MG352 Principles of Management

for S1Q 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1Q 2009 FE


Cox, Michael Chad


Adjunct Faculty


AS/BS Social Psychology, Park University, 2004
MBA/HRM Touro University International, 2007

Office Location

F. E. Warren AFB, Wyoming

Office Hours

7 - 4

Daytime Phone

(307) 421-0979

Other Phone

(307) 421-0979


Semester Dates

Jan. 12, 2009 thru Mar. 2, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours


 Rue & Byars, Management, 12th edition, paperback, 2007, McGraw Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 007353014X

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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:
Being that this is an adult learning class, I don't expect anyone to simply memorize then regurgitate the text. Our goal should be to learn together from each other. You will be graded on your level of participation. That means that you must participate in the discussions. My role is to ensure each of you participate equally, to introduce principles and practices as they apply to the subject and to help open the doors that lead to critical thinking. Your role is to know the text, be well prepared for each week’s discussions and work closely together as a team. In learning this subject it will become transparent that management principles revolve around a team effort and there's no better place to put those principles to task than this class. This is your class – make it a good one! Relax and let's have fun learning together!

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:
Assessment is based on a combination of class attendance and participation, preparation and defense of written assignments, preparation and presentation of a research project (short paper), and written exams.

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%.  

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.



210 points   (21%)   

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Group Work          

30 points     (3%)     

Week 5


160 points  (16%)   

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Mid-Term Exam  

100 points  (10%)    

Week 4

Research Paper  

200 points  (20%)    

Week 7

Final Exam          

300 points  (30%)    

Week 8

Total Points        

1000 points (100%)


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 assignment(s) will be accepted as deemed appropriate by the instructor.  If a student has to be absent, prior arrangements should be made. Often the student will need to E-Mail the assignments to the instructor.  Any student who fails to complete and submit a major assignment will most likely receive a lower grade and might even fail the course.  Incompletes and make-up exams are rarely given except in the case of a legitimate, verifiable emergency. Folks, the bottom line here is that we are all adults. I know how busy you all are – I understand your situation; however, you must communicate with me prior to a deadline if you wish for me to consider any late work. A simple e-mail or a phone call can save us both allot of worry.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are to be respectful of the instructor and each other.  Class disruptions of any kind will not be tolerated. Do not disrupt or distract people who are giving presentations. Cell phones need to be off or on silent. If you have a legitimate need to have your phone on during class let me know ahead of time. Texting during class will not be tolerated. Snacks and drinks will be allowed until they become a problem. Please clean up after yourself.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:


January 12, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


- Chapters 1 – 3 Discussion

- Chapters 1 – 3 Quiz

- Read ahead for week 2: Chapters 4 – 6


Week 2:


January 20, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


(NOTE: We will not meet on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)


- Chapters 4 – 6 Discussion

- Chapters 4 – 6 Quiz

- Read ahead for week 3: Chapters 7 – 8


Week 3:


January 26, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


- Chapters 7 – 8 Discussion

- Chapters 7 – 8 Quiz

- Read ahead for week 4: Chapters 9 – 11


Week 4:


February 2, 2009 5:00 – 10:00 PM


- Chapters 9 – 11 Discussion

- Chapters 9 – 11 Quiz

- Mid-Term Exam

- Read ahead for week 5: Chapters 12 – 14


Week 5:


February 9, 2009 5:00 – 10:00 PM


- Chapters 12 – 14 Discussion

- Chapters 12 – 14 Quiz

- Present Group Work

- Read ahead for week 6: Chapters 15 – 17


Week 6:


February 16, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


- Chapters 15 – 17 Discussion

- Chapters 15 – 17 Quiz

- Read ahead for week 7: Chapters 18 – 20


Week 7:


February 23, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


- Chapters 18 – 20 Discussion

- Chapters 18 – 20 Quiz

- Turn in research project

- Review


Week 8:


March 2, 2009 5:00 – 10:15 PM


- 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

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