MG352 Principles of Management

for U1T 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


U1T 2008 DLI


Dunn, Daniel J.


Senior Instructor


MBA,  University of Montana
MAC, Pepperdine University
MEd Northern Montana MSU

Office Location

Great Falls Mt.

Daytime Phone

406 452-6191


Semester Dates

3/17/08     5/11/08

Class Days


Class Time


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:
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:
I believe that all students can and do learn through an interactive multidisciplinary approach.  This may include multi-media,text,practical applications,theory and open discussions.  As a facilitator the philosophy is one of interactiveness and engagement with the learner and encourage the exploration of ideas,issues and contradictions.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Know the roles that managers perform
  2. Know the components of the strategic management process
  3. Know the steps used in the management decision-making process
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:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this management course.  Students will be assessed on their class participation, discussions, performance on examinations, class attendance, case studies, and course assessments of student learning.


    Final Exam           300 points                                                                                                                                 
    Midterm Exam      200 points
    Case Study          200 points
    Participation        100 points
    Assignments       200 points

 90 - 100    A
80 -  89      B
70 -  79      C
60 -  69      D
59 -  Below   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 work will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made between the student and the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The instructor keeps the original copies of all examinations and papers.  All students need to respect one another's comments and position in their discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Introduction and Overview of the Course. Chapter 1 - Management and Managers Week 2 Chapter 2 Evolution of Management Thought, and Chapter 3 Social Responsibilities and Ethics Week 3 Chapter 4 Planning in the Contemporary Organization Chapter 5 Strategic Planning in a Global Environment  Week 4 Chapter 6 Effective Managerial Decision Making Chapter 7 Decision Making Tools and Techniques   Week 5 - Mid-Term Examination Take Home Chapter 8 Organizing for Quality Productivity and Job Satisfaction Week 6  Chapter 9 Designing the Contemporary Organization Chapter 10 Strategic Human Resource Management Chapter 11 Organziational Culture and Change Week 7 "Case study will be given  worth 20% of your grade"Chapter 12 Communicating Effectively Chapter 13 Leading in a Dynamic Environment Week 8 Chapter 14 Individual Differences Team and Team Dynamics Chapter 15 Motivating Organizational Members Week 9 -- Final Examination Chapter 16 Organizational Control Chapter 17 Productivity and Quality Chapter 18 Information Technology

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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