MG101 Introduction to Management

for S2HH 2005

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CourseMG 101 Introduction to Management PA
FacultySims, Jean J.
TitleAdjunct Professor of Business Studies
Degrees/CertificatesMBA, University of Dayton
Certified Professional Contracts Manager
Air Command and Space College Degree
Office Hoursby appointment
Daytime Phone(937) 257-6057
Other Phone(937) 426-1990
Semester DatesMar 21-May 22, 2005
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:30 - 10:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Plunkett, "Management--Meeting and Exceeding Expectations", 8th Edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
No additional resources are required.

Course Description:
Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy.

Educational Philosophy:
To introduce or improve students' leadership and management skills in an organizational hierarchy.  To provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts of the management functions:  Planning and Decision Making, Organizational Planning, Staffing, Leadership and Controlling.

Learning Outcomes:
Each student will be exposed to the basic management functions, and how to be an effective leader and manager.  The objective is to develop and cultivate thinking and discussion by the students with emphasis on preparing the student for the business world.

Course Assessment:
Interactive lecture, group case studies, open book quizzes, term paper, student presentations, individual and group problem solving sessions and two exams.  To successfully complete the course, students should read assigned chapters prior to coming to class, complete all homework assignments, attend all class sessions and tests as scheduled, actively participate in class discussions and ask questions.  Students are required to participate in group projects

You can obtain a maximum of 400 points if you successfully complete all requirements for the course. The final grade is divided into these areas:
PRESENTATIONS     100     25%
CASE ANALYSIS     100     25%
EXAM I            100     25%
EXAM II           100     25%
TOTAL             400    100%
Points will be deducted from written case analysis for subject matter content, improper sentence structure, grammar, and spelling.  Late assignments will result in zero points for that assignment. I will not accept "extra credit" work, and I will not grade on the "curve".  Your final grade will be calculated as follows:
      360-400      A      90-100%
      320-359      B       80-89%
      280-319      C       70-79%
      240-279      D       60-69%
       0-239       F        0-59%
     (3 or more unexcused absences)
Incompletes are only to be given in place of a grade in extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control (excessive TDY, hospitalization, etc.) If a student does not show up for the final examination, an "incomplete" is never automatically given. All "incompletes" are subject to approval by the Administrator.
Students with "incompletes" have 60 days from the last day of the term to make up their grade. If not made up, "incompletes" become "Fs".

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".  Make-up exams will be given for excused absences only.  Arrangements to "make-up" an examination must be made IN ADVANCE unless an acceptable "emergency" excuse is documented.  The instuctor will determine what constitues an "emergency".  Contact the instructor as soon as you know you must miss an exam to make arrangements for making up that exam.  If a student does not show up for an examination or make arrangements for otherwise taking the examination, a failing grade will be given for that portion of the course.  It is the student's responsiblity to make arrangments to complete group work.  Students cannot "make-up" open book quizzes for any reason.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
During the class the only equipment the students are allowed to use with the approval of Wright Patterson AFB Educational Center are overhead projectors, movie projectors, and recorders.  I encourage students to make back-up copies of their team project material.  Students should back-up their computer work at their discretion.  Absolutely no children are allowed in class.  Absolutely no cell phones, blackberries, nor beepers in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class 1  March 21  Chapters 1 & 2  Introduction, Overview
                               Management:  Past & Present

Class 2  March 28  Chapters 3–5  Ethics & Social
                                Quality and Productivity;
                             and the Manager's Environment

Class 3  April 4  Chapters 6–8  Planning & Making Decisions

Class 4  April 11  Chapters 9 & 11 Organizational Planning
               (Chapter 10 not covered)

Class 5  April 18   Exam I  Chapters 1-9 and 11

Class 6  April 25  Chapters 12–14  Staffing and Leading

Class 7  May 2  Chapters 15 & 16  Leadership & Team Mgt

Class 8  May 9  Chapters 17, 19, & 21  Controlling
            (Chapters 18 & 20 not covered)

Class 9  May 16    Exam II  Chapters 12-17, 19 & 21

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Students are expected to adhere to the academic honesty policy of Park University.  Hence, I will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.  Submitting someone else's work as your own is academic dishonesty.  If determined by the Instructor that such dishonesty has occurred on an assingmnet, quiz, or exam, the student or students involved will be gven a grade of "F", and dropped from the Course.

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult the insturctor.  Students should make every effort to avoid careless plagiarism.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Students are expected to attend all classes and be prepared to participate in class discussions.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness with documentation, TDY, are excusable; however, the student must arrange with the instructor to make up missed work.  The student is responsible for all material.  A copy of TDY orders or other verifiable documentation must be given to the instructor.  Written documentation must be provided for all excused absences.  Three unexcused absences will result in an “F” for the course.  It is student's responsibility to obtain notes and to complete any missed work.  Attendance and absences will be governed by current university policies.  Instructors are required to keep attendance records and must submit attendance weekly.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any excused absence.  Any student not notifying the instructor of an excused absence will automatically receive an unexcused absence which cannot be changed.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Students arriving after 6:00 p.m. or departing before 9:00 P.M. will be counted as an unexcused absence, unless they have a documented excuse.   Students may not make-up quizzes for excused or unexcused absences.  

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this clsse, are encouraged to inform the Instuctor at the start of the term.

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