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MG 352 Principles of Management
Council, Linda M.


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

U1T 2007 DLH

Faculty

Council, Linda M.

Title

Adjunct Online Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

ABD (All but Dissertation-PhD) Higher Education Leadership
MBA Health Care Management
BS Psychology

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

As needed basis

Daytime Phone

601-914- 0913

E-Mail

linda.council@pirate.park.edu

mcouncil@c-gate.net

Semester Dates

4 June - 29 July 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

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

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator will engage the student to delve into the concepts covered in the text by Rue and Byars.  The skills will be explored from first hand experience in order to fulfull the concepts that are covered in the weekly lectures, discussions and quizzes.  At the end of the eight weeks the student will reflect on what they have accomplished during the term by analysis a case assignment for the final exam that will put class knowledge into real life situations.

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:

1. Discussion: = 21% total broken down as follows:

Discussion - (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, (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 provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.

2. Groupwork, during week 5, will represent 3% 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 = 2% per week for correct answers = 16 %

4. Mid-Term Examination =10% (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = 25% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination (Core Assessment - Case)= 20% (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:

Grading:
 

Discussion         210 points   (21%)     - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Groupwork           30 points    (3%)     - Week 5
Quiz                    160 points  (16%)    - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Mid-Term Exam   100 points  (10%)    - Week 4
Research Paper  300 points  (25%)    - Week 7
Final Exam          200 points  (25%)    - Week 8

Total Points        1000 points (100%)

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.

 
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.

 Proctored final examination - A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Web Site.

Other Information on proctored exams:

  • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 4th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
  • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor based on University policy.
  • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

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:

Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

It is expected that students will treat one another with dignity and respect within the online course environment.  Although there may differing opinions or points of view, it is necessary to adhere to appropriate online netiquette and professionalism.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

MG 352 Principles of Management

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:5/17/2007 11:08:12 PM