MG352 Principles of Management

for S2HH 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S2HH 2009 PA


Manchester, Lloyd C.


Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty


BS Secondary Education, SUNY Oswego
MS Computer Information Systems, Texas A&M
MBA, Boston University

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

16 Mar - 17 May 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Credit Hours


Management, 13th Edition, Rue and Byars, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009
ISBN 0073-38150-0

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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:
This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interaction between student and instructor and between students; based on lectures, readings, dialogue, examinations, videos, and writings.  The instructor will engage each student in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:
In addition to the core assessment for this class there will be two written examinations and two case studies.  Part of the grading for the case studies is a defense of the student's analysis of each case.  The case studies consist of a video shown in class and a follow-up document with additional information followed by three questions which are found on the "doc share" portion of the course website.   The student will prepare written responses to the case questions to be handed in after the class discussion.

MidTerm Exam               300 points          30%
Final Exam                      300 points          30%
2 Case Studies                 200 points total   20%  (10% each)
Core Assessment Case     200 points          20%

Grading Scale:
900 - 1000 points:      A
800 -  899 points:       B
700 -  799 points:       C
600 -  699 points:       D
Less than 600 points:  F

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:
Any assignment not submitted on the assigned date will receive a 10% reduction in grade.  No work will be accepted more than seven days late and all credit for the assignment will be lost.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Class Number
 Discussion Topics         
 1  20 Mar
 Chapter 1 and Course Introduction
 Read Ch 1 - 3 & Penguin I Case
 2  27 Mar
 Chapters 2, 3 and Penguin I Case
 Read Ch 4 - 6 & Organic Valley
 3  3 Apr
 Chapters 4 - 6 & Organic Valley Case 
 Reach Ch 7, 8, 10
 4  10 Apr
 Chapters 7, 8, 10
 Prepare for MidTerm
 5  17 Apr
 MidTerm  Read Chapters 12 - 14
 6  24 Apr
 Chapters 12 - 14
 Read Chapters 15 - 17
 7  1 May
 Chapters 15 - 17
 Read Chapters 18 - 20
 8  8 May
 Chapters 18 - 20
 Prepare for Final & Core Assessment
 9  15 May
 Final Exam & Core Assessment

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: .

Additional Information:
This syllabus constitutes the academic contract between the student and
the instructor.    All pertinent course material provided during the
term will be sent via the Park University email system.    All
students are required to check their Park email account regularly
either directly, or by forwarding emails to an account which they do
check regularly.   Students will be held responsible for all information
disseminated in this fashion.


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