MG 101 Introduction to Management
U1T 2006 DLC
Mead, Robert M., Jr.
Senior Online Instructor
MS Strategic IntelligenceBS Occupational Education/Business Administration
San Angelo, Texasx
6/05/2006 - 7/30/2006
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
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)
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