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MGT 300: Management Theory and Practice  

This course guide is to assist those students taking Management Theory and Practice (300). [Originally created by Marty Branch, Business Librarian]
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The purpose of this libguide is to provide students library and other resources to students enrolled in Management Theory and Practice (MGT 300).

The first tab "Overview" includes the course syllabus and my podcasts that will guide through what a SWOT Analysis is and how to locate them in our databases.  The podcasts are very short in length.  The SWOT Analysis is one researcher's opinion and will have a certain date (check the date to see how old the analysis was done).  Your role is to research the company, the industry in which it resides and its competitors to see if the SWOT is still valid and refine the SWOT to become your own. 

This is an on-going process so you need to start early to provide you time to read and research all the material you will need to complete your final SWOT and paper.

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    There are podcasts that will be helpful to you in this course.  Those podcasts are:  MGT 300, SWOT Made Easy and Plagiarism.  Use the link below to sign into iTunes University as you do for your other courses.  My podcasts will be under "Library Resources".  The MGT 300 podcast is a demonstration of how to do a company analysis; the second podcast "SWOT Made Easy" defines in a few short steps what a SWOT is; and, finally plagiarism is defined in the final podcast if you want to learn more.

    Course Reserves

    Dr. Mosley and other professors who have taught MGT 300 have provided the library copies of those MGT 300 papers that were exceptional.  You are welcome to come review the papers for two hours and while you are in the library.  They cannot be checked out other than for usage in the library. 

    However, I strongly recommend that you do not review the papers until you have first listened to the two short podcasts I have on SWOT analysis and this course.

    Here is link to our library catalog, SOUTHCat with the papers we have for your review:

    • MGT 300 Course Reserves Link
      Just come to the front desk in the MCOB Library and request which papers you wish to review. It really helps to see a finished paper so a great resource provided by your faculty.

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