MGT521 – Management

Lawrence Kirsch
Lawrence Kirsch

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!

About the Author

The world changed for me about two months into my M.B.A. program. While I have always risen quickly to management roles, learning how to truly be a part of a business and its many systems began to really excite me. While I have loved taking out-dated processes and digitizing them for cost savings, I am excited to take my project mangement experience to greater heights and really contribute to a company's growth as the head of a team excited to drive change. -Justin Velthoen

Justin Velthoen

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