MG352 Principles of Management

for F2Y 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2Y 2008 MN


Martinez, Jose L.


Adjunct Faculty


Business Adminstration, with a specialization in Computer Information Services, St Leo College
Master of Business Administration, Troy State University

Office Location

NSA MID SOUTH, Millington, TN

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

20 October - 14 December 2008

Class Days


Class Time

7:15 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours


Management Skills and Applications, 12th Edition, Rue, Leslie W. and Byars, Lloyd L.

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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. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

                                                                Students are required to read all assigned materials prior to class and be prepared for discussion during the session. Each student will bring an article from written publication on a weekly basis. The articles must be related to Management in the current business environment and presented to the class for discussion.  A written report with class presentation will be required.  As part of this course, each student will be expected to display initiative and a program of self study as well. As a result, another objective of the course is to provide the student with an environment that will reward
their intellectual effort.


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:

The core assessment is a requirement by Park University. The core assessment for this course is a case that is written during the class. It must be completed individually in class. The final is worth 30%. 


The final grades for this course are based on the total points received in each of the following categories:

                                    Percentage                     Points

Articles                              10%                        100 points

Mid-Exam                         20%                         200 points

Final Exam                         30%                         300 points

Class Attendance and         10%                        100 points
Written Report                  15%                        150 points
Class Presentation            15%                          150 points

                     Total:          100%                     1000 points
The following grade scale is used to establish the student's letter grade for the course:
            90-100%                  A
            80-89%                     B
            70-79%                     C
            60-69%                     D
            0-59%                        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:

It is the student's responsibility to get their assignments. If you are absent from class, contact a classmate or call the instructor to determine if an assignment was given during your absence. Late assignments will be accepted, but may receive a grade penalty.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom misconduct will be treated based on the code of student conduct and disciplinary procedure in the student Handbook.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Date:              Topic:                                                  Reading                        
10/20 M         Introduction, Course Overview 
                       Mgmt in a Diverse Workplace            Ch.1                               
10/22 W         The Management Movement               Ch.2                               
                       Developing Communications Skills      Ch.3                               
10/27 M         Decision Making Skills                        Ch.4                               
                       International Business                         Ch.5                                 
10/29 W          Ethical, Social, and Legal Respon.      Ch.6                              
                        Basics of Planning & Strategic Mgmt  Ch.7                              
11/4  M         Operations Management & Planning    Ch.8                              
                       Organizing Work                                Ch.9                                 
11/5  W         Organizing Structure                          Ch.10                              
11/10 M         Understanding Work Groups             Ch. 11                             
                       Staffing                                              Ch. 12                             
11/12  W        Mid-Term Exam                                                                                                          

11/17 M          Developing Employees & Managers   Ch.13                

11/19 W         Motivating Employees                         Ch.14                 
                       Developing Leadership Skills               Ch.15                    

11/24 M          Managing Conflict & Stress                Ch.16                 

11/26 W         Managing Change & Culture               Ch.17                 
                       Controlling                                          Ch.18 
12/1 M          Appraising & Rewarding Perf.            Ch.19                               

12/3 W         Operations Control                             Ch.20                                

12/8 M          Written Report
                      Class Presentation
12/10 W        Comprehensive Final Exam

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:
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: .


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