MG352 Principles of Management

for S1SS 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management RA


S1SS 2009 RA


Janice E. Wilson


Adjunct Faculty


B.B.A Management Our Lady of the Lake University
M.A.  Human Resources Development - Webster University

Office Location

Randolph Campus Center

Office Hours

before and after class

Daytime Phone

210 661-9103


Semester Dates

12 Jan - 8 Mar 2009

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours



Management Skills and Application
13th Edition, 2009
Leslie W. Rue and Lloyd L. Byars
ISBN: 007338150

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Course Description:
This course examines the functions, activities and principles of leadership in business and other institutions.  Philosophy, history, and current practice and issues in leading, planning, organizing, and controlling organizations, topics include communication, and motivation and interpersonal relations. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Teaching techniques will include lecture, group discussions and activities, case studies and group exercise presentations.  Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned.

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:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course.  Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on examinations, writing assignments, an oral presentation, and a research paper.  

Points for Grades: 
90 - 100     = A
80 - 89       = B 
70 - 79       = C
60 - 69       = D 
50 below    = F
Grading Breakdown:

Classroom Participation 10%
Chapter Cases 10%
Core Assessment 30%
Group Project 20%
Final Exam 30%
TOTAL 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 SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted.  No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting. MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS:  With instructor’s approval prior to exam date or in the case of a verifiable personal emergency (within 24 hours of exam).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.  Attend class and be prompt.  Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade.  Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. 2.  Excused absences will be granted on the instructor’s discretion. 3.  Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. 4.  Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.  Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Chapter 1 Management in a Diverse Workplace
Chapter 2 The Management Movement
Chapter 3 Developing Communication Skills
Chapter 4 Decision-Making Skills
Chapter 5 International Business
Chapter 6 Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities of Management
Chapter 7 The Basic of Planning and Strategic Management
Chapter 8 Operations Management and Planning
Chapter 9 Organizing Work
Chapter 10 Organizing Structure
Mid-term Exam
Chapter 11 Understanding Work Groups and Teams
Chapter 12 Staffing
Chapter 13 Developing Employees and Managers
Chapter 14 Motivating Employees
Chapter 15 Developing Leadership Skills
Chapter 16 Managing Conflict and Stress
Chapter 17 Managing Change and Culture
Chapter 18 Controlling
Chapter 19 Appraising and Rewarding Performance
Chapter 20 Operations Control
Presentations & Review for 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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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:
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