MG352 Principles of Management

for F7DD 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F7DD 2008 DC


Mohr, David W.


Adjunct Faculty


Masters of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, Health & Recreation, South Dakota State University

Office Location

Park University @ DSCC

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(937) 257-4351

Other Phone

(740) 506-1357


Semester Dates

October 20 - November 16, 2008

Class Days


Class Time

Fri: 5:00 - 10:30 PM; Sat and Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Credit Hours


Management - Skills and Application, Rue, Leslie W. and Byars, Lloyd L., McGraw-Hill Irwin, 12th ed., 2007.

Additional Resources:
Management - Skills and Application, Rue, Leslie, W. and Byars, Lloyd L., McGraw-Hill Irwin, 12th ed., 2007.

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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  leading, planning, organizing, and controlling organizations such as  communication, motivation and interpersonal relations. Lecture, discussion  and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor’s educational philosophy is on of inter-activeness based on using lecture, readings, quizzes, dialogue, examinations, videos, websites and case studies. The instructor will engage each student the functions of management and address the problems faced by management in the everyday course of operations.

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:

A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed based on  two examinations, a midterm and a comprehensive closed book, closed notes final exam.  The final exam will not be a take home exam.  Students will also be assessed base on completion of research assignment and pariticipation in assigned case studies.  


The final grade will be determined using the following measures:
Final Exam = 30%
Midterm Exam = 25%
Case Studies = 20%
Research Assignment = 15%
Participation = 10%
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:  
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89% 
C = 70% – 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = Less than 60%

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:
For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. 2. Excused absences will be granted on the instructor’s discretion. To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor by the beginning of the next class meeting you attend, an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS. 3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions. 4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination. and a final presentation/research paper. Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions. 5. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor’s registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children. 6. Written Assignments. Periodic written homework assignments are required in this course. Either MLA or APA is acceptable. For more information on both, please visit the Academic Support Center. 7. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

1st Weekend (Oct 24, 25 & 26)
Friday, Introduction & Overview; Chapters 1 - 2; Case Study
Saturday, Chapters 3 - 6; Case Study 
Sunday, Chapters 7 - 10; Case Study; MIDTERM EXAM 
2nd Weekend (Nov 14, 15 & 16)
Friday, Chapters 11 - 12; Case Study
Saturday, Chapters 13 - 16; Case Study
Sunday, Chapters 17 - 20; Case Study; 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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