MG352 Principles of Management

for S2I 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S2I 2009 EMR


Petrucci, Anthony P.


Adjunct Faculty


BS Aviation Management - Park University
MA Management / Human Resources - Webster University

Office Location

Cherry Point, NC

Office Hours

0800 - 4:30pm

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

DSN (312) 582-2655


Semester Dates

Jul 15, 2009 - Feb 1, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Credit Hours


  Kreitner, Robert, Management 11th Edition, Houghton Miffin, Boston, MA.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Wheelen, Thomas L. Hunger J. David Strategic Management and Business Policy Ninth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 2004

DuBrin Andrew J, Essentials of Management Fourth Edition, South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati, OH

Grant, Robert M. (2002) Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Concepts, Techniques and Applications Malden, MA : Blackwell (TIS Bookstore)

Collins, David J. Corporate Strategy Resources and the Scope of the Firm, Irwin, Chicago, IL.

Ali, M., Brookson, S., Bruce, A., Eaton, J., Heller, R., Johnson, R., Langdon, K., &
Sleight, S. (2001). Managing for excellence. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc.

Pearce, John A. II, Robinson, Richard B. Jr, Strategic Management Ninth Edition,
Irwin, McGraw-Hill New York, NY.

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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 leasing, planning organizing, and controlling organizations such as communication, motivation and interpersonal relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will engage each student in learning which encourages the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively through the learning process and to respect each student's contributions to the learning environment.

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:
Course assessment will include a mid-term and final exam, and a comprehensive case analysis paper on management related problems faced by a fictional organization in which the solutions are presented by knowledge of the course objectives. Both announced and unannounced quizzes on material will be administered. Active classroom discussion over the reading assignments and participation in assigned activities will be the basis of the class attendance/participation grade.

Note: "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test." "The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam."

Comprehensive Case Analysis: The comprehensive case analysis is based on problems faced by a fictional organization in which the solutions are presented by your knowledge of the course objectives. Use your book as a reference to present the solutions.

Note: "The comprehensive final is not a take home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam."



Mid-term exam   25% - 125 points

Final exam         30% - 150 points

Research Paper    25% - 125 points

Quizzes                  10% - 50 points

Class Participation/Attendance  10% - 50 points

Total    100% - 500 points

90-100%  A

80-89%   B

70-79%   C

60-69%   D

59-0%    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:
Unless previously discussed with instructor, late submission of course material will result in a one letter grade deduction.  Students are required to submit a one-page double spaced executive summary of each chapter missed because of absence - regardless of excused/unexcused.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class attendance and participation are required and will form a part of the final grade.  Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Attendance will be taken at the start of each class.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (illness, death in family, work, temporary duty) are excusable; however, students MUST inform the instructor or university office PRIOR to absence and make up missed course work.  Missed classes due to ordinary leave/vacation are not considered excused absences.  Two or more unexcused absences are excessive and may be grounds for a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the Resident Center Administrator.  Students are required to read all assigned material PRIOR to class and be prepared to discuss the material.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.  Class topics may be explored with academic freedom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting 1  

1-Managers and Entrepreneurs
Discuss Handouts

Meeting 2  

2-The Evolution of Management Thought

3-The Changing Environment of Management
   Discuss Handouts

Meeting 3

4-International Management and Cross-Cultural Competence
   Discuss Handouts

Meeting 4

5-Management’s Social and Ethical Responsibilities

Meeting 5

6-Basics of Planning and Project Management
  Discuss Handouts

Meeting 6

7-Strategic Management: Planning for Long-Term Success

Meeting 7

8-Decision Making and Creative Problem Solving 

Review for Mid Term
Meeting 8

Mid Term

Meeting 9

9-Organizations: Effectiveness, Design, and Cultures
   Discuss Handouts
Meeting 10 

10-Human Resource Management
11-Communicating in the Internet Age
     Discuss Handouts

Meeting 11

12-Motivating Job Performance
     Discuss Handouts

Meeting 12

13-Group Dynamics and Teamwork

Meeting 13

14-Influence, Power, and Leadership
     Discuss Handouts
Meeting 14

15-Change, Conflict, and Negotiation

Meeting 15

16-Organizational Control and Quality Improvement

Review for Final Exam

Meeting 16

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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: .


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