MG 101 Introduction to Management
F1T 2008 DLA
Dr. Ray Everett
Doctor of Business AdministrationMaster of Arts / Master of Science / Master of Public AdministrationBachelor of Arts
Tucson, AZ and Salem, OR (and online)
Online and by telephone appointment
Available by appointment
August 18 to October 12, 2008
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This is an introductory level university course that expects and requires individual, self-motivated, critical thinking from adult students. Your professor believes in giving detail attention to each student with constant feedback so that the student clearly understands and succeeds in the online process. This process mandates individual initiative and application to the study of the subject materials and the learning from mistakes made during the process. To assist with progress, the professor believes in being closely attuned to each student's activities daily and is readily available via course postings, email, or telephone.
However, success demands an intellectual effort of initiative and self-discipline in studying the text and all assignments, and in participating in discussions. Students MUST exercise self-discipline and must have all work turned in on time just as they would be required to do if their where the marketing manager.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Comments on Postings
Quiz (Week 7)
Midterm Exam (Week 4)
Management Paper or Questions (Week 7)
Comprehensive Final Exam
A = 90 -- 100 points B = 800 -- 89 points C = 70 -- 79 points
D = 60 -- 69 points F = < 60 points
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.
Each class week is defined as the period of time between Monday at 12:00 am and Sunday 11:59 pm (MST). All assignments scheduled during each class week should be completed and successfully submitted during that week so as to be received by the professor no later than Sunday midnight (MST), which is the normal due date. Do not post anything after that deadline as the opportunity to receive credit will have passed.
Work that is late will only be accepted as a result of (1.) an emergency that is beyond the control of the student and (2.) with advance approval and acknowledgment from the professor. A request to complete late work must be submitted in advance and must be based on a clear bona fide emergency situation with verification. Any event that is within the control of the student will not be approved, such as "my car broke down," or "I had to go to work unexpectedly," or "I was sick," or "my computer or internet connection went down," etc. Further, late completions will not be approved if a student could have done the work earlier in the week but waited until the last day and then ran into an emergency, or Park online was too busy on Sunday night, or the Internet connection went down, or the computer stopped working, etc. Therefore, early completions are highly encouraged. However, even with an emergency in which an extension was granted, there will still be a 10% late penalty deduction. There will be no score for late work without advanced approval from the professor. Please do not wait until the last day for submission and chance an unforeseen circumstance. Running out of time has nothing to do with being busy, as everyone is busy. It almost always has to do with setting priorities and exercising self-discipline.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Self-discipline is extremely important and necessary in this online course. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per week performing in the course, and a minimum of two hours per week must be online within the course threads. This is the same amount as would be spent in a physical classroom. (The professor has access to the time students spend in each area of the course and will check it regularly.)
Courtesy and online netiquette MUST be used in all communications, private and/or public. Profanity, crude, ugly, or disrespectful language will result heavily loss of points and potential disciplinary actions. (The professor reserves the right to delete or modify any posting that violates this instruction or any other Park University Student Code of Conduct.)
The grading criteria includes the requirement that improvement and progress in assignments be made each week. There must be some improvement made in order to achieve the same grade points as previously achieved on a particular assignment.
Emails sent to the professor must have the course number and the subject of the email in the "Subject" line of every email. For example: "SUBJECT: MG101 - question." Do not just click “Reply” and send an email without this proper information even if that has been a long time habit.
Students are required to read and follow the feedback from the professor for every assignment. Not following improvements offered in feedbacks will result in addition reduction of points.
Announcements are posted regularly to keep students informed of changes and emphasis and must be read or reviewed everything the course is entered.
Emails must be read daily either in Park PirateMail or by having them forwarded to your personal email account. Your professor will communicate via announcements, feedbacks, emails, and telephone calls.
Every assignment must include references with citations to assigned lessons studied. The citations are to be within the body of the assignment and not at the end of paragraphs or the document.
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.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:7/17/2008 7:19:56 PM