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Wood Products (W P)

W P 416 Wood Industries Management Development (3) Managerial concepts and issues important to forest products organizations will help prepare students to assume management-level positions.

W P 416 Wood Industries Management Development (3)

This course will introduce students to managerial concepts and issues important to wood products manufacturers. The design of the course is to help students think more critically about problems and issues that are directly related to efficiency and effectiveness within the wood-based industry, with an emphasis on utilizing human capital to increase competitive advantage. The overall goal of the course is to prepare students to assume management-level positions within wood-based businesses. Course content will be designed to meet the unique production environments our graduates will face. For example, managing an hourly workforce that is under-motivated with insufficient skills, in an environment that is often unpleasant and physically challenging. The course will include case studies from relevant industrial settings and will expose students to current managerial issues (i.e., via field trips to mills and guest lecturers from industry). Students will give oral presentations based on assigned readings from a best selling managerial book and will also be asked to complete numerous in-class and out-of-class exercises (e.g., learning styles inventory, conflict style assessment, to-do lists, resume, etc.).

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: W P 200W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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