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School of Business Management, Faculty of Business

STUDENT COURSE INFORMATION SHEET


MGT 804


 

 

"STUDIES IN GLOBAL SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
" 


 


Professor
                
                 : Thomas W. McKaig 



Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                   : www.tm-int.com

E-mail                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com

Winter 2004Timetable           : Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will expose the student to many of the topics currently dominating the study of global supply management Subjects may include: Leveraging and participating in Global Strategies: Locating potential suppliers: the importance of cultural and communication skills; Designing Global Products and Services currency factors; logistics; supplier payment; channel payment, and more. Students will be expected to write and present one essay (individual effort) and in class Presentations (group efforts) on various topics using both primary and secondary research techniques. 3 hours classes per week. Prerequisite: MGT 401.

PRE-REQUISITES

(day school course)

MGT 701

 

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

MGT 401

 

Or

 

 

Supply Management I

CZPU 231

 

Or

 

 

(day school course)

MGT 801

 

Or

CZPU 241


 

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

 1.         To assist students in understanding global supply management.
 2.         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global trading environment
             which will require them to facilitate global supply management strategies
              in the work place.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, book reports, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There will also be relevant Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Global Supply 
Management study *            
    30% ** (20% written study, 10% individual presentation
                                                               mark)
Ongoing Class Participation      10%
Term Test
1                             30%

Term Test 2                             30%       
Total                                       100%  * denotes group work
                                                      
   ** topics  to be approved by T. W. McKaig

NOTES
 

1.         Up to 10 marks on tests and assignments may be deducted for
             poor grammar,  lack of clarity and/or spelling.  

2.          A "Peer Assessment" form must be completed by each student
             to evaluate the contributions of each student to group activities.

COMMENTS

1.         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.

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 to the Professor, or, - if for
    Continuing Education -
at the Continuing Education Office, within three 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 , or if for CE, the Continuing
   Education office, 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.

COMPULSORY READING

A)            REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (Do not purchase yet pending confirmation)
                              YIP, George S. “
Total Global Strategy II, 2/e : Managing for Worldwide 
                Competitive Advantage", Prentice Hall, 2002 (ISBN 0-13-017-9175)

 B)            SUGGESTED TEXT
  
             
Locke, Dick  “GLOBAL SUPPLY MANAGEMENT – A Guide
                  to International Purchasing”, McGraw-Hill 1996 (ISBN 0-7863-0797-8)  

C)            MAGAZINES

                   International Supply Management/Logistics Trade Magazines will also form
                   a key part of the course curriculum. Business Magazines, Logistics
                   related  magazines, Canadian Business, etc.  Student discounts are
                    available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

Absent students are not guaranteed receiving supplemental missed handouts  
without MD certificate
.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 

Although the main text is "Yip" based, there will be diverse sources of course material including lectures from Guest Speakers, videos and T. W. McKaig's notes. 


Although the content, and order of this MGT 804   outline might change, the text books, both required and suggested will remain the same.

Full attendance is mandatory at all sessions, unless for reasonable reasons

        Week #                                  Weekly MGT 804 topics to be covered
 

1 - Global Strategy
A)
Semester's Overview 
B) Understanding and Developing a Global Strategy
2 - Leveraging and Participating in Global Strategy
- Designing Global Products & Services

 
3 - Cultural Elements of Global Supply Management 
 - Form Groups
- Field Trips (TBA)

 
4 Supply Chain Management
A) Channel Design & Management
B) Supply Chain Management, Supplier Selection 
C) Managing Remote Suppliers


Group Presentation topics to be selected and approved
 
5 Field Trip
 
6 Test One
 
7 - The Currency Problem and other financing elements
- International Development financing aspects
-
Guest Speaker
 
8 - Logistics 
-
Guest Speaker
 
9 - Logistics ctd.
- group work on presentations (time permitting)
 
10  Test # 2
 
11 - Presentations begin

12 - Presentations continue
 
13

     

Presentations end

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Ryerson University


School of Management & E
nterprise Development

Faculty of Business


 MGT  806 -  PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

 

Professor                                   : Thomas W. 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                                   :



 

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR WHO WILL BE TEACHING THIS COURSE, DURING THE FIRST CLASS.

 


 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course will expose the student to many of the realities of work place Project management. There will be occasional on-site visits to current projects in various industries. Class is 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MGT 401


COURSE OBJECTIVES
 

1.              To cultivate an applied understanding of Project Management through
                 in class applications and on site visits (both formal and informal)

 

2.              To assist students in assessing relevance of formal vs. informal project
                 management in small and large projects.

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may
include lectures, classroom discussion, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There
will also be Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation
in the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material,
changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).
 

METHOD OF EVALUATION 

Project Management submission               35%  * (approved by  T. W. McKaig)
Statement of Work                                   15%  *
Term Test 1                                              25%
Term Test 2                                            
 25%

                                                  100%
*= group work                         

NOTES

1)       Up to 10 marks on tests and assignments may be deducted for poor grammar, lack of           clarity and/or spelling.

2)       A "Peer Assessment" form must be completed by each student to evaluate the
           contributions of each  student to group activities.


 

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.

 

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.
 

COMMENTS

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.
 

COMPULSORY READINGS
 

 A)               REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

                     Meredith, Jack R. and MANTEL, Jr. "Project Management", A
                     Managerial  Approach, John Wiley & Sons, 5th Edition,
                     ISBN 0-471-07323-7
.
 

 B)               SUGGESTED TEXT    

                      FIELD, Mike and KELLER, Laurie, “Project Management”,
                      International Thomson Business Press,  ISBN 1-86152-274-6
 

C)                MAGAZINES
 
                    Trade Magazines relevant to students’ areas of interest(s).
 

OPTIONAL
 

1.      Business Magazines: Project Management related magazines;
         Canadian Business, etc., Student discounts are available on
         many such publications.
 

2.       "Globe & Mail" "Report on Business", "National Post". Also,
         "Financial Post", "Financial Times of Canada" and
         "Financial Times" (London, England), and foreign language
           press, encouraged.
 

These are optional but suggested as extras which may improve your enjoyment
and understanding of the course material, and international business.

 

TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W.
McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety
of reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering
their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group
case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general
discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and
active  exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions
 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED
TO LEAVE A GROUP OR WORK ON THEIR OWN
.

Those students absent from class, are not guaranteed receiving
supplemental
  "missed  handouts" without a medical certificate
.
 

         MGT 806  TOPIC OUTLINE FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
                  
                  
Professor McKaig may change the chapters within this on-line
                   course outline. If so, these will be announced in class, accordingly.

 Topic#

 

1

The Definition of a "Project"  -  Chapter 1, pgs. 1 - 36
 

2

Strategic Management and Project Selection   - Chapter 2, Pgs. 37 - 117 

- Form work groups 
 

3

The Project Manager - Chapter  3  pgs. 118 -184

Field Trips,  TBA, if applicable
 

4

Project Organization - Chapter 4 pgs. 185 - 238

5

Guest Speaker
 

6

Budgeting and Cost Estimation  -  Chapter 7 pgs. 335-378

Guest Speaker
 

7

Test 1

8

Resource Allocation - Chapter 9, pgs. 443-504
 

9

Monitoring and Information Systems - Chapter 10, pgs. 505 - 558
 

10

Project Control   - Chapter 11, pgs. 559 - 610
The Project Audit - Chapter 12
 

11

Test Two covering all material from day one of course to end of course
 

12

Work on Project Submission
 

13

Project Submission and Year End Review


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Student Group Evaluations - Case & Presentation Forms

 

NAME                  : _________________________

 

COUNTRY           : ____________________________

SIGNATURE        : ____________________________

NOTE       

A separate sheet is required from each group member. Another sheet is required that is signed by all members. This assignment is a group effort and the intent is that  each group member will contribute substantially to the assignment in approximately equal amounts, if in different ways. To ensure a group effort, the following form must be included with the submission of the written case analysis on the day of the presentation.

PURPOSE OF THIS FORM
 

1)  To act as a review to determine how well your group coordinated 
     on the preparation of  this group assignmen
t
 

2) To act as a vehicle through which individual group members can determine
     the need to expel any member who does not perform to 
     reasonable expectations.

3) To provide guidelines for any necessary distribution of grades by the 
    Instructor. Allocation of grades is at the Instructor's discretion.

Compile a list for each area of endeavour.

                           Person A   Person B   Person C   Person D

Background research
 

Analysis/organization
 

Writing
 

Editing
 

Typing
 

Proofreading

Other (specify)
 

If a person originally responsible for a task did not (for any reason) fulfill his/her responsibilities, indicate who picked up a the slack.
 

Overall assessment: estimated per centage of the overall work done by each group member.

Person A ____________________________________________________

Person B ____________________________________________________

Person C ____________________________________________________

Person D ____________________________________________________

Additional Comments you prefer to make ...

Signature:______________________________________________________________


GUIDE TO EVALUATION OF STUDENT 
QUALITATIVE WORK

(E.g., Essays, Plans, Assignments, Exams, Tests)

EXCELLENT: A- = 80 - 84 A = 85 - 90 A+ = 90 - 100
 

             The student has seen more than the obvious implications of the assignment/question and
             shows superior perceptions of the meaning and methods of the course content. His or
             her generalizations are supported by well-chosen examples from the course content
             and from his or her own perceptions, as well as any citations from secondary sources.
             Facts and inferences are organized into a cogent argument supporting a clearly stated
             thesis, business plan, report, essay or answer. Style is fresh as well as grammatically
             correct. Initiative and/or creativity is evident and exemplary.

GOOD: B- = 70 - 72 B = 73 - 76 B+ = 77 - 79
 

            The student has read the text carefully and been attentive to class discussions. He or she
             is able to produce a smooth version of interpretations suggested in class, intelligently 
             adapted to the assigned topic. Generalizations are supported by examples from the
             course content. Secondary sources, when used, are well synthesized and meticulously
             credited. Style is clear and virtually free of grammatical errors and the logic of the
             paper's organization demonstrates a sense of purpose. Initiative and/or creativity is
             evident.

SATISFACTORY: C- = 60 - 62 C = 63 - 66 C+ = 67 - 69
 

            The student has clearly understood the course content and its most obvious features.
            He or she has grasped the nature of the assignment/question and has made an effort to
            meet its requirements. Most of his or her generalizations are supported by examples
            from the text. Major grammatical errors are rare and errors in spelling are few and
            usually confined to commonly misspelled words. Organization may be mechanical and
            language uninspired, but the meaning is clear.

MARGINAL: D- = 50 - 52 D = 53 - 56 D+ = 57 - 59
 

            The student appears to have read but not fully understood the course material; some 
             valid perceptions appear along with some confusion. He or she has interpreted the 
            assignment/question in the narrowest possible sense and/or partially misunderstood it.

            Generalizations are frequently unsupported. Attempts at organization, if any, are only
            occasionally successful and language skills are not adequate to ensure that meaning is
            always clear. Effort appears perfunctory. Initiative and/or creativity is lacking.
 

FAILURE: F = 0 - 49

            The student appears to have misunderstood more than he or she has understood of the
             course content; or the student has completely misunderstood the nature of the
             assignment/question; or the student's language skills are below an acceptable level; or
             the student's treatment of the topic is grossly inadequate; or no paper was received; or
             tests/exams were not written; or plagiarism was evident.

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PRESENTATION CRITERIA

Students might be marked on these Presentation Criteria elements

ITEM RANKING (0 - 100)

 
Voice  
Appearance  
Apparent Confidence  
Speed and Pace  
Organization  
Use/Type  of Exhibits  
Eye Contact  
Amount of Reading  
Distractions  
Co-ordination within Group  
Outside Research and Sources  
Audience Participation  
Ability to Answer Questions  
Length of Presentation  
Link to previous course material  
Link to this Week's Readings  
Relevancy to Theory & Application  
   
Overall Evaluation  Style Component      Content Component
                                                (50% of presentation)   (50% of presentation)
 
 Areas for Improvement

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