MG352 Principles of Management

for F1T 2006

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1T 2006 DLM


Szathmary, Michael L., CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, C.P.M.


Adjunct Instructor


MCM (Contract Management) American Graduate University
MA (Management) Webster University
BA (Liberal Arts) Eastern Illinois University

Office Location

DeLand, Florida

Office Hours


Daytime Phone


Other Phone

386-490-6216 (Cell)


Semester Dates

August 21 - October 15, 2006

Class Days

On Line (Distance Learning)

Class Time

On Line (Distance Learning)

Credit Hours


MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND APPLICATIONS, Rue & Byars, 11th Ed., The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ISBN 0-07-293593-6

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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 communication, motivation and interpersonal relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Education should be collaborative endeavor between students and the instructor. The use of case studies to model and synthesize complex organizations is a valuable tool for student learning. Students are empowered to learn through their active participation in course activities. The instructor facilitates the learning process through lectures, homework assignments, case study projects and interaction with students in the class discussion boards.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the important communication skills and techniques used in businesses and become familiar with the decision-making skills associated with management.
  2. Understand the unique features of international business operations and develop an awareness of the legal, ethical and social responsibilities of today
  3. Describe the tools used to develop employees and managers and evaluate the many basic, innovative and creative approaches to motivating the workforce.
  4. Understand the role that cultural diversities will play in shaping the workforce, and address and discuss the many techniques used to control the business activities.
  5. Discuss the techniques used for performance appraisal and understand the measures used in operations control.
Core Assessment:

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:
A.  Weekly Discussion (200 Points/20%) B.  Weekly Peer Discussion (100 Points/10%) C.  Homework Questions (200 points/20%) D.  Business Case Studies Writing Project (250 Points/25%) E.  Comprehensive Final Examination (250 Points/25%). Please note that the comprehensive final is not a take-home test. In addition, the comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. Finally, the student must pass the final exam with a score of 60% or better to pass the course. See Handout 1 - Information & Expectations for Class Assessments

The following Grading Scale will be used to assign letter grades: A = 90-100% (900-1000 Points) B = 80-89%  (800-899 Points) C = 70-79% (700-799 Points) D = 60-69% (600-699 Points) F = Below 60% (599 Points or less)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of management, the instructor may assess a late penalty on assignments turned in after the due date that are not mitigated by extenuating circumstances. This is an on-line class and many students are enrolled for the flexibility of balancing work, home and educational commitments.  There should be adequate time in a working adult or student's schedule to meet course requirements. Late work is not condoned unless a prior arrangement has been made between the student and the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner with the instructor and other student peers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See Handout 2 - Schedule of Weekly Assignments  

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

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: .

Handout 1 - Information & Expectations for Class Assessments

Handout 2 - Schedule of Weekly Assignments


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