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MG 352 Principles of Management
Harcarik, Lynn Ann


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

U1Y 2009 MN

Faculty

Harcarik, Lynn Ann

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MSM Troy State University, Troy, AL
BS Organizational Management, Crichton College, Memphis, TN

Office Location

Millington, TN

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(901) 874-4470

Other Phone

(901) 606-5110

E-Mail

lynn.harcarik@park.edu

lynn.harcarik@navy.mil

Semester Dates

June 1, 2009 - July 26, 2009

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Management:  Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009, 13th Edition, Boston, Authors:  Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byers.  ISBN-13: 978-0-07-338150-3 or ISBN-10: 0-07-338150-0.

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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 course is designed to provide a broad overview of the principles of management.  Students will learn the key principles used in managing an organization including:  decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, teams, employee development, motivation, leadership, rewarding and managing change.  The instructor will use lectures, assignments, case studies and in class discussions as knowledge building tools.  The instructor will engage the students and solicit ideas and feedback.

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:
Students are required to read all assigned material before class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and activities.  Grading will be based on homework assignments, the case study, the mid-term examination, the final examination, and instructor evaluation/class participation.

Grading:

The work you do in this class is valued as follows:
 
  • Homework Assignments = 10% of the grade (up to 100 points)
  • Core Assessment/Case Study = 20% of the grade (up to 200 points)
  • Mid-Term Exam = 30% of the grade (up to 300 points)
  • Final Comprehensive Exam = 30% of the grade (up to 300 points)
  • Instructor Evaluation/Class Participation = 10% of the grade (up to 100 points)
Total Possible Points for the Course = 1000 points
 
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
  • 90% - 100% = A (900+ points)
  • 80% - 89% = B (800 - 899 points)
  • 70% - 79% = C (700 - 799 points)
  • 60% - 69% = D (600 - 699 points)
  • 59% and Below = F (less than 600 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 assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.  Students with valid emergencies will be given consideration.  Each week's assigned work must be completed and submitted in ECompanion at parkonline.org by midnight (CST) on the Sunday following the class meeting. 
 
Homework or case studies not completed and turned in by the due date will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.  Homework or case studies not received within 7 days of the due date will not be graded or accepted. 
 
Students departing on TAD/TDY or other excused absences approved by the instructor must complete assignments prior to their departures.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the campus rules for conduct in the classroom.  Cellphones and other electronic devices should be either turned off or set to silent during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 -
Wednesday, June 3 - Introductions/Syllabus Review/Chapters 1 & 2
Homework Assignment 1 due by midnight, Sunday, June 7
 
Week 2 -
Wednesday, June 10 - Chapters 3, 4, & 5
 
Week 3 -
Wednesday, June 17 - Chapters 6 & 7/Mid-Term Review
Homework Assignment 2 due by midnight, Sunday, June 21
 
Week 4 -
Wednesday, June 24 - Mid-Term Examination
 
Week 5 -
Wednesday, July 1 - Chapters 8, 9, & 10
Homework Assignment 3 due by midnight, Sunday, July 5
 
Week 6 -
Wednesday, July 8 - Chapters 11 & 12
Homework Assignment 4 due by midnight, Sunday, July 12
 
Week 7 -
Wednesday, July 15 - Chapters 13 & 14/Final Exam Review
Core Assessment due by midnight, Sunday, July 19
 
Week 8 -
Wednesday, July 22 - Final Comprehensive 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

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:5/2/2009 7:32:31 AM