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MG 352 Principles of Management
Curtis, Ronald J.


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

U1H 2009 BU

Faculty

Curtis, Ronald J.

Title

Senior Professor (Adjunct)

Degrees/Certificates

Ed.D., M.A., B.S.

Office Location

Bldg. 596, Room 212, MCAS Beaufort, SC

Office Hours

M-Th 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Daytime Phone

843-228-7052

Other Phone

843-522-9123

E-Mail

beau@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.park.edu/beau

Semester Dates

6/1-7/26/09

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Rue and Byars, MANAGEMENT, 12th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, BUSINESS WEEK, FORBES, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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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. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The student will engage in an active process of learning consisting of classroom academics, research, writing, analysis and oral interaction.  This is aimed at gaining knowledge through 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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply management principles to an assigned organization.
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 prior to class and to be prepared to discuss questions relating to the assignment.  Students will participate in small group discussions/case problem solving along with class-wide discussions.  A term case study will be prepared (10 pages excluding title page and bibliography, typewritten, double spaced with all sources documented).  Two examinations will be given.  The Core Assessment portion of the final examination will be a comprehensive case study.  Discussions and group activities will form the basis for the class participation and group problem solving grades. The comprehensive final exam (core assessment) is not a take home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed note examination.  

Grading:
Mid-term Examination  30% (30 pts.), Final Examination/Core Assessment 30% (30 pts.), Term Case Study  30% (30 pts.), Class Participation  5% (5 Pts.), Group Case Problem Solving 5% (5 pts.).  Grade assignment is 90%-100%=A, 80%-89%=B, 70%-79%=C, 60%-69%=D, below 59%=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:
Late submissions will receive appropriately lowered grades.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class, be on-time and participate in class and group discussions.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATE CHAPT. TOPIC 01Jun Ch.1,2 Foundations of management. 03Jun Ch.3,4 Communications and decision making. 08Jun Ch.5,6 International and legal issues in management. 10Jun Ch.7 Planning and strategic management. 15Jun Ch.8 Operations planning. 17Jun Ch.9 Organizing work. 22Jun Ch.10 Structuring organizations. 24Jun Ch.1-10 MID-TERM EXAMINATION. 29Jun Ch.11 Work teams. 01Jul Ch.12 Staffing. 06Jul Ch.13,14 Developing and motivating employees.. 08Jul Ch.15,16 Leadership and managing conflict.. 13Jul Ch.17,18 Managing change and controlling. 15Jul Ch.19 Organizational reward systems. Group case problem solving. TERM CASE STUDY DUE. 20Jul Ch.20 Operational control systems. Group case problem solving. 22Jul Ch.11-20 FINAL EXAMINATION/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
Dishonesty will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the university.

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
Plagiarism will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the university.

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
7.  A make-up assignment will be required for all classes missed.

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:4/8/2009 12:51:04 PM