MG101 Introduction to Management

for U1T 2006

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


S1T 2006 DL


Carro, Dan J.


Adjunct Faculty


BSBA Business Administration
MSBA Business Administration

Office Location

Washington, DC area

Office Hours

M-F 8-10 am Eastern Time and by appointment at other times

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Web Page

Semester Dates

Summer 2006

Class Days


Class Time




Credit Hours


Required Text: Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Application, 5th Edition

Author: Robbins and DeCenzo
ISBN: 0-13-148736-1

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Course Description:
Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Interactiveness is paramount.  The student must read the lectures, assigned material, and take quizzes/examinations as well as participate in discussions.  Ideas will be exchanged and counter perspectives will be considered.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List and describe the functions of management.
  2. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
  3. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and an executive.
  4. Describe two organization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
  5. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
  6. Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority”.
  7. Define the terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency.”
  8. Compare and contrast “leadership” and “management.”

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Exams, quizzes, participation and paper.

Course Grading Scale:
General Evaluative Criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.
Midterm Examination = 22 points. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.
Final Examination = 30 points. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.
Discussion Questions = 28 points. Responses are graded on a pass/fail basis. A passing grade will answer the question in a brief and grammatically correct manner.
Comments on Responses = 7 points. Each comment will agree, disagree or bring out additional points in a constructive manner with rationale.
Response to a Skills Situation (located at the end of each chapter) or Research Paper = 10 points. A skill response will answer each question based on the text and slide presentation content. A paper will define the topic, explain a way to implement it and provide references. A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct.
Pop Quiz = 3 points. Each question is correct or incorrect. Course Total = 100 points.

90- 100% (90 points or higher)
80-89% (80 to 89 points)
70-79%(70 to 79 points)
60-69% (60 to 69 points)
59% (59 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work Caused by An Emergency: Late work because of an emergency will only be accepted by approval of the Instructor and will be based on bona fide emergency situations. A 10% late penalty deduction may be taken from the earned score.

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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