MG352 Principles of Management

for F2U 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2U 2008 LU


Gedlinske, David J.,, Jr.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Management/Logistics
M.S. Administration/Public Administration

Office Location

Luke Air Force Base, AZ

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 6-8 PM (via email)

Daytime Phone

(623) 221-4570


Semester Dates

20 October - 14 December 2008

Class Days


Class Time

4:50 - 10:10 PM



Credit Hours


Robert Kreitner, Management, 10th Edition, Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2007, ISBN-10: 0-618-60772-2 and ISBN-13: 978-0-618-60772-3

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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:

My teaching philosophy is much the same as my life philosophy.  I like to have a good time with what I'm doing and enjoy the company of the people I spend time with.  I see myself as a facilitator, tasked with directing the class conversation, presenting clear and concise information on the class topic, and relating life experiences to that topic.  Much of the class time will be spent in class discussions, as I am not the only person with life experiences that can teach us all something.  I will challenge you intellectually in an effort to explore the topic beyond the textbook.  Additionally, I will work to increase every student’s writing ability by providing informative, constructive feedback on writing assignments.

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:

  1. Mid-Term Exam
  2. Final Exam
  3. Weekly Articles
  4. Case Project (Core Assessment)
  5. Participation
  6. Writing Assignments


  • Weekly Articles       5 @ 20 Points       100 Points
  • Mid-Term Exam      100 Points            100 Points
  • Case Project            200 Points            200 Points
  • Oral Presentation      100 Points            100 Points
  • Participation             8 @ 25 Points      200 Points
  • Final Exam               300 Points            300 Points
  • Total Available Points..........................1000 Points           
    A    1000-900
    B      899-800
    C      799-700
    D      699-600
    F      599 and Below

    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:
    Students are expected to turn in assigments on-time.  Late submissions will be accepted but can only earn a maximum of 50% of the original grade.  The best plan is to keep up with the work.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
    Regular classroom civility is expected from all students.  Students attend class to learn and disruptions by fellow students will not be tolerated.  The classroom will be a non-retribution environment where all opinions are respected.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    Week 1      Oct. 24     Chap 1, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                                 2, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 2      Oct 31      Chap 3, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 4, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 5, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 3      Nov 7       Chap 6, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 7, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 8, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 4      Nov 14     Mid- Term
                                       Chap 9, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 10, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 5      Nov 21     Chap 11, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 12, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 6      Nov 28     Chap 13, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 14, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 15, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 7      Dec 5       Chap 16, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
                                       Chap 17, Hands-on Exercise, Test Prepper, Weekly Articles 
    Week 8      Dec 12      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
    This topic is particularly important as you will be responsible for 5 weekly article reviews in this class and will be graded on using your own words in these writing assignments.

    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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