MG352 Principles of Management

for F2T 2009

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2T 2009 DLC


Joi Bascomb


Ph.D. Candidate International Business
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in International Business, Management Information Systems, & Economics

Office Hours

By appointment


Semester Dates

10/19/09 - 12/13/09

Credit Hours



Management: Skills and Application 13th Edition
     Authors: Rue and Byars
     Publisher: McGraw-Hill Irwin
     ISBN: 0073381500

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Course Description:

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 relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

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:

Discussion - One's well-researched and referenced response is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well-researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers, or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Initial discussion posts should be present by Thursday of every week.  Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the week's start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time to formulate a strategy in providing a well-researched and referenced discussion.  A minimum of two peer reviews are required by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. In week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post".  

Group Work - During week 5 initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted by midnight on Sunday of week 5.

Quizzes - Due weekly 

Midterm Examination - Completed during week 4.  One is only allowed to take this exam once.  If the exam requires a reset or restart for any reason, points will be deducted from the final score, so ensure you have a stable internet connection before starting the exam. Two hours are provided to complete the exam.

Research Paper - Submitted during week 7 (use template provided) 

Final Examination - (Student Distribution Tri-Modal  - Case Study/Analysis) The proctored final exam must be completed in order to pass this course.   The comprehensive final is not a take-home test; although, read aheads or reviews may be provided.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.


Discussion 210 Points                                     
Final Exam 300 Points
Group Work 30 Points
Midterm Exam 100 Points
Quizzes 160 Points
Research Paper 200 Points
Total 1000 Points

A = 900 - 1000

B = 800 - 899
C = 700 - 799
D = 600 - 699
F = < 600

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:
Late assignments will NOT be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1               

Read chapters 1, 2, and 3
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct self-check
Complete quiz

Week 2 Read chapters 4, 5, and 6
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct the self-check
Complete quiz
Week 3 Read chapters 7 and 8
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct self-check
Complete quiz
Week 4                       Read chapters 9, 10 and 11
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct self-check
Complete quiz
Complete midterm exam
Week 5 Read chapters 12, 13, and 14
Read lecture
Complete collaborative group work participation
Conduct self-check
Complete quiz
Week 6

Read chapters 15, 16, and 17
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct the self-check
Complete quiz

Week 7 Read chapters 18 and 19
Read lecture
Participate in classroom discussion  
Conduct the self-check
Complete research
Complete quiz
Week 8 Read chapter 20
Review all chapters, lectures, and self-checks
Read lecture
Participate in the classroom discussion  
Conduct self-check
Complete quiz
Proctored final examination (Case Study/Analysis)

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.
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

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