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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Curtis, Ronald J.


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.
CourseMG 101 Introduction to Management BU
SemesterU1H2005
FacultyCurtis, Ronald J.
TitleSenior Professor
Degrees/CertificatesEd.D., M.A., B.S.
Office LocationBldg. 596, Rm. 212, MCAS Beaufort
Office Hours10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Daytime Phone843-228-7052
E-Mailbeau@park.edu
Web Pagehttp://www.park.edu
Semester Dates6 June-31July 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
DuBrin, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, Southwestern, 6th ed.

Additional Resources:
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, BUSINESS WEEK, FORBES, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW.


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 student will engage in an active process consisting of classroom academics, research, writing, analysis and oral interaction with the professor and fellow students.  This is aimed at learning through the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
-List and describe the functions of management.
-Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
-Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager and an executive.
-Describe two oganization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
-Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
-Define the terms "span of control" and "scope of authority."
-Define the terms "effectiveness" and "efficiency."
-Explain the similarities and differences in "leadership" and "management."

Course Assessment:
Mid-term examination  35%
Final examination     35%
Comprehensive case    20%
Class participation   10%

Grading:
90-100   A
80-89    B
70-79    C
60-69    D
Below 60 F (or three or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will receive appropriately lowered grades.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class, be on-time and participate in class and group discussions.  A make-up assignment will be required for all classes missed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATES/CHAPT./TOPIC
06Jun   1   The manager's job.
08Jun  2,3  International management and technology.
13Jun  4,6  Ethics and decision making.
15Jun   5   Essentials of planning.
20Jun   7   Specialized techniques for planning.
22Jun   8   Job design and work schedules.
27Jun  1-8  MID-TERM EXAMINATION.
29Jun   9   Organization structure, culture and change.
04Jul   -   Comprehensive case preparation.
06Jul 10-11 Human resources and leadership.
11Jul  12   Motivation.
13Jul  13   Organization communications.
18Jul  14   Teams, groups and teamwork.
20Jul  15   The control function.  COMPREHENSIVE CASE DUE.
25Jul  16   Managing ineffective performers.
27Jul 9-16  FINAL EXAMINATION.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Dishonesty will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the University.

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Plagiarism will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the 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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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
 
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