MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1B 2008 BL


Gloria G. Flores


Senior Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Fort Bliss, TX

Office Hours

8-5 M-F

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Semester Dates

August 4 – September 24, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM



Credit Hours


Management, Kreitner, Robert, 10TH 07, Houghton Mifflin Co.

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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 goal for this course is to examine the principles of management to include: ethics, the global environment, goal setting and planning and decision making. We will consider the aspects of change and development within organizations and the behavior of organizational members. Motivation, teamwork and communication will be emphasized. We will also address the issues of diversity, productivity and quality control. The course is designed as instructor to student discussion, student to student discussion and group discussion.

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 a comprehensive 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.
A CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive 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. 

Class Assessment:

Students are expected to read chapters prior to class meetings. Each student will submit a five-page written APA paper on some aspect of management, incorporating their work or personal experience. Students will also conduct an oral presentation on the same topic as the written paper. A comprehensive case will be written during week seven. The final is a closed book/note exam and is not a take-home final. The syllabus is subject to change; any changes will be announced in advance to allow the student proper preparation time.


Percentages                                              Grading
25% - Mid Term Exam (25 points)          A = 100 - 90 
30% - Final Exam (30 points)                  B = 80 –89
10% - Oral Presentation (10 points)        C = 70 –79
10% - Term Paper (10 points)                 D = 60 –69                                 
25% - Case Study (25 points)                  F = 0 - 59
100%     -    100 points

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”. Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade. Non attribution policy is in effect for all class meetings.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 –Mon –Aug 4 –Course Introduction & Overview & Chapter 1
Wed – Aug 6 –Chapters 2 & 3

Week 2 –Mon – Aug 11 - Chapters 4 & 5
Wed – Aug 13  –Chapters 6 & 7

Week 3 –Mon – Aug 18  –Chapters 8 & 9
Wed – Aug 20 –Chapter 10 & Mid Term Exam Review

Week 4 –Mon – Aug 25   –Mid Term Exam
Wed – Aug 27 –Review of Mid Term, Chapters 11 & 12

Week 5 –Mon – Sept 1  –Chapters 13, 14 & 15
Wed – Sept 3 –Chapters 16 & 17

Week 6 –Mon – Sept 8 –Student Presentations
Wed – Sept 10 –Student Presentations

Week 7 –Mon - Sept 15 –Student Presentations
Wed – Sept 17 –Student Presentations, Case Study and Final Exam Review

Week 8 –Mon – Sept 22 –Final Exam
Wed – Sept 24 –Review of Final Exam & Course Summary

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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