MG352 Principles of Management

for S1T 2007

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1T 2007 DLA


Chadwell, Sharon D.


Senior Instructor


M. A. - Human Resources Development, Webster University
M. B. A. - Webster University
Principal Certification - Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio


Semester Dates

15 Jan - 11 Mar, 2007

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours



Rue, Leslie W., & Byars, Lloyd, I. (2007). Management: Skills and Application (12th ed.). McGraw Hill/Irwin: New York.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
I will be linking other sources in the course's site.

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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

Educational Philosophy:

As an instructional facilitator, I believe that the learning environment should be one that supports the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions pertaining to the subject. This exploration will occur through the use of lectures, readings, team interactions, video streaming, research investigations, and class discussions. In essence, the classroom structure becomes one where learners become actively involved with content through the manipulation of materials and social interaction.

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.

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:

Examinations, quizzes, papers, weekly discussions, and team project.

***Special note about the final exam:  

The final examination must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher.  The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam This exam will represent the core assessment for this class and will be 45 points or 20% of your final grade.







Number of possible points


% of grade






Discussion Questions






**Minimum requirements is that you do two peer reviews by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8.








This is averaged between attendance and Discussion Question responses:




3=Exceeded expectations for the week, provided substantive responses, added depth and breath to discussion thread, provided appropriate references




2=Satisfactory, met the minimum requirements for attendance, provided good answers to the discussion thread




1=Needs for improvement, met the minimum requirements for attendance, however, Discussion question responses are weak




0= Poor attendance and discussion question participation










Team PowerPoint


39 points






Weekly Quizzes


36 points






Individual paper final product


56 points








22 points




via eCollege


Final exam


45 points




via Proctor


For all Online courses, the student must pass the final exam with 60% or better to pass the course.


Anti-plagiarism quiz


3 points




3 points = grades 90-100




2 points = grades 80 – 89




1 point   = grades 70-79




0 points = grades less than 70




Learning team individual participation score


4 points




Based on average of total team members' responses


Total possible points


225 points




Final grade based on 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%


202-225 points








180-201 points








158-179 points








135-157 points








Below 135 points








All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The syllabus is given out well in advance of the research and exam deadlines. Late submissions will automatically be graded 5 points less. No assignment will be accepted 1 week past the due date. No assignments will be accepted after the end of course, unless it is a pre-approved Incomplete.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to act in a professional manner. As well, each student is responsible for reading chapters prior to the class.


Ground rules for Online Communication and Participation:

  • General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.    
  • Online threaded discussions are public messages and all writings in this area can be viewed by the entire class or assigned group members.    
  • Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.    
  • Observation of "Netiquette": Your online communications needs to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course; therefore, what you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course-related questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:






INDIVIDUAL Assignments


TEAM Assignments





Chapter one - "Introduction to Management"
Chapter two - "The Management Movement"
Chapter three - "Developing Communication Skills"



Place a brief bio about yourself in the classroom newsgroup by Thursday of week 1.




Read PPT about Plagiarism and submit acknowledgement to dropbox


NLT Saturday of Week 2







Chapter four - "Decision-Making Skills"
Chapter five - "International Business"
Chapter six - "Legal, Ethical, and Social Responsibilities of Management"




Team members select a team leader. Coordinate the completion of the learning team contract and submit to dropbox NLT, Saturday of Week 2





Chapter seven - "The Basics of Planning and Strategic Management"
Chapter eight - "Operations Management and Planning"












Chapter nine - "Organizing Work"
Chapter ten - "Organizing Structure"
Chapter eleven - "Understanding Work Teams"











Chapter twelve - "Staffing"
Chapter thirteen - "Developing Employees and Managers"
Chapter fourteen - "Motivating Employees"



Each of you have been assign to an IPT A through E, with its own dedicated thread. By Sunday, Week 5, 11:59 p.m. CST: each individual group member will post at least two recommendations for a training and development service or a consultant. Together and formulated as a team, each A, B, C, D, and E IPT will decide on the best service or consultant and each IPT will use collaboration to answer the following questions.






Chapter fifteen - "Developing Leadership Skills"
Chapter sixteen - "Managing Conflict and Stress"
Chapter seventeen - "Managing Change and Culture"





Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of team's recommendation. Team leader, post to dropbox.





Chapter eighteen - "Controlling"
Chapter nineteen - "Appraising and Rewarding Performance"



Research paper due









Chapter twenty - "Operations Control"



Final exam


Learning Team evaluations due






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: .


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