followed by most Professors.
 Some Professors may elect to use a different sequence than shown).

Topic #                        Topic                                         Required Reading
(NOT CHAPTER #)                                                               (CHAPTERS)

         

1

- Introduction to the Course

- Management

- Introduction to IMS. the "   
  business simulation

- The key elements of a
   Professional Presentation. The
   "Case" method.

- At some point during this
  semester, some or all of the
   following "math based" topics
   will be covered: B.E.P. (Break
   Even Point), ratio analysis, cash
   flow analysis
 



 Williams  al Ch. 1 
 


  Video - Presentations

 

  Archer and MacNaughton,
   The IMS manual

 


 

2 - Organizational Environments
   and Cultures
 
 Williams et al Ch. 2
3 - Ethics and Social Responsibility
 
 Williams et al Ch. 3
4 - Planning
 
  Williams et al Ch. 4
5 - Managing
- Information Decision-Making
 
  Williams et al Ch. 5
  Williams et al Ch. 6
6 - Control
 
  Williams et al Ch. 7
7 - Global Management
 
   Williams et al Ch. 8
 

 

TEST 1 WILL COVER EVERYTHING UP TO HERE

 
8 - Innovation and Change   Williams et al Ch. 10
 
9 - Organizational Structures and
   Processes
 
  Williams  et al Ch. 11
10 - Managing Service and
   Manufacturing Operations
 
  Williams  et al Ch. 14
11 - Managing Communication

GROUP PRESENTATIONS
 

 Williams et al Ch. 16


 

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GROUP PRESENTATIONS
 
13 CMGT 200 Final Exam to cover all material from the beginning to the end of the semester.  
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