MG101 Introduction to Management

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


F1V 2009 GO


Estes, Kari M.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Marketing
Master of Arts in Organizational Management
Working on PhD in Business Administration/ Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Office Location

281 Flightline Ave Rm 14

Daytime Phone



Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM



Credit Hours



Required Text: Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Application, 6th Edition Author: Robbins and DeCenzo ISBN: 978-0-13-600710-4

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Course Description:
MG101 Introduction to Management: Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management face in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Interactiveness is paramount.  The student must read the lectures, assigned material, and take quizzes/examinations as well as participate in class discussions.  Ideas will be exchanged and counter perspectives will be considered.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List and describe the functions of management.
  2. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
  3. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and an executive.
  4. Describe two organization environments that would require extremely different styles of management.
  5. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
  6. Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority”.
  7. Define the terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency.”
  8. Compare and contrast “leadership” and “management.”

Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG101. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

 This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

 No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Class Assessment:

The class assessment will be based on a midterm exam, a final exam, quizzes, participation in class, and a management paper.



Course Grading Scale and General Evaluative Criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.

Assessment                     Points         Percentage of Course Grade
Attendance                      100 points   10% Showing up to class and/or participating in the online classroom.
Participation                    100 points   10% Contribution to discussions in class and through the online classroom if applicable.
Midterm exam                200 points    20% Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content. 
Final exam                       300 points   30% Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content.
Quizzes                            100 points   10% Each question is correct or incorrect based on the course content. 
Management Paper        100 points   10% A paper will define the topic, explain a way to implement it and provide references. A response must be complete, flow logically, organized and grammatically correct.
Presentation                    100 points   10% A slide presentation about the management paper.  
Grading Scale:

A =

 90- 100% (or 900 points or higher)

B =

 80-89% (or 800 to 899.9 points)

C = 

 70-79% (or 700 to 799.9 points)

D =

 60-69% (or 600 to 699.9 points)

F =

 < 60% (599.9 or fewer 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 assignment(s) will only be accepted by approval of the instructor and will be based on bona fide emergency situations. A 10% late penalty deduction may be taken from the earned score.Assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 6.   Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

In the case of bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member, students should fax a doctor's statement with phone number to the instructor.  The fax is required before any consideration is given for additional time to complete assignments.
If you know you will miss a class please do anywork ahead of time and submit early rather than late. If you are out of town you can submit work online through the dropbox in the classroom online.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Courtesy and respect to others will be followed at all times.Only water in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1, Introductions, Chapters 1 and 2
Week 2, Chapters 3 and 4
Week 3, Chapters 5 and 6, Quiz
Week 4, Chapter 7, Midterm Examination
Week 5, Chapters 8, 9 and 10
Week 6, Chapters 11, 12 and 13
Week 7, Chapter 14, Paper or Text Questions, Quiz
Week 8, Review Study Guide, Course Wrap and Discussion, Proctored Final 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 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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