MG352 Principles of Management

for F2RR 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2RR 2008 MT


Corbeil, Timothy P.


AAS, BS, and MBA

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Semester Dates

20 October - 14 December 2008

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007, 12th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars.  ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353014-7 or ISBN-10: 0-07-353014-X

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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 relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Hello and welcome to Principles of Management (MG352)!  I am excited to be a part of your learning environment and I look forward to working with each of you on this educational journey.  The management principles we will be discussing are in every organization, whether private or public, and we have all seen successes and failures in their application.  Whether its a first-line supervisor guiding workers at the core of the company's operation or a top-level executive developing strategic objectives for a corporation's direction; each has a critical role in the management process.  This is why its its important that I bring a high-level of  energy, passion, and preparation to this class.  It is my responsibility to open the world of management to each of you and help you become the best manager you can be.

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:

The student's grade will be based on scores achieved from mid-term/final examinations, case-study core assessment, group presentation, quizzes, attendance and class participation.


Final Exam                                      300pts  (30%)
Mid-Term Exam                               200pts  (20%)
Case-Study Core Assessment        200pts  (20%)
Attendance/Participation                100pts  (10%)
Group Presentation                        100pts  (10%)
Quizzes (Weeks 2/3/5/6/7)            100pts  (10%)
Total Points          1000pts  (100%)
900pts - 1000pts   (90% - 100%)   A
800pts - 899pts     (80% - 89%)     B
700pts - 799pts     (70% - 79%)     C
600pts - 699pts     (60% - 69%)     D
Below 600pts         (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:
Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.  If a date is set and the assignment(s) is still late, it will be reduced at least one letter grade.  No late assignments will be accepted after Week 7.  Students who are absent (excused/unexcused) are required to set up a date for completing a quiz or assignment that was missed, immediately on the first day back.  Students who are departing for a TDY or any other scheduled excused absence (approved by the instructor), are expected to complete assignments prior to departure.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  It is important that we have open and honest discussions.  To achieve this goal we must accept that we will not always agree, however we will respect each other's ideas and beliefs.  To this end, all students will be allowed to express themselves freely, as long as they are respectful to their fellow students and do not create a hostile atmosphere with their words or actions.  This will help our discussion forums and will increase the learning value as we cover the material.
2.  Each student is expected to participate in all classroom discussions and group projects, not only with material from the text, but also from their own life and management experiences.  
3.  Students are responsible for following the Course Topics/Dates/Assignments outline which will help them be prepared for
each class period.  This schedule will be followed unless the instructor states otherwise. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:
       Tuesday, 21 Oct -- Syllabus / Introductions / Ch. 1
       Thursday, 23 Oct -- Ch. 2 & 3
Week 2:
       Tuesday, 28 Oct -- Quiz (Covering Ch. 1-3) / Review Ch. 1-3 / Ch. 4
       Thursday, 30 Oct -- Ch. 5 & 6    
Week 3:
        Tuesday, 4 Nov -- Quiz (Covering Ch. 4-6) / Review Ch. 4-6 / Ch. 7 
        Thursday, 6 Nov -- Ch. 8 & 9 
Week 4:
        Tuesday, 11 Nov -- Ch. 10 & 11 
        Thursday, 13 Nov -- Ch. 12 / Mid-Term (Ch. 1-12) Take home test-Due Tuesday, 18 Nov
Week 5:
        Tuesday, 18 Nov -- Ch. 13 & 14 
        Thursday, 20 Nov -- Ch. 15 & 16 
Week 6:
        Tuesday, 25 Nov -- Quiz (Covering Ch. 13-16) / Work on Group Project  
        Thursday, 27 Nov -- Thanksgiving Day -- No Class -- (Make-up date TBD) Ch. 17 & 18
Week 7:
        Tuesday, 2 Dec -- Ch. 19 & 20 / Group Projects Presentation
        Thursday, 4 Dec -- Quiz (Covering Ch. 17-20) / Group Projects Cont / Handout Core Assessment-Due 9 Dec
Week 8:
        Tuesday, 9 Dec -- Cover any chapters missed / Review for Final
        Thursday, 11 Dec -- Final Exam 

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

Disability Guidelines:
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