MG352 Principles of Management

for F1D 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1D 2008 DA


Quigley, Sylvia R.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science - Management
Master in Business Administration

Office Location

355 MSS/DPE 5260 Granite Street Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ 85707-3009

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



 Leslie W. Rue and Lloyd L. Byars (2007). Management Skills and Application (12th ed.)

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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 relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is to facilitate an interactive learning environment based on readings, videos, lectures, assignments, examinations, and research. All students are encouraged to bring real world experiences to class for discussion and application of topics covered. Student analysis and decision making skills will be utilized in class work. The course presents the key principles used in managing an organization: decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, operations, organizing, teams, staffing, development, motivation, leadership, conflict, controlling, rewarding and managing change.

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:
Examinations, review questions and weekly assignments, quizzes, presentations, case analysis


Grades in MG 352 will be determined as follows:
Attendance and Participation 16 x 5                                                 80 points
Weekly Assignments (review questions,cases, articles)                    140 points
Presentations                                                                                  100 points
Quizzes (5 x 16)                                                                              80 points
Mid-term Exam                                                                              100 points
Final Exam                                                                                     300 points
*Core Objective Assessment                                                         200 points
TOTAL                                                                                           1,000 points
* Core objective case will be written in class and is 20% of the final grade as mandated by Park University
Final Grades will be determined by the number of points earned:
A   900-1,000
B   800-899
C   700-799
D   600-699
Fewer than 600 points is a failing grade of 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 assignments will receive a minimum 10 percent point deduction. Late submissions will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. All assignments are due by class start time of 7:30 p.m. on the due date of the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to arrive on time and return punctually from all breaks. Students are expected to remain until class ends to maximize participation points. All students are expected to be prepared for class discussion, presentations, and exams and to provide a positive, professional learning environment. Mutual respect and common courtesy will be the behavioral standard.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

An addendum to the assignments and a schedule of specific assignments for each class meeting will be handed out at the first night of class.
Aug 18 Introduction to MG 352
Introductions, syllabus review, Chapter 1
Aug 20
Management Movement
Communication Skills
Chapters 2 and 3
Aug  25  Decision Making Chapter 4
Aug 27
International Business and
Ethical,Social,Legal Responsibilities of Management
Chapters 5 and 6
Sep 1 Planning Function Chapter 7 and 9
Sep 3 Organizing Function Chapters 9 and 10
Sep 8 MID TERM EXAM Chapter 11(start)
Sep 10 Work Groups, Teams Chapter 11 and 12
Sep 15 Staffing, Developing Employees Chapters 12 and 13
Sep 17 Developing & Motivating Employees Chapters 14 and 15
Sep 22 Leadership Skills and Conflict Chapters 15 and 16
Sep 24 Managing Change Chapter 17
Sep 29 Operations Control Chapter 20 and 18
Oct 1


Oct 6 Controlling Function Chapters 18 and 19

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

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