COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MG 101
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Management
TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Spring 2, 2005
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Gary R. Park
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Instructor
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Ed. Center, Cherry Point
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: 30 minutes prior to each class
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (252) 447-7397
PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES OF THE TERM: March 21 – May 15, 2005
CLASS SESSION DAYS: Monday and Wednesday evenings
CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:45-7:15 p.m. (1645-1915)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management face in adopting and implementing policy.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 management decision-making.
6. Define the terms “span of control” and “scope of authority.”
7. Define the terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency.”
8. Explain the similarities and differences in “leadership” and “management.”
COURSE TEXTBOOK: DuBrin, Andrew J. Essentials of Management. 7th Edition. Thomson: South-Western, 2005. ISBN 0-32432-1104.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled for Park.
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in the grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency. Classes missed for legitimate reasons such as Temporary Additional Duty (TAD), illness, or family emergencies are excusable, but the student must notify the instructor PRIOR to his or her absence, and complete all assignments.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives identified above through class discussion, quizzes, and examinations will be the basis for each student’s final grade.
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 and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student’s ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.
1 Mon 3/21 Course and Text Overview; Discuss Ch 1 Ch 1
Wed 3/23 Discuss Ch 2 Ch 2
2 Mon 3/28 No Class/Individual Study
Wed 3/30 Discuss Ch 3 & 4 Ch 3 & 4
3 Mon 4/4 Discuss Ch 5 Ch 5
Wed 4/6 Discuss Ch 6 & 7 Ch 6 & 7
4 Mon 4/11 Discuss Ch 8; Mid-Term Review, Ch 1-8 Ch 8
Wed 4/13 Mid-Term Examination, Chapters 1-8
5 Mon 4/18 Discuss Ch 9 Ch 9
Wed 4/20 Discuss Chapters 10 & 11 Ch 10 & 11
6 Mon 4/25 Discuss Chapter 12 Ch 12
Wed 4/27 Discuss Chapters 13 & 14 Ch 13 & 14
7 Mon 5/2 Discuss Chapter 15 Ch 15
Wed 5/4 Discuss Chapters 16 & 17 Ch 16 & 17
8 Mon 5/9 Final Course Review
Wed 5/11 Final Examination
1. Final grade determination is based on the following components, weighted as Indicated:
Class Discussion Participation: 24%
Article Review: 10%
Mid-Term Examination: 33%
Final Examination: 33%
2. Letter grades will be determined as indicated:
Important Dates to Remember:
Beginning of Term: March 21, 2005
Last Day of Add/Drop: March 28, 2005
Last Day of Withdrawal: April 22, 2005
End of Term: May 15, 2005