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MG 352 Principles of Management
Molina, Joseph G.


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 352 Principles of Management

Semester

S1T 2007 DLO

Faculty

Molina, Joseph G.

Title

Senior Faculty

Office Location

On-line

Office Hours

On-Line

E-Mail

joseph.molina@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 15, 2007 to March 11, 2007

Class Days

On-line

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Text: Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005, 11th    Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN: 0-07-293593-6

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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. 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.

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
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
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.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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:

Education should be collaborative endeavor between students and the instructor. Students are empowered to learn through their active participation in course activities. The instructor facilitates the learning process through lectures, homework assignments, case study projects and interaction with students in the class discussion boards.

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. 1. Compare and contrast planning, operations, and strategic management
  2. 2. List ways to motivate employees
  3. 3. Describe ways to develop employees and managers
  4. 4. Define organizing for work and organizational structure
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:

Graded Activities Breakdown:

1. Discussion: 140 total broken down as follows:

 Summary  --  Discussion (one's well researched and referenced response), during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 The well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspaper or other sources used in the formulation of your response. 
 
 Peer Reviews  -- (one's peer reviews on two other student responses)
during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 by commenting on your other classmates' postings will be completed by posting two peer review responses not later then 12 Midnight EST (9pm Pacific Time). Peer responses should be something more than "nice post".

2. Research Paper:
50 points (week seven)

3. Lecture Assignment:
20 points per week = 160 points total (2 peer reviews requiered)

4. Quiz(one each week): 175 points total

5. Mid-Term Examination: 50 points (week four)
 
6. Groupwork: 50 Points (week 5)
 
7. Final Examination (Core Assessment - Case)= 200Points (24%) (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.  Additionally, the final examination must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher.  The comprehensive final is not a take-home test; although, read aheads or reviews may be provided. The comprehensive final is a proctored closed book and closed notes exam.

Grading:

Week              1      2     3        4      5      6      7      8            Total Points        

Discussion       20   20    20     20    ---     20    20     20             140   17%

Lecture            20   20    20     20     20     20  20      20            160    20%

Quiz               13   26    26     20     26     24     24    16            175    21%

Mid-Term                               50                                              50     6.%

Research                                                         50                   50      6.%
GroupWork                                    50                                      50     6%

Final Exam                                                              200         200     24.%

Total Course Points                                                  825                   100%

 

 Overall Course Grading Scale:

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
60 and below is a failing grade

Grading Rubrics/Criteria: The rubric can be accessed under "Course Home". Although a separate topic under "Course Home", the rubric is considered an integral part of the overall syllabus.

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 assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. No late assignents will be graded, unless pre-approved by Instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Late assignments, if accepted, will be reduced at least one letter grade. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, 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 will be viewable 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": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.   Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction, Movement, and Communication Skills Week 2: Decision Making, International Business, and Responsibilities Week 3: Planning, Strategic and Operations Management Week 4: Organizing Work, Structure and Developing Teams Week 5: Staffing, Employee Developing and Motivation Week 6: Leadership, and Managing Conflict, Stress, Change, and Culture Week 7: Controlling, Appraising and Rewarding Performance Week 8: Operations Control.

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 .

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Last Updated:1/1/2007 12:05:42 PM