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MG 352 Principles of Management
Peterson, Marcia


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.

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Course

MG 352 Principles of Management

Semester

U1T 2009 DLC

Faculty

Peterson, Marcia

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSdes - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MBA - Baker Center for Graduate Studies, Flint, MI
Certified Online Instructor - Michigan Virtual University

Office Location

Michigan & Texas

Office Hours

daily

Daytime Phone

(810)516-6689  cell EST

E-Mail

marcia.peterson@park.edu

MAPeterson01@aol.com

Semester Dates

June 1 to July 26, 2009

Class Days

Monday through Sunday

Class Time

T24/7

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

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

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
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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:
Teaching empowers both the teacher and the student to learn and grow from each others knowledge and experience. It is an interactive activity that encourages resourcefulness, respect and responsibility in the quest for new knowledge. Teaching is not a one sided act, but requires both a leader and a follower. The ability to generate excitement in the student for the topic at hand is the reward for teaching well.

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:
 

MG352 GRADED ASSIGNMENT MATRIX

WEEK

 

Due Day

 

 

 

 

Location

READING

 

 

 

 

Chapters

DISCUSSION

 

Submit on three separate days of week. For maximum points, post no later than Thursday (Day 4)

 

Place on weekly Discussion Board

 

QUIZ

 

 Due Sunday, Day 7

 

 

 

 

Use link under weekly forum

MID TERM

 

Due Sunday, Day 7

 

 

 

Use link under Week 4 Forums

GROUP PROJECT

Due Sunday, Day 7

 

 

 

 

 

Submit to Discussion Board

RESEARCH PAPER

Due Sunday, Day 7

 

 

 

 

 

Submit to Drop Box

FINAL EXAM

 

Due Friday, Day 5

 

 

 

 

 

Use approved proctor site

 

WEEKLY

TOTAL

ONE

1,2,3

30

20

50

TWO

4,5,6

30

20

50

THREE

7,8

30

20

50

FOUR

9,10,11

30

20

100

150

FIVE

12,13,14

20

30

Proctor approved by end of week.

50

SIX

15,16,17

30

20

50

SEVEN

18,19

30

20

200

250

EIGHT

20

30

20

300

350

TOTAL

210

160

100

30

200

300

1,000

Grading:
 

DISCUSSION  (30 points weekly - 210 points = 21% of grade)
QUIZ (20 points per week = 160 points / 16% of grade): Weekly
MIDTERM (100 points): Week 4 = 10% of overall grade
GROUP WORK (30 points or 3% of grade): Week 5
RESEARCH PAPER (200 points = 20% of grade) due Week 7
FINAL (300 points = 30% of overall grade): Week 8

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:
 Any assignment posted later than the due date will receive “0” credit. The only exception to this is if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. In the workplace, late submission of work is not acceptable, nor is it in the academic world. Keep a calendar for due dates and strive to achieve them.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respect for others in the class is expected.  Avoid discussions of politics or religion unless directly applicable to the concepts being discussed.  The instructor reserves the right to remove any posts deemed inappropriate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Please see posted matrix on this syllabus.  All assignments, due dates, and locations to submit are identified on that matrix.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
All major writing projects will be queried for originality.  Any assignment not meeting the requirements for citing and referencing outside sources will earn a grade of 0.  Repeated violations will be reported to the Park Administration.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:6/18/2009 10:22:10 AM