OMC 679: Organizatnl Strategy & Decision Making


66075 (for web registration)




Robert Rue






Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/16 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 3/13 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 4/24 (8:30AM-5:29PM)


Competency Area: Purposeful Systemic Change
Required of and restricted to second year O&M MS students.

In this capstone course, students will draw on and apply knowledge and skills acquired to effectively diagnose challenges, determine options, and make decisions from the perspective of the Chief Executive or senior management team member. Effective organizational leadership requires a range of skills including a wide range of perspectives, experience, and skills to see and solve organization-wide challenges. These challenges will include responding to rapid changes and creating effective strategies. Students will draw on course work from the entire curriculum. Course goals include:
?tMore effectively diagnose challenges, create viable options and make good decisions from an organization-wide perspective.
?tLearn to integrate multiple perspectives, experience(s), and course work to see issues and create viable solutions.
?tSee leadership as art as well as a science; appreciate what often seems like ?shades of gray? in decision making.
Students will have the opportunity to learn through lecture, reading, discussion, small group work, case analysis, role-play, or simulation. We will also make use of Sakai to communicate and the internet to conduct research.