MG268 Office Administration

for F1G 2006

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MG 268 Office Administration


F1G 2006 GR


Iverson, Joneen


Adjunct Faculty


MS Business Education
BSED Business Education
AA Executive Secretary

Office Location

University of North Dakota, Education Building, Room 310

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

Home 701-775-5402


Semester Dates

August 21 - October 15, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours



Administrative Office Management, Short Course (13th Edition)
Pattie Odgers

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Course Description:
Layout and organization of an office, design and control of equipment and supplies; business information processing systems; human relations; and cost reduction. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the basic concepts and trends in administration office management, including traditional office management practices, emerging elements of management and practices, administrative management resource areas and restructured office systems and training needs.
  2. Explain leadership and communication skills in business environments, including groups, teams and conflict issues.
  3. Critique managing human resources in the office.  These resources include staffing and on-the-job employee practices, as well as work ethics and business etiquette issues.
  4. Explain how to manage computer, telecommunications and office network systems.
  5. Evaluate the concept of connectivity with Internet services and managing distant workers.
  6. Identify the trends and challenges in administrative office management as a result of new technology.

Core Assessment:

The assessment device will be a final paper in which the Core Learning Outcomes are addressed by using the internet to research the most recently published research about issues, products and services that relate to the textbook material.

Class Assessment:
Examinations, final research paper/presentation, projects, article reviews, case problems, class participation/discussion.


Examinations -- 300 points ( 3 @ 100 each)
Final Research paper/presentation -- 150 points
Case problems -- 100 points
Projects, article reviews, homework assignments -- 150 points

Total:  700 points

A = 100 - 90%
B = 89 - 80%
C = 79 - 70%
D = 69 - 60%
F = 59% or less

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course assignments submitted after the due date will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made and approved by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons will be excused; however, the student is expected to make up all missed work.  Three unexecused absences are excessive and will be reported.  Students are required to contact the instructor prior to an absence.  Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 -- Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Week 2 -- Chapters 4 and 5
Week 3 -- Exam #1
Week 4 -- Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9
Week 5 -- Chapter 10 and Exam #2
Week 6 -- Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14
Week 7 -- Chapter 15/Presentations
Week 8 -- Final Research Paper Due and 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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