MG101 Introduction to Management

for U1RR 2007

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


U1RR 2007 MT


Silver, Eric L.


Adjunct Professor


MBA, William Carey College
BS, Wayland Baptist University
AAS, Community College of the Air Force

Daytime Phone

(228) 547-3592 cell


Semester Dates

28 May - 22 July 2007

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours


Required Fundamentals of Management, Edition: 5TH 05 Robbins, Stephen P. / De Cenzo, David A.  ISBN#: 0131487361

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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:

Provide an interactive learning environment conducive for critical thinking and the exchange of ideas.  Maximizing the use of multiple tools to include textbooks, lectures, videos and class discussions.

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:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG101. This exam is worth at least 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

 This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

 No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.

Class Assessment:
Chapter assignments (written and oral), Participation, Mid-Term and Final Presentation.


Exam 1 (100 points)..........................................................20% of Final Grade

Final Exam (125 points).....................................................25% of Final Grade

Group Presentation (125 points).........................................25% of Final Grade

Case Study (75 points)......................................................15% of Final Grade

Class Participation (75 points)...........................................15% of Final Grade

Total:  500 points; 100%

Grading Scale:  460-500 points; 92-100%......A

                         415-459 points; 83-91%........B

                         370-414 points; 74-82%........C

                         325-369 points; 65-73%........D

                         Less than 325 points/65%.......F

The Mid-Term Exam will cover chapters one through seven plus any additional material covered in class. 
Group Presentations will consist of your interpretation of knowledge gained throughout the course.
The final exam will be a comprehensive final covering the learning outcomes to be consistent with the core learning outcomes and must be passed with a score greater than 60% or better, regardless of any previous course work.  The comprehensive final is not a take home exam. The comprehenisive final is not open book or open note.

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments submitted late will not be accepted without penalty.  The late submission will receive a lower percentage grade.  Excused absences will excuse assignment deadlines until the following class. Mid-term and Final Exams must be taken during the week they are scheduled.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Attend class and be on time.  Be prepared for class--read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings, cases, and problems.  Participate in classroom discussions--this is a very important part of a college education.  Be prepared for examinations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Chapter 1, Managers & Management; History Module; Chapter 2, Management Environment  


Week 2: Chapter 3, Foundations of Planning; Foundations of Decision Making; Quantitative Module  


Week 3: Chapter 5, Basic Organizational Designs; Chapter 6, Staffing and HRM  


Week 4: Career Module; Chapter 7, Managing Change, Stress, Innovation; Review Part I, II, III  


Week 5: Mid-Term Exam; Chapter 8, Foundations of Individual & Group Behavior  


Week 6: Chapter 9/10; Group Presentations  


Week 7: Chapter 11/12; Group Presentations  


Week 8: Chapter 13/14; Final Exam; Case Discussions  


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.

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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