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MG 352 Principles of Management
Wright, Angela D.


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

S2AA 2009 LC

Faculty

Wright, Angela D.

Title

Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Academic Director

Degrees/Certificates

BS Management/Human Resources
MS Human Resources
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/Administrator and Assessment

Office Hours

Wednesday 1600-1730 hours

Daytime Phone

21521-3874

Other Phone

210-260-7421

E-Mail

angela.wright@park.edu

Semester Dates

Mar 16 - May 10, 2009

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management Skills and Application 13th Edition, Leslie W. Rue and Lloyed I. Byars; McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 0073381500

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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 for students to interact and exchange ideas in support of the lecture and assigned reading.  Measurement of knowledge and application of material taught will be through class participation, term paper, quizzes, midterm exam and comprehensive final exam.

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 will read all material prior to coming to class and be prepared to participate in class discussion and answer questions.  Each student will be required to accomplish a research project, quizzes, midterm exam and comprehensive final exams.

Grading:
 Midterm exam = 100 points/25% of grade

Comprehensive Final Exam = 120 points/30% of grade

Quizzes = 60 points total (20 points each)/15% of grade

Research Project = 40 points/10% of grade

Presentation = 10 points/2.5%

Class Participation = 70 points**(Excluding class nights when the Midterm and Comprehensive Exams will be given) five (5) points per class night/17.5% of grade

   1. Breakdown of Class Participation Points

      a. Class Attendance = 2 1/2 points

      b. Participation = 2 1/2 points

Grading of class participation will be determined by a student actively participating in discussions (expressing their viewpoint, and giving examples) and being prepared to answer and discuss the reading.

**Unexcused absences will result in a deduction of five (5) participation points for the class that is missed.

360-400 = A

320-359 = B

280-319 = C

240-279 = D

239 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:

Late submission as a result of an UNEXCUSED absence:

Quiz will be lowered by five (5) points

Exam will be lowered by 10 points

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes, to include those that are rescheduled (if necessary).  You are expected to arrive on time and stay during the entire class.  The instructor will be notified in advance by phone (followed-up with an e-mail)  or by e-mail if you are unable to attend class.  Five class participation points will be deducted for unexcused absences.  More than three (3) unexcused absences are deemed excessive and will result in an Involuntary Withdrawal and a failing grade.  Make-up exams are permitted only for excused absences.  Excused absences will be supported by documentation, i.e. TDY orders, Doctor's note.  Cell phones will be turned off during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Week Assignment Remarks

Week 1

Read Chapters 1 - 3 Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 2 Read Chapters 4, 7 & 8 and a Quiz Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 3 Read Chapters 9 - 11 Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 4 Read Chapter 12 and Midterm Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 5 Read Chapters 13 -15 Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 6 Read Chapters 16 - 18 and a Quiz Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 7 Read Chapters 19 & 20, Review and Presentations Research Project Due.  Case Study and Discussion Questions
Week 8 Comprehensive Final Exam Case Study and Discussion Questions

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.

  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 .

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