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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Mead, Robert M.,, Jr.


Mission Statement: 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 learning while serving a global community.

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

Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

S1T 2007 DLB

Faculty

Mead, Robert M.,, Jr.

Title

Senior Online Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MS Strategic Intelligence
BS Occupational Education (Business Management)

Office Location

San Angelo, Texas

Office Hours

1800-2100

Daytime Phone

325-654-3901

Other Phone

325-651-6581

E-Mail

robert.mead@park.edu

txasylum@cox.net

Semester Dates

15 Jan - 11 Mar 07

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Fundamentals of Management, 5th ed., by Robbins and DeCenzo

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
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Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
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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:
You may email me anytime on your personal academic situation or any questions or comments concerning the course or course content. Late work will only be accepted for bona fide emergencies. Potential credit for late work is explained under the grading policy in this syllabus. Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

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:

Test and Case Study

Class Assessment:
Weekly discussion topics, peer reviews, homework assignments, one research paper, midterm, and final exam. Weeks 1-4, read chapters 1-7, answer assigned chapter questions, take the midterm exam. Weeks 5-8, read chapters 8-14, answer assigned chapter questions, complete a paper or case study, take the final exam.

Grading:

My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you better understand management. You will be able to track your progress exactly throughout the course by reviewing the gradebook located at the top of each page. Grading is based on completing weekly reading assignments, completing weekly discussion questions and comments, completing one skill study assignment or a paper on Total Quality Management (TQM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Business Process Re Engineering (BPR) in week 7 and completing a mid-term and final examination in week 4 and week 8 respectively.

General Evaluative Criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.

Midterm Examination = 22 points or 22%. Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.

Final Examination = 30 points or 30%.  Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.   The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.   A minimum score of 60% must be achieved on the final exam to pass the course.

Discussion Questions = 28 points or 28%.   Responses are graded on a pass/fail basis. A passing grade will answer the question in a brief and grammatically correct manner.

Comments on Responses = 7 points or 7%.  Each comment will agree, disagree or bring out additional points in a constructive manner with rationale.

Response to a Skills Situation (located at the end of each chapter) or Research Paper = 10 points or 10%.  A skill response will answer each question based on the text and slide presentation content.  A paper will define the topic, explain a way to implement it and provide references.  A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct.

Pop Quiz = 3 points or 3%.  Each question is correct or incorrect.

Course Total = 100 points or 100%.

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:
Late work because of an emergency will only be accepted by approval of the Instructor and will be based on bona fide emergency situations. A 10% late penalty deduction may be taken from the earned score.

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:
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.


Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Distance Learning - Graduate," or "Distance Learning Internet," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in. 


Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance.  If you need contact information for your Campus Center, click here.


Online Tutoring Services - Park University has arranged for Online students to receive five hours of free access to Online tutoring and academic support through Smarthinking. If you would like Online tutoring, please contact me to receive their recommendation and information on how to access the Online tutoring.



Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.


Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275).  To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.


Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024.


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Last Updated:1/16/2007 4:12:11 PM