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COURSE SYLLABUS MANAGEMENT TRENDS

COLLEGE: RVR-College of BusinessDEPARTMENT: Decision Sciences & Innovation COURSE CODE: MGTREND TERM: Term 1, AY 2015-2016 CLASS DAYS AND CLASS TIME: Every Monday and Wednesday from 16:15-17:45 ROOM: EY401 INSTRUCTOR: Raymond D. Paderna email: raymondpaderna@gmail.com mobile: 0917-8077768 CONSULTATION HOURS: Every Monday and Wednesday from 08:00-09:00, 13:00-14:00, and 18:00-19:00. Consultation on Fridays by appointment only.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Savvy executives and entrepreneurs acknowledge the importance of spotting andacting on emerging trends in order to capture market opportunities, test risks, and spur innovation.

This course will introduce the students to the latest developments across the core functional areas of business management and help them understand the impact that these trends have on countries, societies, organizations, and individuals.

Furthermore, the course is also designed to increase awareness of current issues and trends in which businesses, government entities, and NGOs collaborate in order to address social and environmental issues.

Ultimately, students will appreciate how theinteraction between these emerging forces and business establishmentscan shape management practices, influence decision-making processes, and address societal challenges.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)

ELGA

LEARNING OUTCOME By the end of the term, students must be able to:

Critical and creative thinkers

L01: Understand the importance of spotting and knowing how to act upon the latest trends in the core functional areas of marketing, finance, production, and human resources management. L02: Determine how these trends affect the management practices, influence the decision-making processes, and spur innovative thinking among corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. L03: Appreciate the impact of management trends on the manner by which domestic and international firms operate. L04: Develop a systems perspectiveof management trends either as entrepreneurs who own promising start-ups or as corporate leaders in charge of running multinational business operations.

Effective communicators

LO5: Design a simulated Business Trends &Innovation Fair aimed at generating excitement among the business community through ground-breaking trends and innovations in the core functional areas of management. L06: Write a position paper that do not only follow the prescribed format but that are also grammatically correct, well-organized, and concise. LO7: Synthesize relevant articles on the latest trends in the core functional areas of finance, marketing, production and human resources management. LO8: Speak and present confidently to an audience. LO9: Actively listen to the ideas of others. LO10: Generate a consensus in resolving issues and confronting

 

dilemmas particularly in group projects that involve the collaborative efforts of all members in a group.

Service-driven, ethical, and socially responsible citizens

LO11: Triggerthe development of ethical and environmentally- conscious trends which value human capital, provide safe and healthy workplaces, and translate an aspiration of business resource sustainability into practical solutions. LO12: Use the latest management trends in employment- generation sothat the nagging issue of joblessness across the country and overseas can be addressed.

Major course outputs

As evidence of attaining the above learning outcomes, the student is required to do and submit the following during the indicated dates of the term.

Required output

Learning outcomes addressed

 

Due date

Quizzes/Case analyses/ Response Essay

L01: Understand the importance of spotting and knowing how to act upon the latest trends in the core functional areas of marketing, finance, production, and human resources management. L02: Determine how these trends affect the management practices, influence the decision-making processes, and spur innovative thinking among corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. L03: Appreciate the impact of management trends on the manner by which domestic and international firms operate.

16

Sept. (Q1);

21

Oct. (Q2);

 

Due date for Case Analyses and Response Essay TBA

Review of related literature on emerging trends across the four (4) functional areas of finance, marketing, production/operations & human resource management

LO7: Synthesize scholarly articles on late-breaking trends in the core functional areas of finance, marketing, production and human resources management.

21 September

Position Paper

L06: Write a position paper that do not only follow the prescribed format but that are also grammatically correct, well-organized, and concise.

30

September

 

L04: Develop a systems perspective of management trends either as entrepreneurs who own promising start-ups or as corporate leaders in charge of running multinational business operations. LO5: Design a simulated Business Trends &Innovation Fair aimed at generating excitement among the business community through ground- breaking trends and innovations in the core functional areas of management. LO8: Speak and present confidently to an audience. LO11: Trigger the development of ethical and environmentally-conscious trends which value human capital, provide safe and healthy workplaces, and translate an aspiration of business resource sustainability into practical solutions. LO12: Use the latest management trends in employment-generation so that the nagging issue of

4, 9, 11, 16, &

Simulated Business Trends & Innovation Fair

18

November

 

joblessness across the country and overseas can be addressed.

 

Active class

LO9: Actively listen to the ideas of others. LO10: Generate a consensus in resolving issues and confronting dilemmas particularly in group projects that involve the collaborative efforts of all members in a group.

All sessions

participation,

throughout the

attendance, and

term

attitude

Rubric for Review of Related Literature and Position Paper

Criteria

Exemplary

Very good

Satisfactory

Developing

Beginning

Rating

5

4

3

2

1

Clarity and

Paper is a model of clarity, conciseness, and logical thought. Ideas flow smoothly between paragraphs and across sections. Tables and figures do not only supplement the main text, but are also self- contained.

Paper is well- written. Ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Tables and figures are properly labeled and effectively supplement the main text.

Paper is generally well- written. Ideas are often presented in a clear and organized manner, but are sometimes repeated unnecessarily. Tables and figures are properly labeled and effectively supplement the main text.

Paper can be generally understood, although ideas are sometimes presented in a confusing and repetitive manner. Not all tables and figures are labeled properly.

Paper is poorly-written. Ideas are disjointed and difficult to understand. Tables and figures are haphazardly done, and are not labeled properly.

 

organization

of report

Utilization of

Relevant

Relevant

Relevant theories, models, or concepts are explained and adequately used as tools of description and / or analysis.

Relevant theories, models, or concepts are explained, but incorrectly used as tools of description and / or analysis.

Theories, models, or concepts are not explained, and / or incorrectly used as tools of description and/ or analysis.

 

theory,

theories,

theories,

models and

models, or

models, or

concepts

concepts are

concepts are

explained, and

explained and

successfully

effectively

synthesized to

utilized to

generate

generate

revealing

valuable

insights.

insights.

Quality of description and / or analysis

Analysis is done systematically, and generates conclusions that are not only sound, logical, but also full of practical insight.

Analysis is done systematicall y, and generates conclusions that are sound and logical.

Analysis is generally done systematically, and generates conclusions that are mostly sound and logical.

Analysis is done with some system, but still generates faulty and / or illogical conclusions.

Analysis is done carelessly, and generates faulty and / or illogical conclusions.

 

Correctness

Paper is not only error-free, but also contains language that is both crisp and elegant.

Paper is practically error-free, both in terms of spelling and grammar. Sentences are consistently constructed well.

Paper has

Paper has few spelling errors but many grammatical errors. Sentences are coherent but construction is still weak.

Paper contains

 

of grammar

occasional

numerous

and syntax

grammatical

spelling and

lapses, and

grammatical

practically no

errors.

spelling errors.

Sentences are

Sentences are

constructed

 

generally well-

poorly and

constructed.

difficult to

 

understand.

Completeness

Contains the essential elements of a

Contains the essential elements of a

Contains most of the essential elements of a

Fails to include some of the essential

Many of the essential elements of a

 

of paper

Criteria

Exemplary

Very good

Satisfactory

Developing

Beginning

Rating

5

4

3

2

1

Note:

research paper from the preliminaries to the appendices. Citations are complete, have corresponding entries in the references section, and conform to the APA format. Evidence of research or field work (e.g. photos and interview notes) is included.

research paper from the preliminaries to the appendices. Citations are complete, have correspondin g entries in the references section, and conform to the APA format.

research paper from the preliminaries to the appendices. Citations are complete, have corresponding entries in the references section, and mostly follow the APA format.

elements of a research paper from the preliminaries to the appendices. Citations do not conform to the APA format. References are incomplete.

research paper from the preliminaries to the appendices are missing. Citations do not conform to the APA format. References are incomplete.

 

Preliminaries include the following: title page, executive summary, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, and list of appendices.

         

Total:

 

Grade: 24-25 100%; 22-23 95%; 19-21 90%; 16-18 85%; 13-15 80%; 10-12 75%; 7-9 70%; 5-6 65% (Developed by R. Habaradas, 2011)

Rubric for Simulated Business Trends &Innovation Fair

Criteria

Exemplary

Very good

Satisfactory

Developing

Beginning

Rating

5

4

3

2

1

Clarity, focus, and order of presentation

Presentation is clear, focused, and organized. Presenters do not lose track of presentation objectives, and present in a smooth and fluid manner.

Presentation is clear, focused, and organized. Transition from one presenter to the next is generally smooth.

Presentation is

Presentation

Presentation is confusing, lacks focus, and is not organized well. Lack of coordination among group members is evident.

 

generally

sometimes

clear, focused,

goes off-

 

and organized.

tangent, but

Attempts to

has some

coordinate

semblance of

efforts largely

organization.

succeed.

Attempts to

coordinate

 

efforts fall

 

short.

 

Comprehensi

Group discusses the essential elements of its report, provides a brief summary of the points discussed, and adds valuable insights about the topic, within the allotted time.

Group discusses the essential elements of its report within the allotted time, and provides a brief summary of the points discussed.

Group adequately discusses the essential elements of its report within the allotted time. Unnecessary information and side- comments are kept to a minimum.

Group fails to discuss some of the essential elements of its report within the allotted time. Some information presented could have been omitted without sacrificing clarity.

Group fails to discuss the essential elements of its report within the allotted time. Lack of judgment on what to present is betrayed by the deluge of unnecessary information.

 

veness and

conciseness of

presentation

Delivery

Presenters

Presenters

Presenters

Some

Most of the presenters speak softly, often grope for words, exhibit distracting mannerisms, and lack confi- dence when presenting.

 

project their

project their

generally

presenters

voices well,

voices well,

project their

speak softly,

speak English

speak English

voices well,

occasionally

fluently, and

fluently, and

and show

grope for

conduct

present with

some confi-

words, and

themselves

ease and

dence when

lack confi-

with ease,

confidence.

presenting.

dence when

humor, and

presenting.

confidence.

Utilization of

Visual aids

Visual aids

Visual aids

Some visual

Visual aids are cluttered and

 

visual aids

highlight

highlight

rarely contain

aids are

Criteria

Exemplary

Very good

Satisfactory

Developing

Beginning

Rating

5

4

3

2

1

 

essential elements of the report, and are a joy to behold. Text and graphic elements are stunning and professionally executed, making the presentation memorable.

essential elements of the report, and are easy to read. Text and graphic elements complement each other, and enhance understanding of the presentation.

clutter, and are generally easy to read. Text and graphic elements generally complement each other, and enhance understanding of the presentation.

cluttered and difficult to read. Text and graphic elements do not always complement each other, and sometimes distract the audience.

difficult to read. Text and graphic elements lack unity, and often distract the audience from the presentation. Lack of preparation and care is evident.

 

Audience

Presenters

Presenters command the attention of the audience, and keep them interested in the report.

Presenters are generally able to capture the attention of the audience, and keep them interested in the report.

Presenters sometimes lose the attention of the audience, who get easily distracted and are barely involved.

Presenters fail to capture the attention of the audience, who seem restless, uninvolved, and get easily distracted.

 

impact

actively

engage the

audience, and

succeed in

eliciting

questions and

feedback that

 

enrich the

   

discussion.

 
         

Total:

 

Grade: 24-25 100%; 22-23 95%; 19-21 90%; 16-18 85%; 13-15 80%; 10-12 75%; 7-9 70%; 5-6 65% (Developed by R. Habaradas, 2011)

Other requirements and assessments

Aside from the major outputs required, each student will be assessed at various times during the term by the following: (a) quizzes, (b) recitation, (c) attendance, and (d) attitude.

Grading system

Quizzes/Case Analyses/Response Essay (average)

20%

Review of Related Literature (group)

20%

Position Paper (individual)

15%

Simulated Business Trends &Innovation Fair (BTIF)

20%

Peer Evaluation

5%

Audience Evaluation

5%

Class Standing (Attendance, Recitation, Attitude)

15%

TOTAL

100%

Note: Final grade for BTIF may differ between group members because the peer evaluation score will be multiplied to the SBF grade. Example: BTIF grade 95%, Peer evaluation 85%, Final BTIF grade .85 * .95 = .0875 or

87.5%

Learning plan

Topics

 

Date

Introduction to the course; Discussion of classroom policies and grading system for the course

24

August

A Timeline of Trends, Fads, and Innovations

26

August

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2015- 2030: A precursor of management trends for a sustainable future Required reading: http://www.theguardian.com/global-

2 & 7 September

Topics

 

Date

development/ng-interactive/2015/jan/19/sustainable-

 

development-goals-changing-world-17-steps-interactive

Smart trends for start-ups: How entrepreneurs can spot the next big thing to help their businesses grow Required reading: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7608-

9 September

Cross sector collaborations: Discovering common ground with others to enhance productivity, sustainability, and relevance. Required reading: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable- business/practical-guide-cross-sector-collaboration

14

September

QUIZ no. 1

16

September

Emerging trends in FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

23& 28 September

1.

The World Economic Forum as a Platform for Financial

Innovation Required reading:http://altxm.com/About-

2.

SocialImpact Investments

Required

3.

Venture Philanthropy

Required

Emerging Trends in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

30 September&

1.

10 HR Trends for 2015

05 October

Required reading:

2.

Key Priorities for the HR Profession Through 2015

Required reading:

 

Emerging Trends in MARKETING MANAGEMENT

07

& 12 October

1.

11 Marketing Trends To Watch For in 2015

Required reading:

2.

Social marketing as a tool for social change

Emerging Trends in PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

14

& 19 October

1.

Key trends in operations management for 2015

2.

Sustainable production and operations management

Required reading:

Topics

Date

QUIZ no. 2

21 October

Special lecture by invited guest speaker

Tentative dates: 26 or 28 October or 02 November

Presentation of Simulated Business Trends & Innovation Fair

4, 9, 11, 16, & 18 November

Grade consultation day (Advanced)

23 November

Note: Topics and suggested readings may be added during the term as needed.