Management Theory & Practice – Final Project

Management Theory & Practice – Final Project

It should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document about five-seven pages in length plus 1 page executive summary report (a final research project in a one-page paper that could be used to summarize your findings, providing a shortened version of your longer final paper), in 12-point type, with sources cited according to APA style.

You must reference a minimum of at least five sources, cited in APA style r in your Microsoft word document.

Final Project Guidelines and Grading Guide is attached.

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MGT 3319: Final Project Guidelines and Grading Guide

Overview Principles of Management Research Project

For your final project, you will research a theme, principle, or key issue from the field of management and synthesize your findings in a voice-over

PowerPoint presentation or in Microsoft Word document. You will explore how it developed, examine how it manifests in current workplace

practices, and reflect on how you will approach issues related to this topic in your future career.

 

The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality

final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules 2, 3, and 7.

 

In this assignment you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

● CO1: Apply the major roles that managers perform in their jobs to add value to the organization

● CO6: Evaluate methods to plan, organize, lead and control organizational processes

 

Prompt To complete this final project, you must first identify a theme, principle, or key issue from the field of management. To select your research topic, it

may help to identify a chapter in the required textbook that interests you and then look for a key topic in that chapter to explore. You will then

research that topic and a related theory and reflect on how your knowledge on this topic might influence your career in a voice-over PowerPoint

presentation or as a Microsoft Word document about five-seven pages in length plus 1 page executive summary report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your voice-over PowerPoint presentation should be 9–12 minutes in length and no more than 18 slides. The slides and presentation must be

engaging and capture the attention of the audience. It should not consist of slides with bulleted sentences where the presenter merely reads the

slides. You must create a more engaging presentation where the slides act as talking points and the presenter’s words convey the points of the

presentation rather than the words on the slides. Be creative and know your audience (a group learning about the importance of this management

topic in organizations).

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It should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document about five-seven pages in length plus 1 page executive summary report (a final research

project in a one-page paper that could be used to summarize your findings, providing a shortened version of your longer final paper), in 12-point

type, with sources cited according to APA style.

 

You must reference a minimum of at least five sources, cited in APA style in your presentation or in your Microsoft word document.

 

Specifically, your final project presentation must include the following critical elements:

I. Introduction of a Theme, Principle, or Key Issue in the Field of Management

A. Briefly describe the research topic

B. Explain how the topic is integrated into the workplace and how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field.

Reference at least three sources from scholarly or practitioner-related publications (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) to

illustrate your points.

C. Explain the topic’s importance and impact in creating a profitable company or great place to work D. Describe any ethical issues that

may be related to the topic

 

II. Exploration of a Relevant Theory in Practice

A. Summarize one management theory from the assigned course readings that addresses an issue related to your research topic

B. Choose one of the following options:

1. Illustrate what that theory looks like in practice by providing an example from a scholarly or practitioner-related publication

(e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) that showcases a company successfully applying the theory to their management

model. Be sure to address the following in regard to the example:

 

 

 

 

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a) Describe how the company applied the theory

b) Evaluate what worked well

c) Assess what other companies could learn from this example

2. Identify an article from a practitioner-related publication (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Forbes) that discusses a company

that was not successful in applying the theory to their management model. Be sure to address the following in regard to the

example:

a) Describe how the company tried to apply the theory

b) Synthesize what the article says went wrong

c) Recommend what the company could have done differently to implement this theory successfully, or whether another

theory would have been more appropriate in this situation (and if so, recommend a better alternative and support your

argument).

 

III. Reflection on Career Impact

A. Reflect on how will you bring what you have learned about this topic to your future workplace to make it a better or more productive

company

B. Reflect on any personal experiences you have with this topic to support your position

 

Milestones Milestone 1: Final Project Initial Thoughts

In Module 2, you will identify three areas of management you are interested in exploring. This milestone is graded with the Milestone 1 Rubric.

 

Milestone 2: Final Paper Topic Proposal

In Module 3, you will identify the topic you plan to research for your final project and expand your initial thoughts into a more developed paper

proposal. This milestone is graded with the Milestone 2 Rubric.

 

 

 

 

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Final Submission: Principles of Management Research Project

In Module 7, you will submit a voice-over PowerPoint presentation Or Microsoft Word document that explains how a specific theme, principle, or

key issue from the field of management developed, examines how it manifests in current workplace practices, and reflects on how you will approach

issues related to this topic in your future career. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It

should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course.

See the instructions below for uploading your voice-over PowerPoint presentation file. This assignment will be graded using the Final Product

Rubric.

 

Instructions for submitting a voice-over PowerPoint presentation:

1. Create your PowerPoint presentation.

2. Save the PowerPoint presentation.

3. Click on the Slide Show tab.

4. Click on the Record Slide Show button (one with the red dot on the clock) 5. Slide show will start with a timer. Do your oral presentation for

each slide.

6. At the end, save the file again (either the original name or another name)

7. To submit this assignment zip and attach the file or submit a link from your Microsoft 365 account

 

Deliverable Milestones Milestone Deliverables Module

Due Grading

1 Final Project Initial Thoughts 2 Graded separately; Milestone 1 Rubric

 

 

 

 

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2 Final Paper Topic Proposal 3 Graded separately; Milestone 2 Rubric

3 Final Product: Principles of Management Research Project

7 Graded separately; Final Product Rubric

Rubric

 

Requirements of Submission: Your voice-over PowerPoint presentation should be 9–12 minutes in length and no more than 18 slides.

OR should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document about five-seven pages in length plus 1 page executive summary report (a final

research project in a one-page paper that could be used to summarize your findings, providing a shortened version of your longer final paper), in

12-point type, with sources cited according to APA style.

You must reference a minimum of at least five sources, cited in APA style in your presentation or in your Microsoft word document.

 

Instructor Feedback: Students can find their feedback in the Grade Center.

Critical

Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Topic

Demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of management theory and practice through the description of the research topic.

Describes the research topic. Describes the research topic, but lacks in detail or clarity or contains inaccuracies.

Does not describe the research topic.

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Workplace Integration

Demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of management theory and practice through the explanation of how the topic is integrated into the workplace and how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field, referencing at least three sources from scholarly or practitioner-related publications.

Explains how the topic is integrated into the workplace and how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field, referencing at least three sources from scholarly or practitioner-related publications.

Explains how the topic is integrated into the workplace and

how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field, but lacks in detail or

clarity or does not reference at least three sources from scholarly or practitioner-related publications.

Does not explain how the topic is integrated into the workplace or how this has supported growth and development in that area of the field.

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Impact

Demonstrates a sophisticated

knowledge of management theory and practice through the explanation of the topic’s importance and impact in creating a profitable company or great place to work.

Explains the topic’s importance and impact in creating a profitable company or great place to work.

Explains the topic’s importance

and impact in creating a profitable company or great place to work, but lacks in detail or clarity or

contains inaccuracies.

Does not explain the topic’s importance and impact.

15

 

Ethical Issues

Demonstrates a sophisticated

knowledge of management theory and practice through the description of ethical issues related to the topic.

Describes ethical issues related to the topic.

Describes ethical issues related to the topic, but lacks in detail or clarity or contains inaccuracies.

Does not describe ethical issues. 15

Theory Summary

 

Demonstrates a sophisticated

knowledge of management theory and practice through the summarization of one management theory from the assigned course readings that addresses an issue related to the research topic.

Summarizes one management theory from the assigned course readings that addresses an issue related to the research topic.

Summarizes one management

theory from the assigned course

readings that addresses an issue

related to the research topic, but lacks in detail or clarity or contains inaccuracies.

Does not summarize a management theory.

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Theory Application

 

Demonstrates a sophisticated

knowledge of management theory

and practice through the

description of an example of how

theory was successfully applied to

a company’s management model,

what worked well, and what other

companies could learn from the

example; or Describes an example of how theory was unsuccessfully applied to a company’s management model, what went wrong, and what the company could have done differently.

Describes an example of how

theory was successfully applied to

a company’s management model,

what worked well, and what other

companies could learn from the

example; or Describes an example of how theory was unsuccessfully applied to a company’s management model, what went wrong, and what the company could have done differently.

Describes some of the following

about an example of how theory

was successfully applied to a

company’s management model,

what worked well, and what other

companies could learn from the

example; or Describes some of the following about an example of how theory was unsuccessfully applied to a company’s management model, what went wrong, and what the company could have done differently.

Does not describe an example of

how theory was successfully

applied to a company’s

management model, what worked

well, or what other companies

could learn from the example; or Does not describe an example of how theory was unsuccessfully applied to a company’s management model, what went wrong, or what the company could have done differently.

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Reflection on Future Career

Demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of management theory and practice through reflection on how what was learned about the topic can be applied in a future workplace to make it a better or more productive company.

Reflects on how what was learned about the topic can be applied in a future workplace to make it a better or more productive company.

Reflects on how what was learned about the topic can be applied in a future workplace to make it a better or more productive company, but lacks in detail or clarity.

Does not reflect on how what was learned about the topic can be applied in a future workplace.

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Reflection on Personal Experience

Demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of management theory and practice through reflection on personal experiences with the topic to support your position.

Reflects on personal experiences with the topic to support your position.

Reflects on personal experiences with the topic to support your position, but lacks in detail or clarity.

Does not reflect on personal experiences.

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Presentation Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization, and the slides and narration are presented in a professional, easy- to-follow, and engaging format.

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization, and the slides and narration are engaging and easy to follow.

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impacts the audience’s ability to understand the main ideas slides, and the narration may be dry or difficult to follow.

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent the understanding of ideas, and the slides and narration are not engaging.

5

Comments Earned Total 100%

 
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