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MGMT600 - Organizational Management

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT600 Course ID: 2671 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course evaluates techniques for structuring and resolving managerial problems in organizations. The main managerial/educational tool used in the course is the business model canvas, which is a contemporary approach to identifying and creating a functional business/management plan in an organizational context. Topics include an examination of organizational theories, organizational framing, metaphorical analysis, systems theory, and organizational diagnosis.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):
1. Create a business model canvas of an organization, analyze the management effectiveness of the organization, and apply appropriate theory and remediation in the recommendation
of improvement where needed.
2. Compare and contrast management issues, theories, and concepts that affect organizations.
3. Evaluate businesses using organizational metaphors, organizational frames, and diagnostic tools.
4. Appraise the role of individuals, culture, and ethics in the management of organizations.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Introduction 4.44 %
Week 1 Forum 4.44 %
Week 2 Forum 4.44 %
Week 3 Forum 4.44 %
Week 4 Forum 4.44 %
Week 5 Forum 4.44 %
Week 6 Forum 4.44 %
Week 7 Forum 4.44 %
Week 8 Forum 4.44 %
Assignments (written) 40.00 %
Week 2 Assignment - MODEL, Part 1: Canvas 13.33 %
Week 4 Assignment - Case Study Analysis Using Metaphors 13.33 %
Week 5 Assignment - MODEL, Part 2: Pattern, Design, and Strategy 13.33 %
Final Paper - Diagnostic 20.00 %
Week 8 Final Project - Business Model Assessment 20.00 %


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

American Management Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Book Title:The Business Model Innovation Factory (Please note, this title is a recommended resource for MGMT600, but not required for the course)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Saul Kaplan
Unit Cost:$27.00
Book Title:Value Proposition Design (Please note, this title is a recommended resource for MGMT600, but not required for the course) (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Osterwalder, Pigneur, Bernarda, Smith and Papadakos
Unit Cost:$29.40
Book Title:Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers (Please note, this title is a recommended resource for MGMT600, but not required for the course)
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Osterwalder, A. and Pigneur, Y.
Unit Cost:$29.36
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.