MG101 Introduction to Management

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


F2Z 2009 ML


Jefferson, Mark D.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelors Degree Social Psychology; Park University
Masters Degree Management/Human Resources; Troy State
Currently attending Doctorates of Management; Northwestern University

Office Location

341st Comptroller-Contracting Office, Bldg 145 Malmstrom AFB

Office Hours

M-F 0700-1630

Daytime Phone

(406) 799-3160

Other Phone

Work (406) 731-4004


Semester Dates

October 19 - December 13, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM



Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Management; Essential Concepts and Applications: Stephen P. Robbins/ David A. DeCenzo; 6th Edition (2008). Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 13: 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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, open discussions, examinations, Internet research, videos, writings, and legal case files in management. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively and open explorations of ideas, issues, contradictions, and respectful debates.

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 Students class assessment shall include and be completed through the use of chapter assignments/quizzes, midterm/final exam, research papers, and class attendance/participation.


A = 90 - 100% (1000-900 pts)
B = 89 - 80%  (899-800 pts)
C = 79 - 70% (799-700 pts)
D = 69 - 60% (699-600 pts)
F = 59% and below (599-0 pts)
Attendance = 10 % or 100 pts
Participation = 10% or 100 pts
Research Paper = 25% or 250 pts
Mid Term Exam = 25% or 250 pts
Final Exam = 30% or 300 pts
Total Points 1000   

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the policy of this course that assignments/research papers be turned in no later than the due date specified in the syllabus or given in the class room by the instructor. If an assignment or research paper is to be turned in late it must be pre-approved by the class instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

- All students, instructors, facilitators, and guests will be respectful of each other at all times.
- Students are expected to be on time for the start of class.
- Although you may disagree with a students, instructors, or facilitators point of view, you must respect the individual at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Oct 19 & 20
Introductions, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2: Oct 26 and 28
Chapters 3 & 4, Class Research Paper Discussion
Week 3: Nov 2 and 3
Chapters 5 & 6
Week 4: Nov 9 and 11
Chapter 7,  Mid Term Review (9 Nov), Mid Term Exam, Chapter 8  (11 Nov)
Week 5: Nov 16 and 18 
Chapters 9 & 10
Week 6: Nov 23 and 25
Chapters 11 & 12
Week 7: Nov 30 and Dec 2
Chapters 13 & 14, Research paper due Dec 2
Week 8: Dec 7 and 9
Course review for Final Exam, Final Exam (Dec 9)
Students will be required to complete a 4 to 6 page research paper in APA format (special note: this instructor does not minus points for exceeding the 6 page maximum). The 4 to 6 pages do not include the cover and reference pages. Students must use a minimum of four references and references are to be from acceptable APA references.
RESEARCH PAPER: Research and submit a 4 to 6 page paper on the aspects of "Management and the Global Environment".  

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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