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MG 352 Principles of Management
Walizer, Ottis E.


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

MG 352 Principles of Management

Semester

S1T 2009 DLF

Faculty

Wally Walizer

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS Degree, Human Resource Management and Development
BS Degree, Business Management
AS Degree, Nuclear Devices Technology

Office Location

On Line

Office Hours

To be Determined; as needed

Daytime Phone

701-240-4422

Other Phone

Fax 701-214-4402

E-Mail

ottis.walizer@pirate.park.edu

walizer@srt.com

Semester Dates

January 12 - March 8, 2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007, 13th Edition

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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.

Educational Philosophy:

Welcome to Principles of Management (MG 352)! As outlined by Rue and Byars, in Management: Skills and Applications, management is part of every business person's life. Management concepts apply equally to public, private, not-for-profit, religious organizations, large corporations, or small entrepreneurial firms. The principles of management are usually performed by the three levels or types of managers—senior management, middle management, and supervisory management. By studying the principles, knowledge about management can be categorized and examined.

Management skills (conceptual, human relations, and technical) are closely related. Leaders in the modern business environment come from a variety of backgrounds. The rich diversity present in modern management adds differing viewpoints and intellectual skills that enable an organization firm to compete in the international and domestic environment. (Rue and Byars, 2007)

Together, we will learn the key principles used in managing an organization: decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, operations, organizing, teams, staffing, development, motivation, leadership, conflict, controlling, rewarding and managing change. We will use readings, videos, lectures, case studies, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools. This junior level course cumulates with summative assessments that include a research paper and proctored final examination.

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. Compare and contrast planning, operations, and strategic management
  2. List ways to motivate employees
  3. Describe ways to develop employees and managers
  4. Define organizing for work and organizational structure
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:
Graded Activities Breakdown :
1. Discussion = 21% or 210 points, total broken down as follows:
Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Points/Percentage assigned are as follows: 20points or 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 140 points or 14%.
Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 10 point or 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 70 points or 7%.

2. Groupwork, completed during week 5, will represent 30 point or 3% for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted by midnight on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = 20 points or 2% per week for correct answers =  160 points or 16 %

4. Mid-Term = 100 pointa or 10% (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = 200 points or 20% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination = Final Examination (Core Assessment - Case)= 300 pointa or 30% (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.

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.

Grading:


Discussion 210 points (21%) - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Groupwork 30 points (3%) - Week 5
Quiz 160 points (16%) - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
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%)


Grading:
Overall Course Grading Scale:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
60 and below is a failing grade.
Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments, if accepted, will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

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 not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late. Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments, if accepted, will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

In the case of bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member, students should fax a doctor's statement with phone number to the instructor, if additional assignment time may be required.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Policy <: Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday
12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.

When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy >: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.

Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.

Policy &: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.

If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the button in your Online Classroom, then click on the help desk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the help desk for assistance.

If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK ONE Read Text Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz

WEEK TWO Read Chapters 4, and 5 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz

WEEK THREE Read Chapters 6 and 7 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz

WEEK FOUR Read Chapters 8, 9 and 10 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz Complete the mid-term examination

WEEK FIVE Read Chapters 11, 12, and 13 Read and Interact with the Lecture Complete Collaborative Group Work Participation Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz

WEEK SIX Read Chapters 14, 15 and 16 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz

WEEK SEVEN Read Chapters 17, 18, and 19 Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete Research Complete the Quiz

WEEK EIGHT Read Chapter 20 Review all chapters, lectures, and self-checks Read and Interact with the Lecture Participate in the Classroom Discussion Conduct the Self-Check Complete the Quiz Take Proctored final examination

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
Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.
Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge.  Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University.  Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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:12/27/2008 11:49:58 PM