MG352 Principles of Management

for U1LL 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


U1LL 2009 LR


Barnes, Nicole L.


Adjunct Faculty


MBA - Strategic Management from Davenport University
BA - Business Administration from Philander Smith College

Office Location

I am available to assist you before and after class, evenings and most weekends. Please contact me at the phone number provided if you need assistance.

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Semester Dates

May 25, 2009 - July 19, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours


13th  Edition, Management Skills and Application, Leslie W. Rue and Lloyd L. Byars

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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 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, group discussions, case studies, examinations, and term paper. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as investigative learning to encourage the lively exploration of this class in Management.

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 instruments will consist of case studies,  two examinations, term paper and class participation. In order to facilitate class discussion, you are responsible for completing the reading assignments and homework assignments prior to class meetings.  


Homework 150 pts.
Mid - Term 200 pts.

Leadership Project:

Paper (200 points)
Presentation (150 points)                                  
350 pts.
Final Exam        300 pts.

 Total Possible Points                                                                     1000
Letter Grades
Points                      Grade
1000 - 900                 A
899 - 799                   B
798 - 698                   C
697- 596                    D
595 - 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:
If you have an excused absence, and you turn in your work at the beginning of the next class, there will not be any penalty incurred. All other late work will not be accepted. Prior coordination and communication is KEY!

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Be on time.....if life happens, be in touch
Be respectful to others
Be prepared for every class
Be assertive in discussions
Disagree productively and professionally....allow yourself to be influenced (keep an open mind)
Be in every class unless the absence has been coordinated

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1- Syllabus, Introduction and Chapter(s) 1, 2 and 3
Week 2 - Chapter(s) 4, 5 and 6
Week 3 - Chapter(s) 7, 8 and 9
Week 4 - Chapter(s) 10, Review for Mid Term (Tuesday)  and Mid -Term (Thursday)
Week 5 - Chapter(s) 11, 12, 13 and 14
Week 6 - Chapters(s) 15, 16, 17 and 18
Week 7 - Chapter(s) 19 and 20 and Review for the Final Exam (Tuesday) and Presentations Thursday
Week 8 - Presentations and Review for Final Exam (Tuesday) and Final Exam (Thursday)
****Subject to change

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:
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