MG352 Principles of Management

for F2T 2006

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2T 2006 DLC


Preston, Ana M.


Adjunct Faculty


MBA - University of Phoenix
BBA - Cleveland State University

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Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007, 12th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars.   ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353014-7 or ISBN-10: 0-07-353014-X


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Course Description:
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

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare and contrast planning, operations, and strategic management
  2. List ways to motivate employees
  3. Describe ways to develop employees and managers
  4. Describe ways to develop employees and managers
Core Assessment:

The assessment device is acomprehensive case that is written in class during week 13 of sixteen 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:

Weekly Discussions and weekly quizzes
Group Assignment

Case Study 
Final Exam
Research Project



1. Discussion: = 21% of final grade - total broken down as follows:

Discussion - worth 2 points each (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.

Discussion, worth 1 point each (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provide it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than “I agree” or "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.

2. Group work, during week 5, worth 3 points will represent 3% of final grade and total points for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted by
midnight on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = worth 2 points each and 2% per week for correct answers = 16 % of final grade

4. Mid-Term Examination = worth 10 points and 10% of final grade (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = worth 25 points and 25% of final grade (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination= worth 25 points and 25% of final grade (Week eight, proctored) A proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.  The comprehensive final is not a take-home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed note exam.  For all online courses, students must pass the final exam with 60% (15 points) or better to pass the course.


Discussion 21%  - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 - 3 pts ea – total of 21 pts
Group Work 3%  - Week 5 – 3 points
Quiz 16%  - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 – 2 points ea – total of 16 points
Mid-Term Exam 10%  - Week 4  - 10 points
Research Paper 25%  - Week 7 – 25 points
Final Exam 25%  - Week 8 – 25 points


TOTAL Possible points – 100 points

90 – 100 = Grade A

80 – 89   = Grade B

70 – 79   = Grade C

60 – 69   = Grade D

Below 60 is Failing Grade


Submission of Course Materials:  A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am CST and Sunday at 11:59 PM CST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.  When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be submitted in Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Students departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences approved by the instructor are to complete assignments prior to departure.

In the case of bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member, students should fax a doctor's statement with phone number to the instructor if additional assignment time is required.


Technical Difficulties:  If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The majority of our communications will be Online.  Everyone is entitled and encouraged to share their ideas and opinions with the class.  However, please remember to remain courteous, tactful and professional in your submission. 


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See Key Dates Attachment

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.
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 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: .

APA Template - To be used for Research Paper


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Last Updated:10/11/2006 12:43:09 PM