MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1A 2008 BE


Lewis, Leslie Hugh


Assistant Professor of Management/HR


Post Grad Courses, McCombe Grad School of Business at UT-Austin
MBA Management Systems, University of North  Texas
BBA Economics and Management, Baylor University

Office Location

Austin Center Campus RM 108

Office Hours

1-10:40pm MW

Daytime Phone

512-385-7275 during office hours only

Other Phone

512-251-4061 leave message


Semester Dates

Aug 18 - Oct. 12, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM



Credit Hours



Rue & Byers, Management, 12th edition, paperback, 2007, McGraw Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 007353014X

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Austin Campus' Resource Room Second Floor
Current copies of business and business management periodicals such as Business Week, Fortune, Nations Business, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.  Additional research materials for case analysis.  Internet may be used for research with
3 PCs and a printer.  USE THIS RESOURCE.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information

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 develop each class with the idea that "We are all Life Time Learners" and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself.  In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost participate each week in class.  The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the assumption that the student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to participation.  The student must satisfactorily complete all examinations, term paper, and homework which is developed to emphasis the course's Core Learning Outcomes.  All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text, current news topics, and experiences.

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:
Each student is required to read all assigned material before class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and activities.  Class Participation Grading will be based on class participation, two exams, homework, pop test, and research paper and a written case in class which are developed to enhance the comprehension of the Core Learning Objectives.  Bring one article/Internet site per week for class discussion.


Midterm Examination       200 pts 20%
Final Examination             300 pts 30%
Research Project              200 pts 20%
Class Case                       150 pts 15%
Research Presentation       50 pts   5%
Class Participation            100 pts 10% 
                                        1000 pts 100% 


Final grade will be determined using the following criteria:  A  -900.0 - 1000.0 cumulative average (c.a).  B  -800.0 - 899.9 c.a.  C  - 700.0- 799.9 c.a.  D  - 600.0  -699.9 c.a.  F  -000.0 - 599.9 c.a.


The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and test taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

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:

Exam make up:  If students miss an exam, they will have one week to take a makeup exam returning to class.  The second (final) exam, however, must be made up within 24 hours of the assigned date or an F will be given for the exam.

If students miss the date turning in the research paper, the grade will be reduced one letter grade per day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The degree of, material covered and specific methodology to be utilized in each area will be determined by the amount of classroom time available.  Methods used to achieve these learning objectives will include lecture, reports, self-study and most importantly, class discussion and student participation.  All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing areas presented in the text.  The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignments relating to it.  The student is graded on each class for participation (see assessment).  Student communications:  Remember that all cell phones, alpha and digital pagers must be turned off.  Use your devices outside the classroom.  Also the official method of communications between the university and students at Park is Pirate Email.  Each of you has an account.  If you have not activated  your account, go to and activate it.  Please check your email every day.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Available on eCompanion by 8 Aug., 2008

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:
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: .

Additional Information:

I am Les Lewis and I will be your facilitator for this term in MG 352. As an educator my experience covers thirty years of adult education. I have twenty years at Park University as adjunct and currently as full time faculty at the Austin Center. I have also taught at St. Edwards University, Concordia University, Texas State University, and Austin Community College.

My industrial experience which spans 40 years includes positions in senior management, marketing, operations, manufacturing, and project management. All the firms have been “high tech” Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 firms. The organizations include Texas Instruments, Xerox, Tracor (BAE), Lockheed Martin, and Applied Materials. Most of these firms have been involved in DOD activities and all are involved in international business.

 Additionally, my wife and I, as well as our two sons have degrees from Park.

So welcome aboard. Now let's have fun AND learn.



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