MG 365 Organizational Behavior
S2OO 2009 WO
Richards, Matthew A.
M.A. Management and Human Resource DevelopmentB.S. Business and ManagementB.A. Criminal Justice Administration
Room 2655, Lincoln Hall, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Office: 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Home: 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M
Home: (573) 759-2938 Cell: (573) 263-8557
16 March to 8 May
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Hersey, Blanchard, and Johnson, Management of Organizational Behavior 9th Edition, New York, NY: Prentice-Hall Publishers, 2008, ISBN: 10: 01311441396 and ISBN: 13: 9780131441392.
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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, preparation of a research paper and practical exercises. This will require students to prepare oral and 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
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 365. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: A. Individual Participation (individual/group exercises, projects, case studies, discussion, and attendance). B. Research Paper. (Typed in APA format). C. Presentation of Research Paper. D. Mid-Term Examination. E. Final Examination.
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.
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: Week 1/19 Mar: Course Introduction, Chapter 1: Management: An Applied Behavioral Sciences Approach, Chapter 2: Motivation and Behavior, Group Exercises/Case Studies. Week 2/26 Mar: Chapter 3: Motivating, Chapter 4: Leadership: An Initial Perspective, Chapter 5: Leadership: Situational Approaches, Group Exercises/Case Studies. Week 3/2 Apr: Chapter 6: Determining Effectiveness, Chapter 7: Situational Leadership, Chapter 8: Situational Leadership, Perception, and the Impact of Power, Group Exercises/Case Studies. Week 4/9 Apr: Chapter 9: Situational Leadership: Training and Development, Chapter 10: The Situational Leader and Constructive Discipline, Group Exercises/Case Studies, Take-Home Mid-Term Exam. Week 5/16 Apr: Chapter 11: Building Effective Relationships, Chapter 12: Effective Communication, Chapter 13: Leading Effective Teams, Group Exercises/Case Studies Mid-Term Exam Due. Week 6/23 Apr: Chapter 14: Implementing Situational Leadership: Managing People to Perform, Chapter 15: Implementing Situational Leadership: Building Commitments, Chapter 16: Synthesizing Management Theory: Integrating Situational Leadership with the Classics, Group Exercises/Case Studies. Week 7/30 Apr: Group Exercises/Case Studies, Presentations if Prepared. Week 8/7 May: Individual Projects/Presentations Due, Final Exam. "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed note 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: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.
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