MG352 Principles of Management

for S1E 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1E 2009 PE


Hahn, Lawrence


Adjunct Faculty


MBA Major: Management and Minor: Human Resources - Hawaii Pacific University
MS Advanced Management - Claremont Graduate University

Office Location

Camp Pendleton Joint Education Center Building #1331

Office Hours

By appointment or after class

Daytime Phone

760-744-5431 Emergencies Only

E-Mail (Preferred) *) Note: due to the amount of junk emails I receive,  you MUST write ‘MG 352' on the subject line every time you send an email to me.  Otherwise, I may delete your email by accident.  You also MUST write your FULL NAME at the bottom of your email.  Otherwise, do not be offended if I ask you to identify yourself.

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009, 13th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Bryars, ISBN -13: 978-0-07-388150-3 or ISBN-10: 0-07-338150-0

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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:
Students should learn both inside and outside the classroom. Moreover, I believe the teacher should design the class lectures and the courses to make sure that students’ curiosity is not ended when the lectures or the courses are finished. The student should want to keep learning, updating, and developing the new knowledge gained from the course. I believe that the role of students is to be actively involved in the process of their education in order to pursue and achieve their goals. 

Student requires to learn and to express ideas in an oral, individual, group, written, and examinations. Students must come to class fully prepared. Completed the required readings, and any other outside class assignments are required.  Students need to attend class and take part in any class and group discussions, because students need to learn not only from the instructor, but also from fellow students.

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:

Assessment tools will include three exams, a comprehensive case study, and a comprehensive final exam. The exams will constitute multiple choice questions, and short essay questions. In addition each student will be required to submit a 10 page research paper covering an approved topic in management. Finally every student will take part in a small group presentation to the class.


These are in class works. If you miss the class, you miss the assignments. NO MAKE UP for these assignments. 


The Term Paper of at least ten-type written pages is dealing with a management situation. You must use Times New Roman with 12 points font and double space. Pick any management situation that you want to write.  Please see the Term Paper handout.


       200 points     quizzes, group work, individual work, and critical thinking

       200 points     term paper (Due February 28, 2009) (Read the handout and the

     rubric as part of this syllabus)                                                                         

       225 points     3 exams; 75 points each (See schedule below)

       300 points     Final Exam (March 4, 2009)

         40 points     attendance and class participation

         35 points     class presentation (Read the rubric as part of this syllabus)

    1,000 points     TOTAL

A = 900 (90%) or above   B = 800 (80%) or above     C = 700 (70%) or above     D = 600 (60%) or above = 599 (59.9%) 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:
Students are generally very busy people and are often juggle multiple commitments along with a rigorous university schedule. I will not give students an extension, because it is unfair for those who have turned work in on time. I will accept a late submission in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances that warrant extension. If you need an extension you must inform me as early as possible and we need to agree on an acceptable alternative day. If the day is more than 3 days after the original date, I will deduct a grade (therefore, an assignment worth an A will get B etc). If you do not have an extension and simply turn in the assignment late within a week of the original date, I will deduct two grades (therefore, an assignment worth an A will get C etc). If you turn in the assignment more than week of the original date, you will be given a zero for that assignment).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please turn your cell phone(s), Blackberry(s) etc off. NO talking on the phone, instant messaging, text messaging etc during the class.   If you are expecting an emergency call please let the instructor know prior to the class. 

Since we do not have janitorial service, keep the class “Marine Clean”

You are expected to come to class having prepared the material assigned to you for that week.  Please arrive on time to class, as we will start punctually.  Please let me know in advance if you are going to be late or miss the class.  When in class, mobile phones and pagers must be switch off.  You are expected to remain attentive and contribute to class discussion. In the class, people are entitled to and can express their opinion freely without fear of being judges harshly or criticized by their peers. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting One: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Course Overview, Syllabus Review

Chapter 1: Management in a Diverse Workplace

Chapter 2: The Management Movement

Chapter 3: Communication Skills

Case Study (ies)

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web

Meeting Two: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Chapter 4: Decision Making Skills

Chapter 5: Ethical, Social and Legal Responsibilities of Management

Chapter 6: International Business

Chapter 7: The Basic of Planning and Strategic Management

Case Study (ies)

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web

Meeting Three: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

EXAM I – Chapter 1 - 7

Review Exam I

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Chapter 8: Organizing Work

Chapter 9: Organizational Structures

Case Study (ies)

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web


Meeting Four: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Chapter 10: Understanding Work Groups and Teams

Chapter 11: Staffing

Chapter 12: Employee Training and Development

Chapter 13: Motivating Employees

Case Study (ies)

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web

Meeting Five: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Exam II – Chapter 8 -13

Review Exam II

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Chapter 14: Developing Leadership Skills

Chapter 15: Managing Conflict and Stress

Case Study (ies)

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web

Meeting Six: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chapter 16: Managing Change and Culture

Chapter 17: Management Control

Chapter 18: Apprising and Rewarding Performance

Chapter 19: Operations Management and Planning

Case Study (ies)

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Next Chapters Questions Posted on Web

Meeting Seven: Wednesday, February 28, 2009

Chapter 20: Operations Control

Case Study (ies)

Term Paper Due

Discuss and Turn in Chapter Questions

Group/Individual Presentations

Final Exam Review

Meeting Eight: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Exam III – Chapter 16 -19

Final Exam Chapter 1 - 19


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

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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 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

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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.

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