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MG 352 Principles of Management
Howard, Yvette G.


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.

Course

MG 352 Principles of Management

Semester

S1D 2009 DA

Faculty

Howard, Yvette G.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science of Business Management
Master of Business Administration Global Management

Office Hours

By appointment

E-Mail

Yvette.Howard@park.edu

yvette_howard@azd.uscourts.gov

Semester Dates

12 January thru 4 March 2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management: Skills & Applications, 13th Edition, Rue, Leslie W. and Byars, Lloyd L.
McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
MG352 Principles of Management (MLL): Examines the functions, activities and principles of leadership in business and other institutions. Philosophy, history, current practice and issues in leasing, planning organizing, and controlling organizations such as communication, motivation and interpersonal realations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Together, we will learn the key principles used in managing an organization: foundations, contemporary issues, planning and organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and operations. We will use readings, videos, lectures, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “management” and explain the managerial significance of “effectiveness” and “efficiency”.
  2. List the basic functions of management.
  3. Describe the difference between leadership and management.
  4. Distinguish between mechanistic and organic organizations
  5. Describe four social responsibility strategies.
  6. Define the concept of synergy and how it relates to management of organizations.
  7. Evaluate and describe four characteristics common to all organizations.


Core Assessment:
The assessment device is a comprehensive case that is written in class during week 13 of sixteen week classes and during week 7 of eight week classes. The case poses problems faced by a fictional organization in which the solutions are presented by knowledge of the above objectives.
 
A CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. 

Class Assessment:

Students will read all materials prior to coming to class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and answer questions. Measurement of knowledge and application of materials taught will be through class participation, group discussions, quizzes, skill building questions, a mid-term, core assessment and a comprehensive final exam.

Grading:

Attendance and Participation (16 x 5):         80 pts
Skill Building Questions (10 x 22):              220 pts
Quizzes (5 x 20):                                             100 pts
Core Assessment:                                         200 pts
Midterm Exam:                                               100 pts
Final Exam:                                                     300 pts     
TOTAL POINTS:                                         1000 pts
 
Grading Scale
A = 900-1000
B = 800-899
C = 700-799
D = 600-699
F = 500-0

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Considered on a case by case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Turn off cell phones. Students are to be respectful of the instructor and each other. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required, otherwise it is considered an unexcused absent. Students are expected to come to class prepared.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK ONE (MON, 1/12/09)
FOUNDATIONS
Read Chapters 1 and 2
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
 
WED 1/14/09
Read Chapters 3 and 4
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Complete Quiz #1 (Chapters 1-4)
 
WEEK TWO (MON, 1/19/09)
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Read Chapter 5
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions

WED 1/21/09
Read Chapter 6
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions

WEEK THREE (MON, 1/26/09)
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING SKILLS
Read Chapter 7
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
 
WED 1/28/09
Read Chapter 8
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions

WEEK FOUR (MON, 2/2/09)
Read Chapters 9 and 10
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Complete Quiz #2 (Chapters 5-10)
 
WED 2/4/09
MID-TERM EXAM (Chapters 1-10)
 
WEEK FIVE (MON, 2/9/09)
STAFFING SKILLS
Read Chapter 11
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
 
WED 2/11/09
Read Chapter 12
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
Complete Quiz #3 (Chapters 11 and 12)
 
WEEK SIX (MON, 2/16/09)
DIRECTING SKILS
Read Chapters 13 and 14
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
 
WED 2/18/09
Read Chapters 15 and 16
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Complete Quiz #4 (Chapters 13-16)
 
WEEK SEVEN (MON, 2/23/09)
CONTROLLING SKILLS
Read Chapter 17
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
 
WED 2/25/09
Read Chapter 18
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Discuss Skill Building Questions
Core Assessment Due (20% of the final grade as mandated by Park University)
 
WEEK EIGHT (MON, 3/2/09)
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Read Chapters 19-20
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Complete Quiz #5 (Chapters 17-20)
 
WED (3/4/09)
FINAL EXAM (Chapters 1-20) 

The instructor reserves the right to change the above schedule with prior notice.

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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

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