MG352 Principles of Management

for S2F 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S2F 2009 MY


Bergmeister, Francis


Adjunct Faculty


MS, University of Southern California
MS, American College   MA, Georgetown University
BS, Wharton School  Univeristy of Pennsylvania

Office Location


Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

March 19, 2009 - May 14, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours



Rue, Leslie W., and Byars, Lloyd L., Management Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill-Irwin; 12 Edition.


Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Additional Resources:

1. Bennis, Warren, and Biederman, and Patricia Ward; Organizing Genius, Addison-Wesley, USA, 1999

2. Additional handouts and resources provided by instructor.

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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 interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, webistes and writings. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions

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:

Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following:

* Quizzes

* Mid-term examination

* Comprehensive Final Examination. This exam will be closed book, and not a take home examination.

* Case Analysis



The final course grade will be determined by the following criteria:

* Attendance          5%        50 Points

* Case Analysis     20%     200 Points

* Mid-Term Exam 25%       250 Points

* Quizzes:              10%     100 Points

* Final Exam          30%     300 Points

* Participation        10%     100 Points

                             _____    ________

                              100%    1000 Points

Final Course Grading Scale:

 * 93-100 = A

 * 85- 92  = B

 * 77-84   = C

 * 69-76   = D

 * 69 and below = F

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:
Only extraordinary circumstances warrant a student's being allowed to make a missed examination or class presentation. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor before the scheduled exam or presentation by the end of the first working day after the day of the missed exam to request permission to take a make-up exam. In the process of determining whether a make-up exam or presentation should be allowed, the burden of proof is on the student. A student who is denied permission to take a make-up exam may appeal immediately to the Academic Director of Resident Center Administrator. The appeal must be made by the end of the first working day after the day of the denial. The appeal will be forwarded immediately to the Assistant Vice President for Extended Learning whose decision will be final.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will not engage in demeaning behavior of any sort during class or during classroom breaks. 

* Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.

* Students are expected to attended all classes and be on time.

* Student are required to read all material prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities and exercises.

* Students are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.

* Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

* Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Meeting           Class Activities                                        Assignments

Meeting 1                  Review Course Requirement                   Chapters 1&2

Meeting 2                  Discussion  Chapters 3,4,&5                    Chapters 3,4,&5 

Meeting 3                  Discussion Chapters 6,7,8                      Chapters 6,7,&8

Meeting 4                  Discussion Chapters 9&10                       Chapters 9&10

                                  Review for Mid-Term

Meeting 5                  Review for Mid-Term                                Mid-Term

                                 Discussion Chapter 11                             Chapter 11

Meeting 6                  Discussion Chapters 12&13                     Chapters 12&13

                                 Review Mid-Term

Meeting 7                  Discussion Chapters14, 15 & 16              Chapters 14,15,&16

Meeting 8                  Discussion Chapters  17,18& 19              Chapter 17,18,&19

                                 Review for Final Examination

Meeting 9                  Final Exam & Case Analysis


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

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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