MG101 Introduction to Management

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


F1T 2006 DLB


Wagoner, Layne V.




Bachelor's Degree in Management, Universty of Maryland
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Regis University

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6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mon-Fri/10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat-Sun

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Semester Dates

21 Aug - 9 Oct 2006

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Fundamentals of Management
Required Edition: 5TH 05 Robbins, Stephen P. / De Cenzo, David A.

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

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is based on being interactive with both the instructor and other students in the class.  Learning is based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatius learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:

Test and Case Study

Class Assessment:
Mid term and final examinations, quizzes, 1-2 page paper, class participation, and discussion/comprehensive questions.


Questions, 2 pts each    14 plus introduction = 30 points

Mid Term                       22        

Final Exam                    25

Quiz                             3

Paper                           10

Participation                  10

Total                             100 points



The comprehensive final is not a take-home test.

The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. 

For all online courses, the student must pass the final exam with 60% or better to pass the course.


90-100 = A

80-89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 = D

<59 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of required assignments will result in a zero for that assignment unless previously discussed with the instructor and is the result of an emergency.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Open and active discussion is highly encouraged and required for participation points.  Although disagreements and open discussion is encouraged for critical thinking, do not degrade the person making the input.  Rather, focus on the subject and the opinion rather than the person.  Simple awareness of this being adult learning should be all that needs to be mentioned.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Beginning 8/7/2006 – Introductions

8/21/2006Chapter 1, Managers and Management

Chapter 2, The Management Environment

2 Discussion Questions

8/28/2006 Chapter 3, Foundations of Planning

Chapter 4, Foundations of Decision Making

2 Discussion Questions

9/4/2006 Chapter 5, Basic Organization Designs

Chapter 6, Staffing and Human Resource Mgmt

2 Discussion Questions

9/11/2006 Chapter 7, Managing Change

1 Discussion Question

Mid Term Exam

9/18/2006 Chapter 8, Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior

Chapter 9, Understanding Work Teams

Chapter 10, Motivating and Rewarding Employees

3 Discussion Questions

9/25/2006 Chapter 11, Leadership and Trust

Chapter 12, Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Chapter 13, Foundations of Control

3 Discussion Questions

10/2/2006 Chapter 14, Operations Management

1-2 page skill response paper due

1 Discussion Question


10/9/2006 Final Exam (See above in the grading plan for important information concerning the 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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