MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1FF 2008 FA


Burrill, Lanny


Assistant Professor


BS  Military Science, USAFA
MS  Management,Troy State University

Office Location

Ed Center Classroom  TBD

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday 2 - 5:00 PM

Daytime Phone

838 4293

Other Phone

244 2020  Message only


Semester Dates

August 18 - October 12, 2008

Class Days

Monday - Wednesday

Class Time

1700 - 1940 PM



Credit Hours



Rue, Leslie, W. and Lloyd L. Byars, Management: Skills and Application, 12th Ed., McGraw-Hill, Irwin, Boston, 2007.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Collins, Jim, "Good to Great" Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2001.
Buckingham, Marcus and Curt Coffman, First Break All the Rules, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1999
Students are encouraged to add these two books to their library.  They may choose to check the books out from the library or (if available) use audio CDs.

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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:

:  My goal is to provide students with the information about and experience with management needed to effectively use management tools in their chosen profession or other endeavors.  The class will be taught using a combination of lecture, demonstration, and discussion concerning the material contained in the text.  In addition a large part of the course will be dedicated to the application of the material learned to case studies and to the organizations where the students are involved.  Students are encouraged to work together and critique each other in the preparation of their cases and reports.  In order to encourage improved writing and oral skills in all students, all case studies and reports will be presented both orally and written.  Applying these new skills to “real life” is important to remembering and using these new skills; therefore, a management study report, also written and oral, will be prepared concerning an organization the student is familiar with.  The key to this report is to determine what management processes and steps the organization is employing, and to critique that effort based on the material from the course.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate their own organizations with regards to each of the core learning objectives listed above.
  2. Define diversity and evaluate their organizations' policies.
  3. Develop and apply communications skills by presenting written and oral cases and reports.
  4. Evaluate recent and current events with regards to legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management using text information and lectures.
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 required to complete one “Course Report,” of the application of this course’s material to their chosen organization., plus two case studies, all quizzes, the core assessment casse, and the final exam.  The final exam (The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.).  The core assessment case is also closed book and closed notes.   Other Requirements:  Students must check their Pirate Mail and insure that Pirate Mail is forwarded to their regular email account.


The course will be graded based on the following allocation; Attendance & participation 5 points - 5%, , 2 to 4 quizzes 10 points total, 15%, Case Studies 40 points, 40% (10 for the each case & 20 for the core assessment case), Course Application report 15 points, 15%, Final Exam 30 points, 30%. Total of 100 points.  Total scores of 90 to 100 points/% will be considered an A.  80 to 89 will receive a B, 70 to 79 will receive a C, and 60 to 69 will receive a D.  Any score below 60 points/% will be failing. 

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:

Late work will be automatically deducted 10% or one letter grade for each week that it is late.  Getting permission from the instructor after you have failed to complete an assignment on time does not preclude this deduction.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A part of all assessment is the requirement to support and critique classmates presentations in a professional manner and be involved in classroom discussions with courtesy. 
If a student misses a class period where a quiz is given, the quiz will be made up taking a different quiz immediately before or immediately after the next class period.  If a student knows in advance of an absence, they should discuss the absence and quiz schedule ahead of time.  Students are to read the assigned material before class, and if unable to complete assignments should have questions prepared ahead of time. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK                            STUDY ASSIGNMENT                                            ASSIGNMENT TURN IN

ONE                   Syllabus & Part I; Ch 1, 2, 3, 4                               Sample Case: 1-1 (Instructor)

Two                   Ch 4, Pt. 2 & 3 Ch 5, 6, 7, 8                                     Students' first case

Three                 Pt 4 Ch 9,- 13                                                            Students' first case

Four                   Pt 5, Ch 14 - 17                                                         Students' second case
Five                    Pt 6 Ch 18-20                                                           Student's second case

Six                      Good to Great                                                          Make up and students' reports 
Seven                First Break All the Rules                                       Core Assessment and students' reports

Review                                                                     Student Reports and Final Exam.

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
Reports will be routinely "Googled" for the use of internet copies of reports.  

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
Please inform the instructor of pending or unscheduled TDY or other absences ASAP.  

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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