MG352 Principles of Management

for F1L 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1L 2008 WT


Harrison, Martin T.


Senior Adjunct Instructor


BA, St Michael's College, Winooski, VT
MBA, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Office Location

United Country-LeMay Realty, Knob Noster, Missouri

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

August 18, 2008 - October 12, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

7:40PM - 10:20PM



Credit Hours



MANAGEMENT: Skills and Applications (12th Edition), Leslie W. Rue and Lloyd L. Byars, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007 

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Additional Resources:

WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER:  A Handbook; 7th Edition, Winkler/McCuen, Wadsworth, 2007

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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 leading, planning, organizing, and controlling organizations such as communications, motivation and interpersonal relations.  Lecture, disccusion and cases are used.

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:

1.  Active particpation in all classroom discussions is a direct measurement of student preparations. 
2.  Four (4) exams consiting of multiple choice and short essay will be used to gauge student competencies.  Exams will cover appoximately 1/4 of the text book material and are not cumualtive in nature.
3.  A 10-12 page term paper (topic to be selected by student but with instructor approval.) will be due on Class Session 15.   The paper must conform to the APA style as outlined in WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER.  In addition, detailed term paper guide lines will be provided at the first class meeting.


Class Assessment and Grading
Chapter Quiz (4)..........................200 pts
Core Assessment Case.................200 pts
Comprehensive Final....................300 pts
Term Paper..................................200 pts
Term Paper Abstract......................50 pts
Class Particpation...........................50 pts
Total...........................................1000 pts 
A---630-700 pts
B---560-629 pts
C---490-559 pts
D---420-489 pts
F------< 419 pts

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:
Except for extraordinary circumstances and only with instructor approval will late or missed assignments be accepted for full crediut.  A late term paper will result in a 10% loss of credit for each class session the paper is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A.  Class participation is required.  Forty (40) hours of contact time are required for satisfactory completion of each course.  Faculty is required to provide forty (40) hours of contact time and students are expected to receive forty (40) hours of instruction. B.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable; however, students must inform the instructor or university office prior to the absence and must make up missed coursework.  Missed classes due to the taking of ordinary leave or vacation are not considered excused absences. C.  Class participation is expected and will form part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be checked each class meeting.  Three unexcused absences are excessive, may be grounds for award of a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the Park University Resident Center administrator. D.  Students are responsible for the content of classroom presentations.  If absent, students must obtain class notes from another student.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Aug 18   Introduction; Chapters 1-2
Aug 20   Chapter 3-4
Aug 25   Chapter 5-6;  Term Paper Abstract/Outline due
Aug 27   Chapter Test;  
Sept 1    Labor Day--No class-Make Up Class Date TBD
Sept 3    Chapter 7-8
Sept 8    Chapter 9-10
Sept 10  Chapter 11-12
Sept 15  Chapter 13
Sept 17  Chapter Test
Sept 22  Chapter 14-15 Early Term Paper Turn In
Sept 24  Chapter 16-17
Sept 29  Chapter Test
Oct 1     Chapter 18-19
Oct 3     Chapter 20
Oct 6     Core Assessment Review; Term Paper Due
Oct 8     Chapter Test and Core Assessment Evaluation   

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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