MG352 Principles of Management

for SP 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


SP 2009 HOB


Martin, Michael R.


Assistant Professor of Business


BS University of Missouri
MBA Rockhurst University
PhD(ABD) University of Missouri-Kansas City

Office Location

Norrington 2nd Floor

Office Hours

MWF 8:00-9:00 a.m., TR 10:00-12:00 a.m., and by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

1/12/09 - 5/8/09

Class Days


Class Time

8:45 - 10:00 AM



Credit Hours



Kreitner, Management 11/e, Houghton Mifflin Company

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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 purpose of any course is to develop, not just knowledge, but also analytical and critical thinking. Toward these purposes, students will be expected to interact and question what they are presented. They also will be expected to actively participate in all phases of the learning experience. It is through questioning, not through acceptance, that progress is made.

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:

Grades will be based on written examinations and a core assessment exam.  There may or may not be quizzes based on the participation of the class.
No extra credit assignments will be given.
No make-up exams will be given.  You will be allowed to drop your lowest test score.  If you miss an exam, then that will be the score that is dropped.  If you are a student athlete, you are expected to make arrangements to take your exam early.


Grades will be based on the following:

Exams: 4 @ 100 points each Best 3 (23.5% each)

Core Learning Exam @ 125 points (100 on content and 25 on format) (30%)
Details of the Core Learning Exam will be discussed during the semester. 

At the end of the course, your accumulated points will be converted to grades based on the following scale:

90% - 100%    = A

80% - 89%      = B

70% - 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:
Any writen assignments are due by the end of the class period.  There will be a 10 point deduction for any day or part thereeof that the assignment is late.  No late assigments will be accepted after the regular semester ends.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to arrive in the classroom before the class starts. Class disruptions from cell phones, pagers or any other device will not be allowed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Who, What, Where, When & Why
Thursday, January 15, 2009 Chap. 1
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Chap. 2
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Chap. 3
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Chap. 4
Thursday, February 05, 2009 Chap. 5
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Exam I Chap. 1-5
Thursday, February 12, 2009 Chap. 6
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Chap. 7
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009 Chap. 8
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Chap. 9
Thursday, March 05, 2009 Exam II Chap. 6-9
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 No Class-Spring Recess
Thursday, March 12, 2009 No Class-Spring Recess
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Chap. 10 
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Chap. 11
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Chap. 12
Thursday, April 02, 2009 Chap. 13
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Exam III Chap. 10-13
Thursday, April 09, 2009 Chap. 14
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Case Study
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Chap. 15
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Chap. 16
Thursday, April 30, 2009 Chap. 17
Final Exam Week May 4 Final Exam Chap. 14-17

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
Attendance is required only under Park University's guidelines.  All missed classes will be reported as unexcused except for student athletes or University sponsored student activities.No points are given for attendance and no points are deducted for lack of attendance.  However, be advised that, while you will not be penalized for poor attendance, neither will you be rewarded.  At the end of the semester, your attendance will determine whether or not your grade is "rounded up" or remains as calculated.

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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