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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Flores, Gloria G.


Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX Fall I 2004
Course Title: Introduction to Management
Course Number: MG101
Instructor: Gloria G. Flores
Phone: 915-562-8450 (work)
Email: gflores@mexus.net
Term Dates: Fall I(F1B04) – August 3-September 23, 2004
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Resident Center: Fort Bliss, TX

Syllabus for Introduction to Management – MG101

I. Course Description: This course is an introduction to the basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. It will cover the roles of planning, organizing, leading and controlling with each of these categories having a set of systems and subsystems that interlock with each other.

II. Course Goal: The goal of this course is to challenge the student with a conceptual framework for understanding the basic functions of management. This is a basic management course and therefore will focus on developing the knowledge, skills and culture of effective management.

III. Learning Objectives: To provide an understanding of the basic functions of management in which students should accomplish the following:

A. List and describe the functions of management.
B. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
C. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, mid-level manager, and an executive.
D. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
E. Define the terms ‘effective’ and ‘efficient’.
F. Explain the similarities and differences in ‘leadership’ and ‘management’.

IV. Course Arrangements: This course is designed as an instructor to student and student to student discussion format. This will include lecture, discussion, case studies, student presentations and handouts.

V. Course Requirements: This course will focus on a discussion of topics from the text and work-related situations brought to class by students. Assigned readings will be completed prior to class to enable the student to participate in class discussion. Students are responsible for obtaining information and handouts presented during any absence.

VI. Course Textbook: Essentials of Management, 6th Edition, DuBrin, Andrew J. Thomson Learning, ISBN 0-324-11467-2.

VII. Class Meeting & Examination Schedule:

Week 1 – August 3, 2004 – Course Introduction & Overview
August 5, 2004 – Chapters 1 & 2

Week 2 – August 10, 2004 – Chapters 3 & 4
August 12, 2004 – Chapters 5 & 6

Week 3 – August 17, 2004 – Chapters 7 & 8
August 19, 2004 – Chapters 9 & 10

Week 4 – August 24, 2004 – Mid Term Exam Review
August 26, 2004 – Mid Term Exam

Week 5 – August 31, 2004 – Review of Mid Term, Chapters 11 & 12
September 2, 2004 – Student Presentations

Week 6 – September 7, 2004 – Chapters 13 & 14
September 9, 2004 – Student Presentations

Week 7 – September 14, 2004 – Chapters 15 & 16
September 16, 2004 – Student Presentations

Week 8 – September 21, 2004 – Student Presentations,
Final Exam Review
September 23, 2004 – Course Summary & Final Exam

VIII. Class Policy: Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time, being habitually late is not acceptable. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting, after three unexcused absences the grade will be lowered one letter grade, after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”. If students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade. Non attribution policy is in effect for all classes.

IX. Grading Policy and Percentages:

Grading Percentages
A = 90 – 100 30% - Mid Term Exam
B = 80 – 89 30% - Final Exam
C = 70 – 79 30% - Oral Presentation
D = 60 – 69 10% - Term Paper
F = 0 – 59