MG352 Principles of Management

for U1QQ 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


U1QQ 2009 HI


Pingel, C. Frederick


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Science, Administration, Central Michigan University

Office Location

Bldg 383, Hill AFB, Utah

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone


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Semester Dates

1 June to 26 July 2009

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours


Management Skills and Application, Rue and Byars, Thirteenth Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-338150-3

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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:

I believe I am here to serve the students, to challenge them, facilitate them and hold them accountable for the class learning objectives. Students deserve my best effort. I will come prepared.  In turn, I expect a best effort from the students. I expect students to exercise self-discipline by reading the text, turning assignments in on time and actively participating in class activities. 

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:

Class assessment will consist of one case study and three examinations.  In each case, grading will be based on the following:
  • In-depth coverage of the subject matter
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and concept application
  • Logical and smooth flow of ideas
  • Quality of writing
  • Quality and variety of sources used

Students may choose the subject for their case study from the wide range of topics associated with Management. Case study will be double spaced and 12 point type. Additionally, length will be from 3 to 5 pages, not counting title, table of contents or reference pages, with a minimum of three (3) references cited.

The case study will be briefed to the class in the form of a 5 to 7 minute formal presentation. To enhance discussion and learning each student will provide at least three Power Point presentations slides. Students may brief from a Flash Drive or provide each student with a handout. One paper copy will be provided to the instructor.

Examinations will be primarily of the essay type where grading will be based on the criteria identified above and a few true and false, fill in the blank and multiple choice type questions.

It is anticipated that we will have two guest lecturers. 



Component                                     Points                          Percentage of Grade

Oral Presentation                             75                              15%
Case Study                                      75                              15%
Examination #1                                100                            20%
Core Assessment                             100                            20%
Final Comprehensive Examination    150                            30%
Total Points                          500                     100%
Letter Grades:

A      90 to 100%
B      80 to 89%
C      70 to 79%
D      60 to 69%
F      Below 60%

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:
Late submissions of course material will not be accepted without prior coordination and approval by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are entitled to full participation in class without interruption.  Disruption of the class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable.  Students are expected to treat the instructor and other class members with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises.
Cell phones: Please turn cell phones to vibrate/silent.  If it is necessary to take a call, please step out into the hallway.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1      Read Management in a Diverse Workplace (Chapter 1) and The Management Movement (Chapter 2)
2/4/ Jun
Week 2      Read Developing Communication Skills (Chapter 3) and Decision Making Skills (Chapter 4)
9/11 Jun      Guest Lecturer
Week 3      Read Ethical, Social and Legal Responsibilities (Chapter 5) and International Business (Chapter 6)
16/18 Jun   Examination #1
Week 4      Read The Basics of Planning and Strategic Management (Chapter 7) and Organizing Work (Chapter 8)
23/25 Jun   
Week 5   Read Organizational Structure (Chapter 9), Understanding Work Groups (Chapter 10) and Staffing (Chapter 11)
30 Jun/2 Jul
Week 6    Read Employee Training and Development (Chapter 12), Motivating Employees (Chapter 13, and Developing
7/9 Jul      Leadership Skills (Chapter 14)
                Guest Lecturer
Week 7     Read Managing Change and Culture (Chapter 16), Management Control, (Chapter 17), and Appraising and
14/16 Jul   Rewarding Performance (Chapter 18)
                 Core Assessment
                 Case Study Due
Week 8      Read Operations Management and Control (Chapter 18) and Operations Control (Chapter 19)
21/23 Jul    Oral Presentations
                  Final Comprehensive Examination

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 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.

  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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