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MG 352 Principles of Management
Mueller, William Richardson


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

S1T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Mueller, William Richardson

Title

Adjunct Faculty Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

AA Safety, AAMunitions, AS Management
BS Management
Masters of Business Administration

Office Location

Jacksonville NC

Office Hours

3:00-11:00 pm EST

Daytime Phone

(910) 545-2700

Other Phone

(910) 545-2700

E-Mail

William.Mueller@Park.edu

RichMueller@ec.rr.com

Web Page

http:// N/A

Semester Dates

9 Jan 06 thru 6 Mar 06

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Text: Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005, 11th    Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN: 0-07-293593-6

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library: Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Park University Online Bookstore Advising
Online Tutoring Services Career Counseling
The Career Development Center (CDC)
Online Classroom Technical Support

http://ALL Links posted in Classroom

Course Description:
Examines the functions, activities and principles of leadership in business and other institutions. Philosophy, history, current practice and issues in leading, planning, organizing, and controlling organizations such as communication, motivation and interpersonal relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
As for my Educational Philosophy: I strongly believe in collaborative learning. My philosophy of teaching is one of students interacting and understanding lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, examinations, web sites and videos. I also encourage each student to strive to reach his/her highest potential by applying what they have learned and discussing issues with fellow students and the instructor openly. I also believe that constant feedback is a necessity which I will continue to administer throughout the term to ensure course continuity!

Class Assessment:
1. Discussion (one's well researched and referenced response), during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 The well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspaper or other sources used in the formulation of your response. Note that all discussion will be posted in eCollege three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). This will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by following Friday.

Discussion, (one's peer reviews on two other student responses) during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 by commenting on your other classmates' postings will be completed by posting two peer review responses not later then 4:00 PM EST by Sunday of the week. Peer responses should be something more than "nice post".

2. Groupwork, during week 5, will represent 3% total points for the entire project.  Collaborative effort will be submitted by midnight on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = One per week due by midnight Sunday of each week.

4. Mid-Term Examination (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.

Grading:
1. Discussion (one's well researched and referenced response), during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 The well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspaper or other sources used in the formulation of your response. Note that all discussion will be posted in eCollege three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). This will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by following Friday. Percentage points assigned as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.

Discussion, (one's peer reviews on two other student responses) during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 by commenting on your other classmates' postings will be completed by posting two peer review responses not later then 4:00 PM EST by Sunday of the week. Peer responses should be something more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.

2. Groupwork, during week 5, will represent 3% total points for the entire project.  Collaborative effort will be submitted by midnight on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = 2% per week for correct answers = 16 %

4. Mid-Term Examination =10% (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = 25% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination=25% (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.

Overall Course Grading Scale:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
60 and below is a failing grade

Grading Rubrics/Criteria: The rubric can be accessed under "Course Home".  Although a separate topic under "Course Home", the rubric is considered an integral part of the overall syllabus.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizes will not be accepted late.  Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.

Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:  Introduction, Movement, and Communication Skills

Week 2:  Decision Making, International Business, and Responsibilities

Week 3:  Planning, Strategic and Operations Management

Week 4:  Organizing Work, Structure and Developing Teams

Week 5:  Staffing, Employee Developing and Motivation

Week 6:  Leadership, and Managing Conflict, Stress, Change, and Culture

Week 7:  Controlling, Appraising and Rewarding Performance

Week 8:  Operations Control

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
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.  

Definitions:

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.

Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.

Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.

Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:

Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.

Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.

Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

Procedure
In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge.  Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University.  Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2005-2006 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

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.
ONLINE 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

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 .

Additional Information:

Core Learning Objectives



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


 


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