McKenzie Preston

McKenzie Preston
  • Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3030 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: diversity and inclusion; intergroup relations; social cognition

Teaching

All Courses

  • MGMT1010 - Intro To Management

    We all spend much of our lives in organizations. Most of us are born in organizations, educated in organizations, and work in organizations. Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies by taking a "system" view of organizations,which means that we examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. It will be particularly valuable if you are interested in management consulting, investment analysis, or entrepreneurship - but it will help you to better understand and be a more effective contributor to any organizations you join, whether they are large, established firms or startups. This course must be taken for a grade.

Knowledge at Wharton

Investing in Refugee Entrepreneurs in East Africa

Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks to Julienne Oyler, co-founder and CEO of the African Entrepreneur Collective, which helps micro, small, and medium businesses across East Africa.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 8/8/2022
Employee Turnover Costs More Than You Think

A new study from Wharton’s Ken Moon reveals the hidden cost of employee turnover by drawing a direct link between higher quit rates and product failure for a smartphone manufacturer.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 8/2/2022
Why the Fed Is Walking an Inflation-recession Tightrope

The U.S. Federal Reserve is trying to stabilize prices while avoiding a prolonged economic downturn, says Wharton’s Peter Conti-Brown.Read More

Knowledge @ Wharton - 8/2/2022