MG101 Introduction to Management

for U1T 2006

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


U1T 2006 DLA


Wagoner, Layne V.




M.B.A. Regis University, Denver CO
B.S. Management, University of Maryland, University College

Office Location


Office Hours

6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat/Sun

Other Phone



Semester Dates

Jun 5 - 30 Jul 2006

Class Days

Monday - Sunday

Class Time




Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Management, 5th Edition, Robbins, S.P., DeCenzo, D.A.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

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 educational philosophy is based on being interactive among other students and the facilitator through lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues through threaded discussions, examinations, web sites, and research.  Lively discussions among all students and facilitated by the instructor greatly enhances learning.  The instructor will answer all e-mail questions within 24 hours (usually much sooner). Although individual questions will be answered, it is requested that most course context questions be asked in the main discussion forum as other students may have the same question.

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:
Grades will be assessed through discussion thread posts, homework assignments, a 1-2 page paper, weekly attendance, quiz, and the mid-term/final exams.

A = 91-100
B = 81-90
C = 71-80
D = 61-70
F = 60 and below
Breakdown of grading:
Weekly attendance - 8
Discussion threads - 14
Weekly comprehensive/practice questions - 14
1-2 page pager - 9
Quiz - 3
Mid-term Exam - 22
Final Exam - 30
Total: 100

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted with prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Active discussion in the threads is highly encouraged.  However, if disputing or disagreeing with the original post, please make the comments/criticism constructive.  This is an adult class and proper conduct in the classroom is expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1, Jun 5-11: Chapters 1-2, Managers and Management, History, and the Management Environment.  Assignments: Read Chapt 1-2, Introductions, 2 discussion questions.
Week 2, Jun 12-18:  Chapters 3-4, Foundations of Planning/Decision Making, 2 discussion questions.
Week 3, Jun 19-25: Chapters 5-6, Basic Organization Designs and Staffing/Human Resource Management. Begin 1-2 page paper due in week 7, 2 discussion questions.
Week 4, Jun 26-Jul 2: Chapter 7, Managing Change, Stress, and Innovation. 1 discussion question.  Mid Term.
Week 5, Jul 3-9: Chapters 8-10, Foundations of Ind/Gp Behavior, Work Teams, Motivating Employees.  3 discussion questions.
Week 6, Jul 10-16:  Chapters 11-13, Leadership, Communication, foundations of Control. 3 discussion questions.
Week 7, Jul 17-23: Chapter 14, Operations Management. 1 discussion question, quiz, turn in 1-2 page paper.
Week 8, Jul 24-30: 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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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