MG101 Introduction to Management

for U1LL 2008

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


U1LL 2008 LR


Gailey, James A.

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Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Management, 6th Edition;Robbins/DeCenzo

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

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosopy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homework, case studies, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourge students to explore new ideas, to examine different points of view, and apply critical analysis to case studies and class discussions.

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:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG101. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

 This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

 No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Class Assessment:
There will be two examinations, case studies, homework, and class discussions. Each student will have case studies to prepare and give an oral presentation to the class. Class participation, is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions. All examinations are CLOSED BOOK and CLASS NOTES.


Mid Term                        150 points      30%
Case Studies                      50 points      20%
Class Participation              50 points      20%
Core Assessment             150 points      30%
  (Final Test)                          
 Final Grade will be the total number of points divided by 4 
A=90-100%   B=80-89%   C=70-79%   D=60-69%    F=59% or below

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:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect og Management, the instructor will assess a 10% late penalty on assignments turned in after the due date. (The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances. The instructor will make this decision.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children, of any age, may NOT be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter it during an examination; if you leave the classroom, your examination will be considered "completed" at that time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

05/19/08   Chapter   1                                                         6/16/08   Chapter   8
05/21/08   Chapter   2,3                                                      6/18/08   Chapter   9
05/26/08   Holiday                                                              6/23/08   Chapter   10
05/28/08   Chapter   4                                                         6/25/08    Chapter   11
06/02/08   Chapter   5                                                         6/30/08    Chapter   12
06/04/08   Chapter   6   REVIEW for MID TERM          7/02/08   Chapter   13   REVIEW for FINAL
06/09/08   Chapter   7                                                          7/07/08   Chapter   14
06/11/08   MID TERM                                                      7/09/08   FINAL TEST

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
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