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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Peterson, Marcia


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Peterson, Marcia

Title

Instructor: Business and Management/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Design - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MBA /Leadership - Baker College, Flint, MI
Doctoral Program - EdD - Northcentral University

Office Location

Flint, Michigan

Office Hours

6-9 p.m. EST

Daytime Phone

(810)516-6689 cell phone

Other Phone

(810)516-6689 cell phone

E-Mail

Marcia.peterson@park.edu

MAPeterson01@aol.com

Semester Dates

March 13, 2006 through May 14, 2006

Class Days

Monday through Sunday

Class Time

24 hours

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Fundamentals of Management, 5th Edition, Robbins & DeCenzo
ISBN 0-13-148736-1

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
MS OFFICE:  WORD and PowerPoint


Course Description:
Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Teaching empowers both the teacher and the student to learn and grow from each others knowledge and experience.  It is an interactive activity that encourages resourcefulness, respect and responsibility in the quest for new knowledge.  Teaching is not a one sided act, but requires both a leader and a follower .  The ability to generate excitement in the student for the topic at hand is the reward for teaching well

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List and describe the functions of management.
  2. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
  3. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and an executive.
  4. Describe two organization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
  5. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
  6. Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority”.
  7. Define the terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency.”
  8. Compare and contrast “leadership” and “management.”


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Weekly participation, discussion of weekly assigned topics, research paper, weekly summaries, final exam

Grading:
Participation:  30 points per week based upon substantive contributions to the class discussion on a minimum of three seminar days. (3X10 = 30 points). (Weeks 1-8)

Discussion questions:  20 points per week/ due midnight on Thursday (Weeks 1-7)

Weekly Summary:  10  points per week/ due midnight on Sunday (Weeks 1-8)

Research Paper:  150 points/ due midnight on Sunday(Week 7)

Midterm Exam:  100 points/due midnight on Sunday (Week 4)

Final Exam:  300 points/due end of day on Friday (Week 8)

Total points for class:  1000

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late submissions accepted following the end of the seminar week.  During the week, late assignments will receive a 10% per day deduction.

If extenuating circumstances are anticipated, please contact the instructor prior to the event.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Appropriate conduct includes showing respect for all participants in the class.  Treat the classroom as you would your workplace.  When sending messages via e-mail or posting on the classroom, use proper netiquette.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Participation:  30 points per week based upon substantive contributions to the class discussion on a minimum of three seminar days. (3X10 = 30 points). (Weeks 1-8)

Discussion questions:  20 points per week/ due midnight on Thursday (Weeks 1-7)

Weekly Summary:  10  points per week/ due midnight on Sunday (Weeks 1-8)

Research Paper:  150 points/ due midnight on Sunday(Week 7)

Midterm Exam:  100 points/due midnight on Sunday (Week 4)

Final Exam:  300 points/due end of day on Friday (Week 8)

Total points for class:  1000

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
All written formal reports will be queried by the instructor for originality.  Any submission that does not pass this query will automatically receive a "0" and the outcome will be reported to Park University.

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 "WH".
  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.
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

MG101 / Park University Online
Please print this document and keep it with your class work.  You might find it helpful to jot down the dates that correlate to each assignment.
TASKWK1WK2WK3WK4WK5WK6WK7WK8TOTALCOMMENTS
Chapters covered1,23,45,678,9,1011,12,1314   
Participation:  10 points per day max for three days3030303030303030240Full credit can be earned by submitting one substantive response on three out of seven days of the Seminar Week.
           
Weekly questions20202020202020 140Each question is valued at 10 points each.  These questions are due by Thursday midnight.
           
Lessons Learned10101010101010 70Due midnight on Sunday each week.
           
Paper - Skills selection or CRM/TQM/BPR      150 150Submit topic for approval starting Week One
           
Midterm   100    100Timed, online test
           
Final Exam     Proctor approval due 300300Proctored exam
           
TOTAL        1000 


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Last Updated:3/17/2006 8:23:17 AM