MG 352 Principles of Management
F2QQ 2008 HI
Assistant Professor of Management
BS, AccountingMBAPhD, Business Administration (Management Policy/Information Systems)
75 MSS/DPEE (Bldg 383 Room 111)
Monday through Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, or by appointment
10/20 – 12/14/2008
4:30 - 7:15 PM
Rue & Byers, Management, 12th edition, paperback, 2007, McGraw Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 007353014X
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Educational Philosophy: I expect, as adult learners, for you to fully participate and engage in the weekly assignments, activities, and facilitated discussions, including the discussion thread on the class web page. It is your responsibility to read the theory and foundation of the subject in the textbook, and come to class prepared to discuss the weekly chapters. I do not expect any students to memorize the subject matter and regurgitate it back; I am more interested in you understanding and being able to use the concepts presented. Participation in discussions is required, as well as other requirements posted on the class web page. You are expected to surf online or read current articles (periodicals or newspapers) that apply to the course and be prepared to discuss them. My responsibility is to bring my experience in real-world application of the topic to the classroom, to introduce principles and practices as they apply to the subject, to engage each student in discussion, and to introduce you to the concepts of critical thinking. Each student will be a member of a small group ‘team' for class discussions, presentations, and case analysis; I hope that each team member will ensure that all team members participate fully in the group endeavors. These requirements will provide the student with real-world experience in problem solving, decision-making, public speaking, and written communications; all of which are valuable elements of leadership and management in today's world. Together, we will make a great educational team, working together to both learn and have fun.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Attendance: Class attendance will receive full credit; absence receives no credit. (40 pts)
Participation: During the term, each individual student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of the participation to the class discussions, including the weekly discussion thread on the class web site. (80 pts)
Examinations: Examinations are composed of essay-type questions which require critical thinking rather than description from the text; consequently, the exams are to be completed as take-home exams and submitted to the dropbox.
Systems exam. (150 pts)
Mid-term exam. (150 pts)
Quizzes: Two quizzes will be given, posted on the class web site (100 points)
Core Assessment: Criteria will be posted with the case on the class web site. (300 pts)
Research paper: Papers will be graded using the following rubric:
Spelling, punctuation, grammar 10 points
Format 10 points
References 10 points
Introduction 10 points
Transitions, thought flow 10 points
Content 75 points
Article concept summaries 30 points
Conclusion 10 points
Total 165 points
Oral presentation: Assessment will be influenced by preparedness, speaking flow, thought transition, content, and communication ability (voice control, animation, training aids, etc.) (15 pts)
Grading: The final grade will be determined using the following categories:
Class participation 8%
Systems examination 15%
Mid-term examination 15%
Quiz 1 5%
Quiz 2 5%
Core assessment/final exam 30%
Research paper 16.5%
Research presentation 1.5%
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.
Initial response to the weekly discussion thread must be submitted no later than midnight on Wednesdays; meaningful response to other students’ initial responses must be submitted no later than midnight on Fridays. Late responses that are trivial will receive a grade of zero points; late responses that are non-trivial will receive some credit.
A response to the weekly ‘lessons learned’ thread is not required; however, a meaningful response received before midnight Sunday may earn extra credit. The amount of extra credit is determined by the value of the response to the class.
There is no late submission for exams They may be submitted early, but not late.
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 6 on the class web site
Class activities: Discuss controlling concepts, use of motivation theory in the controlling process, operations control processes, and quality; case study work as teams; work on research paper.
Week 7: Testing your knowledge
Assignments: Read and follow instructions for week 7 on the class web site
Class activities: Review notes on core objectives and case analysis; complete core assessment and final exam; work on research paper.
Week 8: Demonstrating your knowledge of the concepts
Class activities: Work on and submit research paper, and make presentations.
* Specific dates for each of the weekly activities will be posted in the course schedule on the eCompanion web site.
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.
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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