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MG 352 Principles of Management
King, Bruce D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG352

Semester

S1B 2009 BLA

Faculty

Bruce King

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA
BBA

Office Location

431 Vinton Road, Vinton, Texas

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

915.886.2598  [leave a message and I will return your call]

E-Mail

bruce.king@park.edu

Semester Dates

01.0602.26.09.09 -

Class Days

Tues/ Thru

Class Time

5.00 P.M. - 7.30 P.M.

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management, Tenth Edition.  Robert Kreitner, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.  ISBN 13:978-0-618-60772-3
 
Bringing out the Best in People, New and Updated Edition, by Aubrey C. Daniels, published by McGraw-Hill
ISBN 0-07-135145-0

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

Podcast, the instructor will disseminate a CD with the required and optional Podcast at the second class meeting. Students will be directed to listen via E-Companion.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
We will cover, in great detail, the core learning objectives.  All assignments will be posted on E-Companion.
 
Delivery of all completed assignments will be via E-Companion.

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, Podcast and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

STUDENTS ARE INVITED AND/OR EXPECTED TO CHALLENGE THE INSTRUCTOR ON ANY ISSUE RELATED TO MG352. TOGETHER WE WILL FIND THE CORRECT ANSWER, KEEPING IN MIND, FOR THE FINAL AUTHORITY WE WILL RELY UPON ARE THE TEXTS.


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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Read and understand the Daniels' book.
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:
All assignments and submission of completed assignments will be on E-Companion.

Grading:

Weekly essays                                       100 points total
Class participation                                  200 points
Mid term exam                                       200 points
7th week case analysis                            200 points
Final Exam                                             300 points
 
Total                                                    1,000 points

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 submission of assignments are not permitted without prior approval.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

See Park University Handbook.
 
All electronic devices will be either turned off or placed on the silent mode.  Students may not access the device without approval the instructor.
 
Students are expected to be in class on time and be prepared to discuss the assignments due for that class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
All assignments, grades and due dates will be posted on E-Companion.

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:
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:1/12/2009 3:35:32 PM