MG 352 Principles of Management
F1T 2006 DLK
Mead, Robert M.,, Jr.
Senior Online Instructor
MS Strategic IntelligenceBS Occupational Education (Business Management)
San Angelo, Texas
21 Aug - 15 Oct 2006
Textbook: Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005, 11th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN: 0-07-293593-6
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Educational Philosophy: Welcome to Principles of Management (MG 352)! As outlined by Rue and Byars, in Management: Skills and Applications, management is part of every business person's life. Management concepts apply equally to public, private, not-for-profit, religious organizations, large corporations, or small entrepreneurial firms. The principles of management are usually performed by the three levels or types of managers—senior management, middle management, and supervisory management. By studying the principles, knowledge about management can be categorized and examined. Management skills (conceptual, human relations, and technical) are closely related. Leaders in the modern business environment come from a variety of backgrounds. The rich diversity present in modern management adds differing viewpoints and intellectual skills that enable an organization firm to compete in the international and domestic environment. (Rue and Byars, 2005) Together, we will learn the key principles used in managing an organization: decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, operations, organizing, teams, staffing, development, motivation, leadership, conflict, controlling, rewarding and managing change. We will use readings, videos, lectures, case studies, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools. This junior level course cumulates with summative assessments that include a research paper and proctored final examination.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The assessment device is acomprehensive 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.
Class Assessment: Weekly quizes, discussion questions, research paper, examinations.
Graded Activities Breakdown :
1. Discussion = 21% or 21 points, total broken down as follows:
A. Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% or 2 points for 7 weeks for a total of 14% or 14 points.
B. Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% or 1 point for 7 weeks for a total of 7% or 7 points.
2. Groupwork, completed during week 5, will represent 3% or 3 total points for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted by midnight on Sunday of the week 5.
3. Quiz = 2% or 2 points per week for correct answers = 16 % or 16 points.
4. Mid-Term = 10% or 10 points (Completed during week four).
5. Research Paper = 25% or 25 points (Submitted during week seven - use template provided).
6. Final Examination = 25% or 25 points (Week eight, proctored). The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course. A minimum score of 60% must be achieved on the final exam to pass the course.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments, if accepted, will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.
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