MG352 Principles of Management

for S2QQ 2009

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MGT 352 LA (MLL) Principles of Management


S2QQ 2009 HI


Atwater, Justin J.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Accountancy - Brigham Young University
Masters of Accountancy - Brigham Young University
Juris Doctorate - University of Utah

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By Appointment

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Semester Dates

03/16/09 - 05/10/09

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours



Title – Management

Author – Rue

ISBN:  - 007-338150-0

Edition 13th


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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:
The study of management naturally lends itself to hands on real-world application and interpersonal interaction.  We will explore the principles of management through in-class problem solving, group interaction, lectures and in-class discussion.  Students will devote out-of-class time to reading and solving sample problems and be prepared to engage in classroom disussion.  Students will demonstrate their mastery of the subject through quizess, examinations, oral presentations and research drafting.

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:

  • 3 Examinations - 2 Midterms and Final/Core Assessment 
  • 5 Quizzes - Randomly throughout term
  • 5 Assignments/Homework - Randomly throughout term
  • Research Paper and Oral Presentation
  • In-class participation/discussion
  • Grading:

    • 3 Examinations 
                   Midterm Exam 1 - 150 points 
                   Midterm Exam 2 - 150 points     
                   Core Assessment/Final Exam -   300 points
    • 5 Quizzes - 20 points each/100 points total
    • 5 Assignments/homework - 10 points each/100 points total
    • Research Paper and Presentation - 100 Points
    • In-class participation/discussion - 100 points

    The following will be used to assign letter grades

                            90-100 ………………….A




                            Below 60..……………….F

    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:
    • Examinations: no late submission will be allowed unless prior arrangement is made with the instructor or in extenuating circumstances.
    • Quizzes: no late submission will be allowed.  Quizzes will be administered randomly throughout the term.  If a student is not in attendance on a day a quiz is administered, no make-up will be permitted.  Students will be allowed to drop the two lowest quiz scores.
    • Assignments/Homework: assignments may be submitted late with a 5 point penalty for each week for which a given assignment is late.
    • Research Paper and Presentation: no late submissions will be allowed unless prior arrangement is made with the instrutor or in extenuating circumstances.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
    Each student is expected to attend every class unless excused.  Students are expected to come prepared to engage in classroom discussion and participate in real-world scenarios.  Distractions will not be allowed.  To foster a learning atmosphere, all distruptive students will be asked to leave.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

     March 16- Chapters 1 and 2

    a.       Read: Chapters 1 and 2 

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    2.      March 18 - Chapters 3 and 4

    a.       Read: Chapters 3 and 4

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    3.      March 23 – Chapters 5 and 6

    a.       Read: Chapters 5 and 6

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    4.      March 25 –  Midterm Exam #1 (150 points)

    a.       Preparation: Review Chapters 1-6, Homework questions and quizzes

    5.      March 30 – Chapter 7 and 8 

    a.       Read: Chapters 7 and 8 

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    6.      April 1– Chapters 9 and 10
    a.       Read: Chapters 9 and 10
    b.      Homework: Given in class

    April 6 - Chapters 11 and 12

    a.       Read: Chapters 11 and 12 

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    8.      April 8 - Chapters 13 and 14 

    a.       Read Chapters 13 and 14 

                      b.      Homework: Given in class
    April 13– Chapters 15 and 16

    a.       Read: Chapters 15 and 16

    b.      Homework: Given in class

          April 15 – Midterm Exam #2 (150 points)

    a.   Preparation: Review Chapters 7-16, Homework questions and quizzes

          April 20 – Chapters 17 and 18

    a.       Read: Chapters 17 and 18 

    b.      Homework: Given in class

          April 22 - Chapters 19 and 20      

    a.       Read: Chapters 19 and 20 

    b.      Homework: Given in class

    April 27 - Review for Core Assessment/Final Exam 

    Read: Chapters 1-20; notes, homework, quizzes 
    b.   Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and core learning skills

          April 29 – Core Assessment/Final Exam (300 points)

    a.       Preparation: Review Chapters 1-20, Homework questions, and quizzes

    b.      *Note: The Final Exam/Core Assessment is comprehensive.

    May 6 – Research Presentations

    a.       Read: Work on Research Paper and Presentation 

          May 8 – Research Presenations and Group Activity

    a.       Read: Work on Research Paper and Presenation



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    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

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