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MGMT 303 – DeVry – Principles of Management


MGMT 303 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest

Who Is a Manager? What Is an Organization? (graded)

Based on what you have read in our text, how would you define a manager? How would you define an organization? Please cite your sources. Give an example of a manager and an organization.

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Managerial Ethics (graded)

Explain how management can impact ethics within an organization. Please cite your sources.

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Business Decisions (graded)

Managers, most business decisions are made under conditions of either risk or uncertainty. What is the difference between risk and uncertainty (please cite your sources)? In your opinion, is it easier to make a decision under a condition of risk or a condition of uncertainty? Why? Give an example from your experiences to support your answer.

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Performing a SWOT Analysis (graded)

Using your SWOT analysis selected organization, identify that organization. What are the competitive advantages of the organization you identified? Explain how you arrived at that decision.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1 Latest

Global Environment and Competitive Advantage (graded)

Studying the cultural differences between countries can help a company be more successful doing business internationally. What are the cultural dimensions that vary by country? What is cultural intelligence?

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New Business Venture (graded)

Discuss the reasons why small businesses are so important to the U.S. economy. Understanding that “Diversity is also desirable for innovation, flexibility, and organizational success,” how does it then play a part in small business success? Please cite your sources.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest

Organizational Design (graded)

There are many elements to consider when designing an organizational structure. Let’s start by each of picking one of the six key elements and discussing why that element is important to the overall success of the design. Please cite your sources

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Resistance to Change (graded)

Change is a constant factor in both in our personal and work lives. There seems to be resistance to change whether the change will be good or bad. Why do people resist change?

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest

Human Resource Management (graded)

Human resources are very important to all organizations. What are some processes involved in human resource planning to determine the right number of employees with the right kind of capabilities? How does diversity play a part in this Human Resources planning process? Please cite your sources.

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Motivation and Performance (graded)

There are many theories on how to motive employees. Let’s consider two of the theories: goal-setting and reinforcement. Define each of these theories and cite your sources. Do you agree with either of these theories? Why are they important or not important in today’s organizations? What is Herzberg’s theory? Please cite your sources.

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Leadership Behaviors (graded)

Despite no scientific or empirical data to support the trait approach to leadership, many still believe there is an association between leadership behavior and certain traits. Research and cite your responses to the following questions: Why do you think these beliefs persist? In what ways is the use of the trait approach helpful and/or harmful to those who use it?

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Communications (graded)

What are the similarities and differences of oral and written communication? What kinds of situations call for the use of oral methods? What situations call for the use of written communication?

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1 Latest

Importance of the Fourth Function of Management: Control (graded)

The function of control is extremely important to any organization. What makes this function so important? What are the steps in the control process? Please cite your sources. How have you seen the steps used in your workplace?

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Useful Information (graded)

Identify and explain one system that provides applications within an organization. What do you believe are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the system? Give an example of the system other than the examples in the text.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 1 SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis – PART ONE

Please read the SWOT Analysis overview and requirements located under the Home tab.

For this week’s assignment, select an organization of your choice on which to conduct a thorough SWOT analysis of the internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats for that organization. You can write about your current or former workplace or any organization with which you are familiar, such as a well-known company, your church, volunteer organization, or even DeVry University. Please remember that research is required so use an actual organization for which you can find information. This is not a case where you could make up information.

Please view the attached two Library videos to help you find a Company, Industry and Market Information. The second video shows how to use the “Ask a Librarian” feature. (with permission from Rich Ottum, National Dean, DeVry University, COBM)″>”>Transcript″>”>Transcript

See”>SWOT Analysis Grading Rubric for detailed assignment requirements.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 2 SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis – PART TWO

Please read the SWOT Analysis overview and requirements located under the Home tab.

This week you are to complete an External Environment assessment. Please ensure that you comment on trends in each of the six (6) external forces. You will use this analysis in order to complete next week’s SWOT chart.


You will need to be familiar with the APA style manual for writing your citations. Plagiarism means using the words and/or thoughts of someone else without giving them credit. This is perceived as stealing. Making a habit of including citations in your work is important; it is required in assignments in this class, as well as in all other DeVry classes.

If you have any questions concerning how to do in-text citations or a List of References page, please contact me. As with all professional and academic writing, your paragraphs should include complete sentences and correct punctuation, and they should be spell- and grammar-checked in Word prior to submitting your work.

See the Syllabus section “Plagiarism and Undergraduate Citations” for information on APA style and plagiarism.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 3 SWOT Analysis


Please read the SWOT Analysis overview and requirements located under the Home tab.

Your SWOT Chart is due this week. Please ensure that Strengths and Weaknesses come from the Internal Organizational Environment and that the Opportunities and Threats come from the External Environment Assessment from week two.

See”>SWOT Analysis Grading Rubric for detailed assignment requirements.

You do not submit the outline or the rubric—you only submit your finished organized SWOT Paper.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read”>step-by-step instructions.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 4 SWOT Analysis


The final section of your Company’s SWOT analysis is the most important. This is where you develop the strategic action for managements. Please ensure your recommendations are Specific Measurable Relevant and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.)

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SWOT Analysis

The final step in the Strategic Planning process involves formulating goals and objectives in response to the SWOT Chart.

In this section management states the planned actions in order to:

  1. Use its strengths
  2. Minimize weaknesses
  3. Take advantage of opportunities, and
  4. Neutralize threats.

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 6 Case Study


This week, you are assuming the role of a human resources consultant, hired by Patagonia to analyze their employees’ levels of motivation.

Your Assignment

Read the Case Application 1: Passion for the Outdoors and for People (end of Chapter 17).

After reading the case details, prepare your report for Patagonia managers by answering the following questions:

  1. According to Maslow’s hierarchy, which basic needs does the Patagonia culture meet? What would it be like to work at Patagonia? (Hint: Go to Patagonia’s website and find the section on jobs.) What’s your assessment of the company’s work environment? (20 points)
  2. Use the expectancy theory or the equity theory of motivation to explain how feeling underpaid might affect the work of a Patagonia associate and what a manager can do to increase the employee’s motivation. (20 points)
  3. What do you think might be Patagonia’s biggest challenge in keeping employees motivated? If you were managing a team of Patagonia employees in the retail stores, how would you keep them motivated? (20 points)

MGMT 303 DeVry Week 6 Quiz Latest

Question 1. Question : 1. What is motivation? Explain the three key elements of motivation 2. What are the different job design approaches to motivation? 3. What challenges do managers face in motivating today’s workforce?

Question 2. Question : 2. Describe the different types of groups and the five stages of group development 2. Compare groups and teams. 3. Describe the characteristics of effective teams.

Question 3. Question : 3. Explain Fiedler’s contingency model of leadership 2. What is leader–member exchange theory, and what does it say about leadership? 3. What are the five sources of a leader’s power?

Question 4. Question: 4. Discuss the external environmental factors that most directly affect the HRM process. 2. Describe the different types of orientation and training and how each of the types of training might be provided. 3. Describe the different performance appraisal methods.


Multiple Choice Questions

Question 1.1. (TCO 1) The shared values, principles, and traditions can be described as (Points : 5)

  1. stakeholder culture.
  2. team culture.
  3. employee culture.
  4. organizational culture.

Question 2.2. (TCO 2) A company that is doing an analysis of its physical assets is doing what sections of a SWOT? (Points : 5)

  1. Threats
  2. Opportunities
  3. Internal
  4. External

Question 3.3. (TCO 3) A company is required by law to preserve and protect the natural resources. A company that goes beyond the requirements of the law might adopt a(an) ________ approach. (Points : 5)

  1. realistic
  2. active
  3. stakeholder
  4. reflective

Question 4.4. (TCO 4) Which of the following is usually the second type of international business in which a company gets involved? (Points : 5)

  1. Licensing strategy
  2. Joint venture
  3. Importing/exporting
  4. Direct investment

Question 5.5. (TCO 5) If Delta Airlines decides to buy a regional carrier, this would be an example of a(n) _____ plan. (Points : 5)

  1. operational
  2. strategic
  3. tactical
  4. contingency

Question 6.6. (TCO 6) Which of the following is a source of equity financing provided by a professionally managed pool of investors? (Points : 5)

  1. Financial institutions
  2. Personal financial resources
  3. Angel investors
  4. None of the above

Short Answer Questions

Question 7.7. (TCO 1) Mintzberg studied managerial roles and created a model with managerial roles. What are those roles? What does each role require? (Points : 10)

Question 8.8. (TCO 2) Identify and comment on three organizational stakeholders. (Points : 10)

Question 9.9. (TCO 3) Give five of the factors that determine whether an individual will be unethical or ethical in a situation. Give a short definition of each of the factors. (Points : 10)

Question 10.10. (TCO 4) What is the World Trade Organization and why is it important to the global environment? (Points : 10)

Question 11.11. (TCO 7) Briefly describe contingency factors affecting organizational structural choice. (Points : 10)

Essay Questions

Question 1.1. (TCO 4) Describe three environmental challenges of international management. (Points : 15)

Question 2.2. (TCO 5) Identify a company and write a brief SWOT analysis for that company. (Points : 15)

Question 3.3. (TCO 6) What are the four steps that an entrepreneur must consider to manage their entrepreneurial ventures? Briefly explain each step. (Points : 15)

Question 4.4. (TCO 7) In what ways are virtual and learning organizations different from the typical organization? (Points : 15)

MGMT 303 DeVry Final Exam 1

Question 1.1.(TCO 1) At the _____ managerial level, technical skills are particularly important. (Points : 7)

  • top management
  • operational employee
  • middle management
  • first-line supervisor
  • board of directors

Question 2.2.(TCO 2) Which of the following is an example of a merger? (Points : 7)

  • Brown Electronics and Kelvin Data Systems form a new company, and Brown and Kelvin cease to exist.
  • Brown Electronics buys Kelvin Data Systems and continues to operate as Brown Electronics.
  • Brown Electronics buys Kelvin Data Systems, and Kelvin operates as a subsidiary of Brown.
  • Brown completes a hostile takeover of Kelvin.
  • None of the above

Question 3.3.(TCO 3) The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires _____ to vouch for the truthfulness and fairness of the firm’s financial disclosures. (Points : 7)

  • all employees
  • managers
  • senior managers
  • board members
  • senior managers and board

Question 4.4.(TCO 4) McDonald’s operates restaurants around the world in airports. The agreement between McDonald’s and the airports is a(n) (Points : 7)

  • global sourcing agreement.
  • strategic alliance.
  • global business.
  • exporting agreement.
  • direct investment.

Question 5.5.(TCO 5) _____ planning is the process by which managers identify alternative courses of action that the organization might follow if various conditions arise. (Points : 7)

  • Strategic
  • Standard
  • Contingency
  • Integrative
  • Goal optimization

Question 6.6.(TCO 6) The overall purpose of a business plan is to (Points : 7)

  • identify all actions required up to the point when the firm opens its doors.
  • outline activities for the business in its first year of operation.
  • provide prospective lenders with a blueprint for action.
  • determine potential demand for the firm’s product or service.
  • determine the most appropriate form of ownership.

Question 7.7.(TCO 7) A regional manufacturing operation has the following divisions: manufacturing, finance, human resources, marketing, and shipping/receiving. This is an example of _____ departmentalization. (Points : 7)

  • functional
  • location
  • product
  • customer
  • sequential

Question 8.8.(TCO 8) According to Herzberg, when _____ factors are adequate, employees won’t be satisfied, but they won’t be dissatisfied either. (Points : 7)

  • intrinsic
  • hygiene
  • motivating
  • neutral

Question 9.9.(TCO 9) Which of the following statements does NOT describe an advantage of verbal communication? (Points : 7)

  • It is easy to use.
  • It is accurate.
  • It facilitates feedback.
  • It is comfortable for managers.
  • It can be done with little preparation.

Question 10.10.(TCO 10) Income statements, balance sheets, and audits are examples of the control of (Points : 7)

  • physical resources.
  • cybernetics.
  • financial resources.
  • organizational complexity.
  • human resources.

Question 1.1.(TCO 2) How is environment scanning helpful to a manager and the organization? (Points : 10)

Question 2.2.(TCO 3) You are the CEO of a factory that manufactures furniture. Explain briefly why your company needs to be socially responsible. Briefly comment on any two areas of social responsibility. (Points : 10)

Question 3.3.(TCO 7) Briefly describe the matrix structure of organization design. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this design? (Points : 10)

Question 4.4.(TCO 8) Briefly explain one performance appraisal method. Explain an error that can occur in the performance appraisal process and one way to effectively deal with such an error. (Points : 10)

Question 5.5.(TCO 9) Briefly explain two ways in which communication effectiveness can be improved. (Points : 10)

Question 6.6.(TCO 10) What are the different levels of control? What are the relationships between the different levels? (Points : 10)

Question 7.7.(TCO 1) Briefly describe any five of the 10 managerial roles described by Henry Mintzberg. Give an example of each. (Points : 10)

Question 1.1.(TCO 2) Organizations have both an internal and an external environment. Describe the general environment and give at least one specific example of each dimension, other than the examples given in the text and in the lectures. (Points : 20)

Question 2.2.(TCO 8) You are a manager of a Consulting firm with 25 employees under your supervision. Employee Motivation appears to be slipping, as well as employee performance. Employees seem to have a negative attitude about their work, which has led to some turnover of employees and an increase in absenteeism. You have been asked to provide upper management with recommendations of how to improve motivation of the employees. Please create a motivation plan and list the main motivational theories you are applying in this plan. You should come up with a minimum of three ideas on how to improve motivation. (Points : 20)

3.(TCO 9) You are the plant manager at Acme Plastics. You are running two shifts, a day shift and an evening shift. Before the day shift leaves each day, the workers must get an adequate supply of raw materials from the warehouse for the evening shift to use. On several occasions, they have failed to do so. By the time the evening shift gets to work, the warehouse is locked up, and it takes about 3 hours to get someone out to unlock it and get the production line rolling again. The two shift supervisors are at each other’s throats, and you have to do something to correct the situation. What is the basic problem causing this conflict? What could you do to solve it? (Points : 20)

Question 4.4.(TCO 10) Our text defines the four functions of a management as planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Briefly put, the plan states the desired outcome or goal and the process for achieving it. Control is the regulation of organizational activities and processes in such a way as to facilitate goal attainment. Assume that you are a manager of a business. State the type of business you are managing (it can be any business you choose). Give two examples of controls that you would implement in the business and how they could facilitate goal attainment.

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10 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (TCO 1)the goals that have been set for an organization must be monitored and the actual Performance compared to goals. This is part of the_________function of management. (Points : 7)
  2. (TCO 2)the process of actively monitoring the environment through activities such as reading and observation is called (Points: 7)
    3. (TCO 3)Individuals in an organization who find themselves in an ethical dilemma have many factors that will determine whether their behavior is ethical or unethical. Which of the following does NOT determine the behavior? (Points: 7)
    4. (TCO 4) When 12 original countries joined together, with the primary goal of reasserting the Region’s economic position against the United States and Japan, the__________was formed. (Points: 7)
    5. (TCO 5) A (n)_________of Choice Waste Management could be to expand operations in two more Countries this year. (Points: 7)
    6. (TCO 6) after watching the royal wedding, Susan wants to start her own hat-making company in the United States. To help her determine whether this is a good idea, she needs to find the answers to which of the following questions? (Points: 7)
    7. (TCO 7) A regional manufacturing operation has the following divisions: manufacturing, finance, human resources, marketing, and shipping/receiving. This is an example of departmentalization. (Points: 7)
  3. (TCO 8)The _______ is the act that requires organizations with 50 or more employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for family or medical reasons. (Points : 7)
  4. (TCO 9)Which of the following statements does not describe an advantage of verbal communication? (Points : 7)

10.(TCO 10) The basic purpose of control is (Points : 7)

7 Short Answers Questions

1.(TCO 2) an organization’s external environment refers to forces outside the organization that affect its performance. Compare and contrast two of the components of the external environment. (Points : 10)

2.(TCO 3) What is social entrepreneurship? How can businesses promote positive social change? (Points : 10)

3.(TCO 7) Briefly describe the matrix structure of organizational design. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this design? (Points : 10)

4.(TCO 8) Identify three performance appraisal methods and an advantage and disadvantage of each method. (Points : 10)

5.(TCO 9) Explain what the barriers are to interpersonal communications. (Points : 10)

6.(TCO 10) What are the three steps in the control process? Explain each of the steps. (Points : 10)

7.(TCO 1) Recall a recent group project or task in which you have participated. Explain how members of the group displayed each of the managerial skills. (Points : 10)

4 Essay Questions

1.(TCO 2) List and explain in detail the components of the four perspectives on how managers make decisions. (Points : 20)

2.(TCO 8) The goals of Organizational Behavior are to explain, predict, and influence employee behavior. List and explain in detail the six employee behaviors that are so important in this process. (Points : 20)

3.(TCO 9) Throughout many organizations, communications serve four major functions. List and describe in detail each of the four functions and share an example of each. (Points : 20)

4.(TCO 10) Explain what a PERT network system is and share an example of when it would be best to use this tool. (Points : 20)