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Roland E Dukes
MGMT 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Management

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.

Class description

This course is for Business majors in their second or sophomore year. It is restricted to Freshman Direct Admits in their second year, and to the Early Admit students. The objective of the course is to prepare the student for entering the professional business world. Key areas covered include preparing a professional resume, how to maximize your qualifications for entering the professional management workplace, how to be prepared for and answer questions in an interview, and in general, how to obtain internships to augment your preparation for entering the business world.

Student learning goals

You be familiar with and understand the role that business student clubs and other organizations can have in augmenting your preparation for entering the business workplace.

You will know how to write a good resume, and will have prepared and had reviewed in depth a resume that you can use in your initial job search activities.

You will have heard about several studentsí internship experiences, and will understand the process by which you can and should pursue internship opportunities.

You will know what interviewers are looking for in interviewing candidates for employment. You will have either participated in or observed a mock interview, and will have suggestions for ways to prepare for any interview question you might be asked.

You will have engaged in a team project that will further your understanding of the special or in-depth areas of study in Business.

You will learn from peer instructors who were in this class within the past two years, and who have an very good understanding of what is helpful to you as you continue your Business education.

General method of instruction

The course meets in regular sections of up to 35 students, where the day to day peer instructor is a chosen Junior or Senior in the Business School who has dealt with the issues covered in the course within the past two years. There are presentations by professionals, by upper classmen students on issues covered, by the Peer Instructors and the course instructor.

Recommended preparation

Be willing to get involved in thinking about how you can get the most out of your Business educcation, starting immediately.

Class assignments and grading

There is a team assignment that is due late in the Quarter. You will also have to prepare a resume.

This course is graded Credit/No Credit. Credit is awarded by completion of the course assignments and reasonable participation in class.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Roland E Dukes
Date: 06/04/2008