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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Dunn, Daniel J.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMG 101 Introduction to Management ML
SemesterS2Z2005
FacultyDunn, Daniel J.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBS Business, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NB
MBA, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
MA Counseling, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Office HoursBefore and after class.
Daytime Phone406-452-6191
E-MailDaniel.Dunn@park.edu
danpark1@att.net
Semester DatesAugust 8, 2005 to October 9, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Fundamentals of Management--Essential Concepts and Applications, fifth edition, Stephen P. Robbins and David A. Decenzo, Peasron-Prentice Hall.  0-13-148736-1

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
These will be assigned during class.


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

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitaor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based upon lectures, readings, and questioning.  The facilitator will engage each learner in applied business concepts and current business practices to include ethics, trends, social and cultural applications.  The facilitator encourages lively exploration of ideas, discussions and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course the student will be able to:
Describe and list the functions of management;
Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels;
Describe the managerial activities and function of a supervisor, a  mid-level manager, and an executive;
Describe organizational environments that would extremely different styles of management;
Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making; Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority”, “effectiveness” and “efficiency;” and
Explain the similarities and differences between leadership and management.

Course Assessment:
Assessments will include homework assignments, written papers, in-class dicussion participation, and exams.

Grading:
Midterm = 100 points
Final Exam = 100 points
Assignments = 100 points
Participation and attendance = 100 points
Total point possible = 400 points
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A = 360-400 points = 90%
B = 320-359 points = 80%
C = 280-329 points = 70%
F = Below 279 points
All assignments are due by the end of the 8th week.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course materials has to be approved and coordinated with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
In the classroom, politeness and common rules of courtesy towards other students and the instructor are expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week Week    Topics/Assignments
1 8/8 Introduction and Chapters 1-2
2 8/15 Chapters 3 and 4
3 8/22 Chapters 5 and 6
4 8/29 Chapter 7 and Midterm Exam
5 9/5 Chapters 8 and 9
6 9/12 Chapters 10 and 11
7 9/19 Chapters 12 and 13
8 9/26 Chapter 14
9 10/3 Final Exam

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1   
Meeting - 2   
Meeting - 3   
Meeting - 4  Mid Term
Meeting - 5   
Meeting - 6   
Meeting - 7   
Meeting - 8  Final Exam

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:
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.
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. 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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