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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Mead, Robert M.,, Jr.


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.

Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

U1T 2006 DLC

Faculty

Mead, Robert M., Jr.

Title

Senior Online Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MS Strategic Intelligence
BS Occupational Education/Business Administration

Office Location

San Angelo, Texasx

Office Hours

1800-2100

Daytime Phone

325-654-3901

Other Phone

325-651-6581

E-Mail

robert.mead@park.edu

txasylum@cox.net

Semester Dates

6/05/2006 - 7/30/2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Fundamentals of Management, 5th ed., by Robbins and DeCenzo

Software required for this course-Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint applications.

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:
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.  

Management skills (conceptual, human relations, and technical) are closely related. Leaders in the modern business environment come from a variety of backgrounds.  

Together, we will gain knowledge through an introduction to management.  Some skills we will discuss includes: decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, operations, organizing, teams, staffing, development, motivation, leadership, conflict, controlling, rewarding and managing change. We will use readings, lectures, case studies, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools. This freshman level course cumulates with summative assessments that include a research paper and proctored final examination.

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:
Weekly discussions, peer reviews, midterm, research paper, quizzes, and a proctored final exam.

Grading:
Grading Criteria: My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you better understand management. You will be able to track your progress exactly throughout the course by reviewing the gradebook located at the top of each page. Grading is based on completing weekly reading assignments, completing weekly discussion questions and comments, completing one skill study assignment or a paper on Total Quality Management (TQM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Business Process Re Engineering (BPR) in week 7 and completing a mid-term and final examination in week 4 and week 8 respectively.

Grading Rubrics and Points:

General Evaluative Criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.
Midterm Examination = 22 points. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.
Final Examination = 30 points. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.
Discussion Questions = 28 points. Responses are graded on a pass/fail basis. A passing grade will answer the question in a brief and grammatically correct manner.
Comments on Responses = 7 points. Each comment will agree, disagree or bring out additional points in a constructive manner with rationale.
Response to a Skills Situation (located at the end of each chapter) or Research Paper = 10 points. A skill response will answer each question based on the text and slide presentation content. A paper will define the topic, explain a way to implement it and provide references. A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct.
Pop Quiz = 3 points. Each question is correct or incorrect. Course Total = 100 points.
Course Grading Scale:

90- 100% (90 points or higher)
80-89% (80 to 89 points)
70-79%(70 to 79 points)
60-69% (60 to 69 points)
59% (59 or fewer points)

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:
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:5/22/2006 7:54:20 AM