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MG 352 Principles of Management
Kinsman, David W.


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

F1OO 2008 WO

Faculty

Kinsman, David W.

Degrees/Certificates

M.A.O.M.

Daytime Phone

(573) 337-0237

Other Phone

(417) 458-1323

E-Mail

dkinsman@park.edu

eaglecresthomes@gmail.com

Class Days

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Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Kreitner. Management. 10th edition, Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western, 2004. ISBN: 0618607722.

 

Additional Resources:
Instructor will provide

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/.


Course Description:
MG352 Principles of Management (MLL): Examines the functions, activities and principles of leadership in business and other institutions. Philosophy, history, current practice and issues in leasing, planning organizing, and controlling organizations such as communication, motivation and interpersonal realations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, involve me and I’ll understand. The instructor will engage each student in classroom discussion via lecture, individual and group case study work. This will require students to prepare written responses and brief the entire class on their findings. These requirements will provide the student with real world experience in problem solving, decision-making, public speaking, and written communications all of which are major challenges in the business arena.

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:
 The course will consist of lecture, discussion, two examinations, and three case studies. Maximum student participation is required. 

A.     Lecture
B.     Writing Assignments (3 case studies)
C.     Individual Presentations (in-class exercises and case studies)
D.     Group Presentations (in-class exercises)
E.      Mid-Term Examination
F.      Individual Participation (individual/group exercises and discussion)
G.     Final Examination

Grading:

Class Participation                    10% or 100 points
Case Studies                            15% or 50 points each (150 pts)
Mid-Term Examination             35% or 350 points
Final Examination                     40% or 400 points

TOTAL                                     100% or 1000 points

GRADING SCALE:

A       90 - 100%

B       80 -   89%

C       70 -   79%

D       60 -   69%

F - Below    60%

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:
Students are expected to read weekly text assignments (prior to class), participate in class activities/discussions, and prepare three written case studies. Case studies turned in more than one week late will have 10 points deducted for each week they are late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Although healthy debate is encouraged, students must respect others opinions by allowing everyone to speak without interruption. Students are encouraged to ask questions and expected to participate in discussions and group exercises. Class breaks will be taken as directed by the instructor, however, students may excuse themselves at anytime between for legitimate purposes such as using the restroom. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
SESSION     SUBJECT                                                  READING ASSIGNMENT

Week 1       Introduction                                                 Chapters 1 and 2

                                    Lecture on Managing the New Workplace, Challenges Facing Today’s Managers, Historical

                                    Perspectives, the Environment And Corporate Culture

Week 2        Lecture on Managing in a Global                     Chapters 3 and 4

                                    Environment, Managerial Ethics, And Corporate Social Responsibility                          

Week 3        Lecture on Organizational Planning                 Chapters 5 and 6

                                    And Managerial Decision Making Review for Mid-Term (Chapters 1-6)

                                    FIRST CASE STUDY DUE

Week 4          Lecture on Fundamentals of                          Chapters 7 and 8

Organizing, Change, and Development  Mid-Term Examination (Chapters 1-6)

Week 5          Lecture on Human Resource Management      Chapters 9 and 10

                                    And Managing Diverse Employees

                                    SECOND CASE STUDY DUE

Week 6          Lecture on Foundations of Behavior,              Chapters 11, 12, 13

Leadership and Motivation in Organizations

Week 7         Lecture on Communications, Teamwork          Chapters 14, 15, 16

                                    And Controlling Review for Final Exam (Chapters 7-16)

                                    THIRD CASE STUDY DUE

Week 8           FINAL EXAMINATION                               Chapters 7-16

(CHAPTERS 7-16)

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
The student is expected to be at each class meeting and on time.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (TDY, illness) will be excused but the student is responsible to make up the work.  The student must contact the instructor or the Park University – FTLW office prior to missing a class.  If the office is closed, please leave a detailed message on the answering machine or call the instructor at his office or home.  Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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

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 .
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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:  www.park.edu/disability.

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