MG101 Introduction to Management

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


F1Z 2006 ML


Degel, Thomas M.


Adjunct Professor


MBA, University of Montana, 1989
BBA, Gonzaga University, 1981

Daytime Phone

(406) 771-4423

Other Phone

(406) 452-1651


Semester Dates

7 August - 8 October, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Management, Robbins, 5th Ed.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To provide an interactive learning environment to promote critical thinking and the exchange of ideas.  To utilize textbooks, the internet, lectures and discussions to achieve an understanding of the basic functions and processes of management, specifically Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling.

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:
Chapter assignments (written and oral), Mid-Term and Final Exams, and Participation.


Mid-Term Exam (150 points).........................30% of Final Grade

Final Exam (175 points)................................35% of Final Grade

Assignments/Participation (155 points)........35% of Final Grade

Total:  500 points; 100%

Grading Scale:  460-500 points; 92-100%......A

                         415-459 points; 83-91%........B

                         370-414 points; 74-82%........C

                         325-369 points; 65-73%........D

                         Less than 325 points/65%.....F

The Mid-Term Exam will cover chapters one through seven plus any material covered in class.  The Final Exam will be comprehensive.  The comprehensive final is not a take home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments submitted late may not be accepted, and, if accepted, will receive a percentage grading penalty.  Excused absences will excuse assignment deadlines until the following class. Mid-term and Final exams must be taken during the week they are scheduled.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend class and be on time.  Be prepared for class--read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings, cases, and problems.  Participate in classroom discussions--this is a very important part of a college education.  Be prepared for examinations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Chapter 1, Managers & Management; History Module; Chapter 2, Management Environment

Week 2: Chapter 3, Foundations of Planning; Foundations of Decision Making; Quantitative Module

Week 3: Chapter 5, Basic Organizational Designs; Chapter 6, Staffing and HRM

Week 4: Career Module; Chapter 7, Managing Change, Stress, Innovation; Review Part I, II, III

Week 5: Mid-Term Exam; Chapter 8, Foundations of Individual & Group Behavior

Week 6: Chapter 9, Understanding Work Teams; Chapter 10, Motivating & Rewarding Employees

Week 7: Chapter 11, Leadership & Trust; Chapter 12, Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Week 8: Chapter 13, Foundations of Control; Chapter 14, Operations Management

Week 9: Case Discussions; Review Part IV, V; 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 2005-2006 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 "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.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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