MG352 Principles of Management

for U1GG 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


U1GG 2009 MI


Wiedrich, Melanni F.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Management Information Systems
M.S. Business Management

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Semester Dates

June 2, 2009 - July 23, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 8:10 PM

Credit Hours



Rue, Leslie W. and Byers, Lloyd L. Management Skills & Application (13th Ed.) McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishers. ISBN 978-0-07-338150-3

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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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.

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:

Homework = 30% (300 points)
Final Exam = 30% (300 points)
Research Paper/presentation = 25% (250 points)
Class participation = 15% (150 points)


90-100 = A     (900-1000 points)
80-89  = B     (800-899 points)
70-79  = C     (700-799 points)
60-69  = D     (600-699 points)
59 and below = F    (599 points and below)

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:
Assignments are due at the beginning of each Tuesday class. For each class period that an assignment is late, 10% will be deducted from the graded score. Absolutely no course material or homework will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Students are expected to read assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss material in class.
  • Cell phones should be on vibrate or turned off if not deemed necessary for emergencies or work-related matters.
  • If a cell phone must be on, please excuse yourself from the classroom to answer a call.
  • Attendance is mandatory. If you must miss a class, notify me before the start of class. It will be your responsibility to get your assignments to me on time.



Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One (June 2nd and 4th):

  •       Introductions
  •       Review of Syllabus   
  •       Part One: Foundations (Chapters 1-4)

Week Two (June 9th and 11th)
  •       Part Two: Contemporary Issues (Chapters 5 and 6)
  •       Homework from week 1 due on June 9th
Week Three (June 16th and 18th)
  •       Part Three: Planning and Organizing Skills (Chapters 7-10)
  •       Homework from week 2 due on June 16th
Week Four (June 23rd and 25th)
  •       Part Four: Staffing Skills (Chapters 11 and 12)
  •       Homework from week 3 due on June 23rd)
Week Five (June 30th and July 2nd)
  •       Part Five: Directing Skills (Chapers 13-16)
  •       Homework from week 4 due on June 30th
Week Six (July 7th and 9th)
  •       Part Six: Controlling Skills (Chapters 17 and 18)
  •       Homework from week 5 due on July 7th)
Week Seven (July 14th and 16th)
  •       Part Seven: Operations Management (Chapters 19 and 20)
  •       Homework from week 6 due on July 14th
Week Eight (July 21st and 23rd)
  •       Tuesday: Turn in reports and give short presentation. Review for final.
  •       Thursday: 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 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

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