MGT521 - Management

MGT521 – Management

Lawrence Kirsch

Lawrence Kirsch

Professor:
Lawrence Kirsch

Required Reading:
Chase, R. B., Jacobs, F. R., & Aquilano, N. J. (2006) Operations management for competitive advantage (11th ed). New York: McGraw Hill/Irwin.

Ancillary Reading:
Allen, D. (2002). Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Boston: Penguin [Link] Rath, T. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths. New York: Gallup Press. [Link] Rohn, J. (2003). The Art of Exceptional Living. Niles, IL: Nightingale-Conant. [Link]

Group Members:
Kari Peloza, Rene Cotes, Lois Smith

My MBA program at the University of Phoenix started off with a basic course on management. Larry Kirsch made the transition from my lackadaisical curiosity of business to full blown immersion into business very easy. I was slightly disappointed by the ease of the course, but thankful of the easy transition to a program I knew was going to consume the next year and a half!

MGT521 introduced concepts such as collaboration, problem solving, and ethics. As with all classes at the University of Phoenix the first class is the formation of groups. Luckily two of the campus staff, Kari Peloza and Lois Smith, were scheduled to be in the class and my entrance interview earned me a recommendation for their group. I was very happy with the way we coordinated our projects and deliverables. I look forward to Human Capital Management!