MG352 Principles of Management

for S2RR 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S2RR 2009 MT


McCarty, Mary V.




AS, BS, and MBA

Office Location


Office Hours

M - F 8 - 5 or email anytime

Daytime Phone

(208) 598-0503

Other Phone

(208) 828-3115


Semester Dates

March 16, 2009 - May 10, 2009

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: 0-07-353014X

In addition, supplemental reading material will be provided throughout the course.

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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:
 Welcome to Principles of Management (MG 352)! The concepts and theories learned in management can be applied to every aspect of an individual’s life both professionally and personally. This course is broad and covers many exciting and interesting aspects of management. Topics covered include diversity, the history of the management movement, communication skills, decision making skills, ethics, corporate social responsibility, international business, group work and teams, employee development and motivation, and leadership skills. In addition, we will cover the four functions of management; planning, leading, organizing and controlling. A majority of the learning experience for this course will be based on lively classroom discussions in which all students are expected to participate. Classroom interaction and discussions assist students in a more in depth understanding of the concepts and theories presented in the textbook and help to promote the learning objectives. We will thoroughly examine and discuss the skills and practical application of effective management techniques

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:
Students performance will be evaluated from mid-term/final examinations, a research paper and  presentation, class participation, a group case study,  and attendance.

100% - 90%    A
89% - 80%      B
79% - 70%      C
69% - 60%      D
59% – 50%      F

Course Requirement                           % of Final Grade
Mid-Term                                            20%
Final Exam                                          30%
Research Paper/Presentation               15%
Attendance/Participation                    15%
Core Assessment                               20%

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:
Last assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussions and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Last assignments will be reduced one letter grade for every day that the assignment is late. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Students departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure. In the case of an absence from class, the student is required to notify the instructor as soon as possible, or no later than 1 hour prior to the start of class.

In the case of bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member, students should provide a doctor’s statement with phone number to the instructor. The statement or note is required before any consideration is given for additional time to complete assignments

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student participation in classroom discussions is required. Class participation includes reading the required textbook and supplemental materials and being prepared to discuss the material in class. Participation includes students contributing constructive and relevant discussions in the classroom. Students must maintain respect for others’ opinions. Disrespect and interruptions to others will not be tolerated. Active listening to other class members is also extremely important for classroom discussions and is required by all students.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:







Introduction to Course
Management Overview

Chapter 1



Foundations of Management; The Management Movement & Communication Skills

Chapters 2 & 3




Decision-Making Skills & Contemporary Issues:

Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities

Chapters 4 & 5




International Business

Chapter 6




Planning & Organizing Skills;

Chapters 7 & 8




Organizational Structure

Understanding Work Groups and Teams

Chapters 9 & 10




Mid Term Exam

Staffing Skills

Chapters 1 - 10

Chapter 11




Staffing Skills Continued; Employee Training & Development

Chapter 12




Directing Skills: Motivating Employees

Chapters 13




Developing Leadership Skills

Chapter 14




Managing Conflict and Stress

Managing Change and Culture

Chapters 15 & 16




Controlling Skills; Management Control

Chapters 17




Appraising and Rewarding Performance

Chapter 18



Operations Management
Networking Discussion

Chapter 19
Supplemental Material




Operations Control; Review for Exam
Presentation of Papers

Chapter 20




Comprehensive 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
All references cited must be from academic sources such as textbooks, professional journals, trade magazines, etc(can not use "wikipedia"). All sources will be cited using APA style.

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
In the case of an absence from class, the student is required to notify the instructor as soon as possible, or no later than 1 hour prior to the start of class.

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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