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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Gresdo, Dennis J.


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Central Michigan University; MA
University of Southern California; MA
CourseMG 101 Introduction to Management
SemesterF2F2004
FacultyGresdo, Dennis J.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/Certificates
Office LocationFort Myer, Virginia
Office HoursBy Appointment
Daytime Phone703.440.5962
Other Phone703.612.2513
E-Maildennis.gresdo@park.edu
gresdod@aol.com
Semester Dates18 October - 18 December, 2004
Class DaysTBA
Class TimeTBA
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Dubrin, Andrew J.; Essentials of Management,South-Western Publishing Company, 2003; 6th Edition.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 enviroments 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. Explain the similarities and differences in "leadership" and "management".

Course Assessment:
Students are required to read all course material prior to class to facilitate class discussions. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions. Case studies at the conclusion of each chapter will be assigned and students will be expected to fully participate and this will form the basis for a portion of the final grade. Students will also be required to prepare a typewritten case(backgroun.comments and solution) for one comprehensive case problem at the end of each chapter.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-Term...............35%
Final Exam.............35%
Comprehensive Cases....15%
Class Participation....15%

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
93 - 100......A
80 - 89.......B
70 - 79.......C
60 - 69.......D
Below 60......F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework is due when specified. Late assignments may be submitted in the event of an excused absence withprior notification to the instructor. Other mitigating factors may also be taken into account.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Behavior contrary to the facilitation of a learning environment will not be tolerated. Students are expected to be respectful of the rights and views of others.Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to attend all classes and to be on time. Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and apply the information during class discussions. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with notification for an absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Chapters 1,2,3.
"Introduction To Management"
Case Problem Assignments. 
Meeting - 2Chapters 4, 5,6,7.
"Planning"
Case Problem Assignments. 
Meeting - 3Chapters 8,9,10.
"Organizing"
Mid-Term Review
Case Problem Assignments.
Prepare For Mid-Term
 
Meeting - 4Chapters 1 - 10Prepare for Chapters 11,12,13.Mid - Term Exam
Meeting - 5Chapters 11, 12, 13
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Case Problem Assignments 
Meeting - 6Chapters 14, 15.Case problem Assignments 
Meeting - 7Chapter 16 & 17.
Comprehensive Course Review
Prepare for Final Exam. 
Meeting - 8Chapters 11 - 17. Review for final exam. Meeting 9 Complete Comprehensive Cases; 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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, however missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Unexcused absences may carry further penalties. Students receiving Military tuition Assistance or VA educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. to receive credit for attendance requires that the student arrive to class on time and remain present for the duration of the class.

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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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