MG101 Introduction to Management

for S2RR 2005

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Course Number: MG-101, Introduction to Management

Instructor: Alan Sobtzak
(H) 832-7925 (W) 828-4188
Education Office room 216
Office Hours, 8:00-5:00

Term & Dates: Springl II, March 27-May 21

Class Times: Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30-10:00 PM

Meeting Place: Building 2428

Prerequisite: None

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong leaning while serving a global community.

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Basic function of management with emphasis on behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy

To provide the students with the fundamental processes and functions of management. To provide an overview of various tools manager may use to accomplish organizational objectives. This class will provide the student a foundation in management studies that will enable them to pursue more advanced levels of management studies.

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 that 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. Explain the similarities and differences in “leadership” and ‘Management.
9. State facts about managers and management techniques, principles, and theories.
10. Apply facts to cases to explain management theory in practice.

Lecture, student discussions, examinations, case studies, and journal article discussions will be used to meet course objectives.

1. Students will read each chapter assignment and cases before the class session.
2. Each student will bring two management articles from the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, or other management related journal and be prepared to discuss in class.
3. Each student will be required to orally present two case studies from the end of a chapter.
4. Each student will write a resume and cover letter and turn in by the due date.
5. Each student will write a 2-3 page paper in response to #1 on page 350 of the text, what motivates me?
6. Each student will complete the mid-term and final examinations as scheduled. Any tests that cannot be completed as scheduled must b e coordinated with the instructor.

Robbins, Stephen P., “Fundamentals of Management,” Stephen P Robbins, David A. Decenzo. 5th ed. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper River, New Jersey, 2005

The following list of periodicals will be helpful as we go through this course and as you continue your management studies. The last two journals are outstanding if you are interested in an international career in management.

The Wall Street Journal
U.S. News & World Report
The Economist
The Academy of Management Journal
Harvard Business Review
Foreign Policy
Foreign Affairs

Week 1 Introduction, syllabus, chapter 1-2
Week 2 Chapter 3-4
Week 3 Chapter 5-6,
Week 4 Chapter 7, turn in resumes, review for mid term, mid term
Week 5 Chapter 8-9
Week 6 Chapter 10-11
Week 7 Chapter 12-13, paper due
Week 8 Chapter 14, review for final, final

Please refer to the Park College catalogue for school policies on attendance and academic honesty. These policies will be strictly enforced. Each student is expected to participate in discussions and class activities. Class participation will be reflected in your final grade for the class. Each student is responsible for all work required. Any late or missed work will need to be coordinated with the instructor in advance. Points will be deducted for late work. Three unexcused absences will be reported to school administration for disposition.

It is imperative that every college student is able to think critically, creatively, and independently as they participate in the academic process. The practice of submitting someone else’s work prohibits critical and independent thought and cheats the student of these critical skills. Your instructor or the school administration will not tolerate this practice. If the instructor determines that a student has been dishonest in submitting work, they will receive a grade of “F” and dropped from the course. The second violation results in expulsion from the school. School officials will be notified of actions taken against a student.

"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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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."

1. Attendance, Class Participation, and Contribution – 10%
2. Case Study and Articles - 10 %
3. Resume and Paper - 10% each
4. Mid – Term Exam – 30%
5. Final Exam – 30%
6. Total – 100%