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MG 352 Principles of Management
Molina, Joseph G.


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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 352 Principles of Management

Semester

S1T 2010 DLH

Faculty

Molina, Joseph

Title

Senior Faculty

Office Location

Online

Other Phone

760-726-0675 (Emergency Only)

E-Mail

joseph.molina@park.edu

Semester Dates

11 January - 7 March 2010

Class Days

On-Line

Class Time

On-Line

Prerequisites

As determined by the University

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009, 13th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars or 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:

Welcome to Principles of Management (MG 352)! As outlined by Rue and Byars, in Management: Skills and Applications, management is part of every business person's life. Management concepts apply equally to public, private, not-for-profit, religious organizations, large corporations, or small entrepreneurial firms. The principles of management are usually performed by the three levels or types of managers—senior management, middle management, and supervisory management. By studying the principles, knowledge about management can be categorized and examined.

Management skills (conceptual, human relations, and technical) are closely related. Leaders in the modern business environment come from a variety of backgrounds. The rich diversity present in modern management adds differing viewpoints and intellectual skills that enable an organization firm to compete in the international and domestic environment. (Rue and Byars, 2007)

Together, we will learn the key principles used in managing an organization: decision-making, ethical responsibilities, planning, operations, organizing, teams, staffing, development, motivation, leadership, conflict, controlling, rewarding and managing change. We will use readings, videos, lectures, case studies, self checks, and discussions as knowledge building tools. This junior level course cumulates with summative assessments that include a research paper and proctored final examination.

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:

Graded Activities Breakdown:

1. Discussion: 140 total broken down as follows:

Summary  --  Discussion (one's well researched and referenced response), during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 The well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspaper or other sources used in the formulation of your response. 

Peer Reviews  -- During weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 by commenting on your other classmates' postings will be completed by posting peer review responses not later then 12 Midnight EST (9pm Pacific Time). 20 words minimum per response. Week 8 Note: Assignments should be completed by Friday of week 8

2. Research Paper: 50 points 

3. Lecture Assignment: 20 points per week = 160 points total (2 peer reviews required)

4. Quiz (one each week): 175 points total

5. Mid-Term Examination: 50 points (week four)

6. Groupwork: 50 Points (week 5)

7. Final Examination (Core Assessment - Case) = 300 Points (32.4% - Week eight, proctored) The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. The comprehensive final is a proctored closed book and closed notes exam and it must be completed by Thursday of Week 8.

Grading:

Week             1      2     3        4      5      6      7      8            Total Points        

Discussion     20   20    20     20    ---     20    20     20                140       15.1%

Lecture          20   20    20     20     20     20    20    20                160       17.3%

Quiz              13   26    26     20     26     24     24    16               175       18.9%

Mid-Term                               50                                                 50        5.4%

Research                                                         50                       50       5.4%

Group-Work                                    50                                        50       5.4%

Final Exam                                                                     300       300     32.4%

Total Course Points: 925

Proctored final examination - An examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Web Site.

Other Information on proctored exams:

It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 4th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.

Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor based on University policy.

A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.

Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.


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Overall Course Grading Scale:

A = 90 –100   Points

B = 80 - 89      Points

C = 70 –79     Points  

D = 60 –69     Points

F = 59 and below is a failing grade

Grading Rubrics/Criteria: The rubric can be accessed under "DocSharing" Tab. Although a separate topic under "Course Home", the rubric is considered an integral part of the overall syllabus.

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:
No Late Assignment permitted. If approved by Instructor, a late assignment will be reduced by one half (1/2) the points. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, should complete assignments prior to departure.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be class/topic related; composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Inappropriate messages,
offensive, rude or unprofessional communication will be automatically removed by Instructor.
Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

WEEK ONE


Read Text Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK TWO

Read Chapters 4 and 5
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK THREE

Read Chapters 6 and 7

Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK FOUR

Read Chapters 8, 9, and 10
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete the mid-term examination

WEEK FIVE

Read Chapters 11, 12, and 13
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Complete Collaborative Group Work Participation
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK SIX

Read Chapters 14, 15, and 16
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK SEVEN

Read Chapters 17, 18, and 19
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete Research
Complete the Quiz

WEEK EIGHT

Read Chapter 20
Review all chapters, lectures, and self-checks
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Take 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:
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

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:12/21/2009 12:18:20 PM