MG352 Principles of Management

for U1T 2006

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MG 352 Principles of Management


U1T 2006 DLJ


Perrine, Terry A.


Adjunct Faculty


MA Computer Resource and Information System Management
BA, Business Management

Office Location


Office Hours

1000-1100 M-F

Daytime Phone

210-387-1529  Please call prior to 2300 Eastern.


Semester Dates

5 Jun - 30 Jul  06

Class Days


Class Time




Credit Hours


Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005, 11th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN: 0-07-293593-6

Additional Resources:
Recommended Reading:

The Goal
By Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
ISBN: 0884271781

Course Description:
This course 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:
My pedagogical philosophy is to mentor my students in achieving their life goals. By signing up to take a course the adult learner demonstrate a desire to achieve an academic level of knowledge in a particular subject matter.  Consequently, the approach that I take is that of a facilitator, aiding their pursuit of learning. And, to ensure that you receive the information that you need, when you need it, the first week of class, I will provide you with both my home and cell phone numbers.  Your time is very important to me.  Consequently, I encourage my students to call me with their questions so that we can get those questions answered as quickly as possible without waiting on email turn arounds..

Each week, I initiate opportunities to explore the subject matter through the assignment of online forum discussions, dropbox assignments, peer reviews and projects. Through formative assessment of the learners weekly performance, I guide their successful examination and analysis of the subject matter.  The course culminates in a final summative assessment that provides each student the opportunity to demonstrate their accomplished understanding of the course material.

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.

Core Assessment:

The assessment device is a comprehensive case that is written in class during week 13 of six 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:
Class assessment is based on class particpation, homework assignments, research paper, midterm and final exams

1. Discussion = 21%
2. Groupwork = 3%
3. Quiz = 16 %
4. Mid-Term = 10%
5. Research Paper = 25%
6. Final Examination = 25% (Must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.)


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Not accepted without prior approval

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for On-line Participation

Please consider for a moment the ground rules governing our online discussions.

1.Everyone will participate in conference discussion. No wall flowers. Everyone must participate in the weekly discussion topics. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.

2.Students should use Email for messages or questions to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for discussion of the assigned discussion topic and peer review comments relevant to the discussion topic.

3.Since the weekly discussion threads are a moderated open forum, you should be prepared to explain and defend your discussion postings. In addition, all members of the class are encouraged and expected to any and all discussions.  There is no such thing as a private or closed discussion in the discussion threads.

4.Don't take peer review and discussion posting comments personally. Please confine your postings to the discussion topics.

5. Comments aimed at individuals are inappropriate. If you notice comments that appear to be personally directed, please email me. I will remove / edit those comments as appropriate.

6.Students are expected to complete at least 4 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving Email and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.

7. Eating and drinking in the classroom is at the students discretion. Likewise, trash pickup. However, you should please be advised that I have given the janitors the term off, and act accordingly.

8.  Students are advised that they are responsible for disposal of smoking materials, and providing their own ash receptacles and cuspidors.  Any student who wishes to do so may also provide their own personal fans, heaters, and/or personal air filtration systems as they deem appropriate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Per the Course Calendar

Week 1: 05 - 11 Jun

Read: Chapters 1-3, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Discuss "How These Women Executives Broke Through the Glass Ceiling".  Post at least two substantive Peer Reviews of other students discussions

Week 2: 12 - 18 Jun

Read: Chapters 4-6, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Read and Discuss NASA Article "Escape Devices Were Weighed, Rejected" By William Booth.  Post at least two substantive Peer Reviews of other students discussions.

Week 3: 19 Jun - 25 Jub

Read: Chapters 7-8, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion    Develop and post, in outline form, a 10 year plan for your career.  Post at least two substantive Peer Reviews of other students discussions.

Week 4: 26 Jun - 2 Jul

Mid Term Exam Take the online Mid Term Exam NLT 9 Apr.

Read: Chapters 9-11, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion:    Research employee participation and empowerment.  Summarize your findings and conclusions in your Discussion posting. Post at least two substantive Peer Reviews of other students discussions.

Week 5: 3 Jul - 9 Jul

Proctor: Identify your Final Exam Proctor. It is your responsibility to identify and contact your proctor at this time. You must make arrangements for your proctor to proctor your final exam. You must also submit your Proctor information to Park University so that your final exam will be sent to your proctor. If you have a question, contact your instructor.

Read: Chapters 12-14, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Perform Groupwork and IPT.

Week 6: 10 Jul - 16 Jul

Final Exam Preparation Note online Final Exam Preparatoins

Read: Chapters 15-17, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Read "A Janitor's 10 Lessons in Leadership," and Colin POwell's "Thirteen Rules of Leadership," and discuss the implications of leadership and management. Include a research reference. Peer review at least two other students discussion.

Week 7: 17 Jul - 23 Jul

Read: Chapters 18-19, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Discuss the Malcolm Baldridge National Award for Excellence. Include a research reference that supports your discussion. Peer review at least two other students discussion.
Research Paper: Submit your completed research paper to the Dropbox for grading.

Week 8: 24 Jul - 30 Jul

Read: Chapter 20, Management: Skills and Application
Discussion     Discuss, in aggregate, the the principles you have learned over the past few weeks. Peer review at least two other students discussion.

Final Exam Take your proctored 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
Warning: Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class.

According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, Page 117:

"Material directly quoted from another author's work..." "... should be reproduced word for word. Incorporate a short quotation (fewer than 40 words) into text) and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks"

"Display a quotation of 40 or more words in a freestanding block of typewritten lines and omit the quotation marks. Start such a block quotation on a new line and indent the block about 1/2 in. (1.3cm or five spaces) from the left margin (in the same position as a new paragraph). If there are additional paragraphs within the quotation, indent the first line of each an additional 1/2 in. The entire quotation should be double spaced."

Due to the limitations of our online classroom environment, there may be times when the above standard is not practical. However you can still indicate material that is quoted from another source, and provide an appropriate reference citation of that source.

Failure to acknowledge and cite quoted material may result in a failing grade for the assignment and the course.

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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Last Updated:6/1/2006 2:50:28 PM