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Jacqueline L. Doyle

Assistant Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
199 B
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S.M.E., MBA, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Biography

Jacqueline L. Doyle is a visiting assistant professor of business administration at Darden. She brings expertise in labor productivity, learning curve and productivity/growth relationships to both MBA and Executive Education Strategy courses.

Doyle joined the Darden faculty in 1997. She has also taught at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and served as a systems engineer and management consultant.

GBUS 7311: Operations Management
Credits: 2
This course is designed to convey to students both the fundamentals of operations and the understanding that the link between operations and firm performance is a crucial source of competitive advantage. Managing the underlying processes by which firms create and deliver value is at the heart of the operations function in every line of business, and this course focuses on how to do this well. Prerequisite: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 8240: Reading Seminar in Management I
Credits: 2
The purpose of these courses is to expose students to a wide range of ideas about the practices of management from various points of view, both ancient and modern. The examples of management behavior and effectiveness studied range from outstanding to mediocre and from highly ethical to scurrilous. Students are responsible for reading one book a week chosen from the areas of management classics, classics of civilization, or current management thought and then preparing a one-page paper detailing their opinions about the book and any lessons contained therein. Seminar members meet in discussion groups to compare their thoughts and impressions. By practicing critical evaluation of and reflection on the works and engaging each other and faculty in intense, small group discussions of the concepts, students will be prepared to draw on a wide base for ideas when they face the complex and volatile work environment after graduation. The seminar participants include students and faculty from the Darden School along with interested University of Virginia alumni.
GBUS 8250: Reading Seminar in Management II
Credits: 2
The purpose of these courses is to expose students to a wide range of ideas about the practices of management from various points of view, both ancient and modern. The examples of management behavior and effectiveness studied range from outstanding to mediocre and from highly ethical to scurrilous. Students are responsible for reading one book a week chosen from the areas of management classics, classics of civilization, or current management thought and then preparing a one-page paper detailing their opinions about the book and any lessons contained therein. Seminar members meet in discussion groups to compare their thoughts and impressions. By practicing critical evaluation of and reflection on the works and engaging each other and faculty in intense, small group discussions of the concepts, students will be prepared to draw on a wide base for ideas when they face the complex and volatile work environment after graduation. The seminar participants include students and faculty from the Darden School along with interested University of Virginia alumni.
GBUS 8260: The Practice of General Management
Credits: 2
This course addresses numerous concepts, tools, and techniques related to business strategy formulation and execution for both the multidivisional corporation and the focused business. The class studies businesses with varying degrees of diversification classified as focused, diversified within an industry, or diversified across industries. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 8270: Reading Seminar in Management III: Thomas Jefferson
Credits: 2
This seminar on leadership and management examines the life work of Thomas Jefferson by studying the many roles he played in the founding of our country. The basic scheme of the seminar dictates that the students read a book a week, write a one-page paper each week summarizing their impressions from the readings, and then engage in a discussion about their thoughts on leadership and management as related to the readings. The seminar meets in the Colonnade Club Pavilion on the Lawn at the University of Virginia, a setting that contributes to a means for Darden students to obtain a greater understanding of the culture and traditions of Mr. Jefferson's University. Reading selections are taken from the six-volume biography on Thomas Jefferson written by Dumas Malone, the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the book Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis, the book John Adams by David McCullough, and the two prize-winning films on Jefferson by Ken Burns. The seminar participants include students and faculty from the Darden School along with interested University of Virginia alumni.
GBUS 8400: General Managers Taking Action
Credits: 2
Situations requiring action vary in complexity and scope. The decision settings include a rich variety of dilemmas general managers inevitably face. This course focuses on general managers and the requirement that they take action in situations, which vary in complexity and scope. General Managers are defined as those managers who possess profit and loss responsibility at any level of the organization from first-level product-line managers to chief executive officers. General Managers must also manage the interfaces of the functional departments: marketing, operations, finance, and engineering or R&D. The goal in each class is for students to develop a plan of action and to think through the detailed steps, which would be needed to implement their plans. Students should be prepared to use current management tools, tried and true management philosophies, and all of the multidisciplinary tools they have internalized in their MBA education when deciding how to take action. The course requires students to capitalize on their entire Darden experience and polish their enterprise perspective. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 8461: The Enterprise Perspective
Credits: 2
The Enterprise Perspective
GBUS 8494: The Enterprise Perspective - Part I
The Enterprise Perspective (EP) course is designed to build on the theme introduced in Leadership Residency 1 course, 'Leading with an Enterprise Perspective.' The EP course will consist of sessions during which students are encouraged to perceive situations and diagnose problems and then make essential tradeoffs or reconcile management decisions based on a multifunctional point of view.
GBUS 8500: Special Topics Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Each seminar is a course of study for students with special interests in business administration topics not currently included in the normal course offerings of the MBA Program. The seminar topics should be consistent with the objectives of the Second Year Program.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.