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MG 101 Introduction to Management
McCarthy, Albert


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 CH
SemesterF1M2005
FacultyMcCarthy, Albert
TitleSenior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMS Systems Management
BS Humanities, Major English
Office LocationCherry Point, NC
Office Hours20 minutes prior to each class
Daytime Phone(252) 444-0821
E-Mailalbert.mccarthy@pirate.park.edu
marcyandal@coastalnet.com
Semester Dates8/22-10/16/05
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:30 - 10:00 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Dubrin, Andrew J., Essentials of Management, 7th Edition.  Mason, OH: South-Western, 2006.  ISBN 0-324-32110-4.


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

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

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 management decision making.

6.  Define the terms "span of control" and "scope of authority."

7.  Define the terms "effectiveness" and "efficiency."

8.  Explain the similarities and differences in "leadership and "management."

Course Assessment:
Demonstrated mastery of the learning objectives stated above through class discussion, oral and written quizzes, and examinations will be the basis for each student's final grade.

Grading:
Class Participation (discussion, quizzes):  34%
Mid-Term Examination:                       33%
Final Examination:                          33%

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class.  Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions.  Each student's ability to express well grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.

Week/Day/DateClass ActivitiesReading Requirement
1    Mon  8/22Course Overview; Discuss Ch. 1, 2Chapters 1, 2
    Wed  8/24Discuss Ch. 3Chapter 3
2    Mon  8/29Discuss Ch. 4, 5
(Last Day of Add/Drop)
Chapters 4, 5
    Wed  8/31Discuss Ch. 6Chapter 6
3    Mon  9/5Individual Study 
    Wed  9/7Discuss Ch. 7, 8Chapters 7, 8
4    Mon  9/12Discuss Ch. 9
Mid-Term Review
Chapter 9
    Wed  9/14Mid-Term Examination
(9/16: Last Day of Partial Refund for Withdrawal)
Review Ch. 1-9
5    Mon  9/19Discuss Ch. 10Chapter 10
    Wed  9/21Discuss Ch. 11
(9/23: Last Day of Withdrawal)
Chapter 11
6    Mon  9/26Discuss Ch. 12, 13Chapters 12, 13
    Wed  9/28Discuss Ch. 14Chapter 14
7    Mon 10/3Discuss Ch. 15, 16Chapters 15, 16
    Wed 10/5Discuss Ch. 17
Final Course Review
Chapter 17
8    Mon 10/10Individual StudyReview Ch. 10-17
    Wed 10/12Final Examination 

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.
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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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