MG352 Principles of Management

for F2EE 2008

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2EE 2008 MOH


Lewis, Lynette A.





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5:00 - 7:45 PM

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Mnagement: Skills and Application, 12th Edition, Rue, Leslie W. and Byars, Lloyd L.  

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353014-7

ISBN-10: 0-07-353014-X

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Course Description:
MG352 Principles of Management (MLL): Will be a blended course that 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.  
A blended course meets face-to-face 50% and 50% online during the term. The course will meet the first and last week of the term.

eCollege, lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is to thoroughly involve the students in examining the principles of management. Examination will include the following areas: foundations of management, contemporary issues, organizational behavior, goal setting and planning, and organizational management/decision making.  As we examine the principles of management, motivation, teamwork and communication will be emphasized. The course is designed to encourage participation in discussions and group exercises.  Relevance of the course materials will be ensured through lecture and “real-world” examples.

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:

Each student is expected to be prepared for class by reading the chapters prior to each class. Students must meet the discussion requirements by posting an initial response to each discussion question and responding at least three times during the week to their peers' postings. A five to seven page paper must be submitted and orally presented (follow APA guidelines) during week seven. Presentation topics must be approved by the instructor and need to be current and relate to an aspect of management.   Weekly, certain areas of your paper will be submitted to the instructor through eCollege.  Students will also be expected to submit a case study. A closed-book Midterm and Final will be given. 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. 



Discussions (via eCollege)                      10%

Paper & Presentation (7.5% each)         15%

Case Study                                           20%

Midterm                                               25%

Final                                                     30%

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:

Late submissions will drop 1 letter grade each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Courteous behavior is expected at all times, including limiting distractions – cell phones need to be placed on vibrate. All students should practice "netetiquette" when in the discussion area.  Valid reasons for absences must be approved prior to missing a class. All work must be made up on an agreed upon schedule.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Tuesday and Thursday
Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday of Week 1
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 1 and 2
Discussion Question: will be posted in eCollege

Week 2: 
Tuesday and Thursday (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 3 and 4
Discussion Question:  will be posted in eCollege

Week 3:
Tuesday and Thursday  (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 5-8
Discussion Question:  will be posted in eCollege

Week 4:  Tuesday and Thursday (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discussion/Review: Chapters 9 - 13
Discussion Question: will be posted in eCollege

Exam: Midterm

Week 5:  Tuesday and Thursday (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 14-17
Discussion Question:  will be posted in eCollege

Week 6: 
Tuesday and Thursday  (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 18-20
Due:  Case Study

Week 7:  Tuesday and Thursday (Class will meet on Thursday)
Lecture/Discuss: Chapters 1-20
Due: Presentation  

Presentations: Final Papers

Week 8:  Tuesday and Thursday  (Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday)
Review: for Final

Exam: Final

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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