MG352 Principles of Management

for F1UU 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1UU 2008 CN


Clark, Gary B.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S., Mathematics
M.S., Management

Office Hours

Arrangements may be made to meet prior to or following class sessions.

Daytime Phone

(843) 218-6857


Semester Dates

August 18th, 2008 - October 12th, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:45 PM

Credit Hours


Management: Skills and Applications, twelfthedition.  Leslie W. Rue, Lloyd L. Byars.  New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2007.  ISBN: 0-07-353-014-X

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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 facilitator's eductional philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, reading, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideads, 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 is based on a combination of examinations, homework assignments, the core assessment, class participation and in-class activities.  The comprehensive final exam is not a take-home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.


Final Examination -          300 points (30%)
Mid-Term Examination - 200 points (20%)
Homework -                   200 points (20%)
Class Participation -        100 points (10%)
Core Assessment -          200 points (20%)
Total 1,000 points
90% and above = A
80% to 89% = B
70% to 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
Below 60% = 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 of assignments will be assessed a 10% grade reduction.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

After the first night of class, staudents are required to read all assigned material prior to class, and be prepared to discuss the concepts.  Students are expected to attend class and participate in class discussion and exercises.  Follow the tentative schedule and prepare to ask or answer questions over assignments at the beginning of each class.  Students should be aware that test scores are directly related to homework effort.  After a class session, students are expected to complete the homework assignement and turn it in at the beginning of the following class session.  There will be two examinations, based on the reading assignments and concepts covered in class and in the text.  There will be a core assessment comprehensive case.  Failure to complete the final exam will result in a grade of "F", regardless of any other work completed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The schedule below is an estimate of the topics to be covered in each session.
Aug 18 - Introduction and review of class meetings, attendance policies, class assignments, course expectations, and review of grading policies.  Chapter 1, Management in a Diverse Workplace
Aug 20 – Chapter 2, The Management Movement; Chapter 3, Developing Communication Skills

Aug 25 – Chapter 4, Decision-Making Skills; Chapter 5, International Business

Aug 27 – Chapter 5, International Business; Chapter 6, Ethical, Social and Legal Responsibilities of Management

Sep 1 – Chapter 7, The Basics of Planning and Strategic Management; Chapter 8, Operations Management and Planning

Sep 3 – Chapter 8, Operations Management and Planning; Chapter 9, Organizing Work

Sep 8 – Chapter 10, Organizing Structure; Review for Mid-Term Examination

Sep 10 – Mid-Term Examination, Chapters 1 - 10

Sep 15 – Chapter 11, Understanding Work Groups and Teams; Chapter 12, Staffing

Sep 17 – Chapter 12, Staffing; Chapter 13, Developing Employees and Managers

Sep 22 – Chapter 14, Motivating Employees; Chapter 15, Developing Leadership Skills

Sep 24 – Chapter 15, Developing Leadership Skills; Chapter 16, Managing Conflict and Stress

Sep 29 – Chapter 17, Managing Change and Culture; Chapter 18, Controlling

Oct 1 – Chapter 18, Controlling; Chapter 19, Appraising and Rewarding Performance

Oct 6 – Chapter 20, Operations Control; Review for Final Examination

Oct 8 – Final Examination, Chapters 1 - 20

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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