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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Graybeal, Michael D.


Park University

Syllabus for:
MG 101 – Intro to Management
Term: Fall I 23 Aug – 17 Oct 04Class days: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 PMLocation: Education Office, Room GCredit Hours: 3
Instructor: Michael D. Graybeal
E-mail address: Michael.Graybeal@park.edu
Office phone: 781-377-8041 8am-4pm M-F EST
Cell phone: 781-698-9109 Anytime 8am-9pm EST (recommended)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: MG 101 – Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management faces in adopting and implementing policy. Intro of Management is designed to teach the concept of management for both profit and non-profit organizations; management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; and managerial skills and roles in today’s environment.
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.PREREQUISITES: None

REQUIRED RESOURCE MATERIALS:
“Fundamentals Of Management” Updated Fourth Edition 2004, by Dr. Stephen R. Robbins and David A. Decenzo, Prentice Hall, ISBN # 0-13-101964-3.

LEARNING 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 managerial 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.”

Please Note: The syllabus is only a plan. The instructor may modify the plan during the course. The requirements of the course may be altered from those appearing in the syllabus. Further, the plan contains criteria by which the student’s progress and performance in the course will be measured. These criteria may also be changed.

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. Work missed through unexcused absences must also 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 a grade of “F.” An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military 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.

SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignments must be completed and turned in on their respective due dates. If not, there will be a 10% deduction of the grade. For each additional class that the assignment hasn’t been turned in there will be an additional 10% deduction of grade.

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 from 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.”

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 American 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.
CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE:

AUGUST 24 – Go over course expectations, syllabus, and assignments
AUGUST 26 – Chapter 1
AUGUST 31 – Chapter 2
SEPTEMBER 2 – Chapter 3
SEPTEMBER 7 – TEST 1 (Over Chapters 1,2,3) and go over Chapter 4
SEPTEMBER 9 – Chapter 5
SEPTEMBER 14 – Chapter 6
SEPTEMBER 16 – Chapter 7
SEPTEMBER 21 – TEST 2 (Over Chapters 4,5,6,7) and go over Chapter 8
SEPTEMBER 23 – Chapter 9
SEPTEMBER 28 – Chapter 10 SEPTEMBER 30 – Chapter 11 OCTOBER 5 – TEST 3 (Over Chapters 8,9,10,11) and go over Chapter 12 OCTOBER 7 – TERM PAPER DUE and go over Chapter 13 OCTOBER 12 – Chapter 14 OCTOBER 14 – FINAL TEST 4 (Over Chapters 12,13,14)

HOMEWORK:The homework required for each class will be the “Reading for comprehension” and “Linking concepts to practice” questions at the end of each chapter. We will discuss those questions that coincide with the chapter. Your homework will then be collected to give you credit for completing them. Also, remember that reading the chapter before the class is always a part of your homework assignment.TERM PAPER AND PRESENTATION:Term paper and presentation will be based off of a list of choices that is located on the last page of the syllabus. Selection will be made on the first night of class. The term paper and presentation should be accomplished in a professional way by providing a clear and concise statement about your topic selection. EXAMINATIONS:

There will be four exams. Each exam will be worth 15% of your overall grade. The tests will consist of True/False and/or Multiple Choice questions. If you are unable to attend class the day of an exam, you will be required to request an exam outside class time and coordinate with Mrs. Dianne Smith (781-860-7275) and myself.
CLASS POLICIES:

We are all adults and we are all here to learn. Being courteous of the instructor and other peers in the class is of most importance. Food and drinks are allowed (not in computer rooms), as long as, they don’t interfere with the learning atmosphere and we clean up after ourselves. I do request that all pagers and cell phones be on buzzer. All other common class policies apply.

IMPORTANT GRADE INFORMATION:

Chapter Assignments – 10%
Term Paper – 10% Presentation – 10%
Exams – 60% (4 exams – 15% each) Participation and Attendance – 10%
Total percent – 100%
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = 59 and Below
I = An incomplete may be given to students who are passing, but have not completed some of the course requirements for reasons beyond the control of the student.


Letter Grade Criteria Defined:

A – At this grade level, the adult learner demonstrates insightful mastery of the course subject material and has achieved exceptional quality in precise understanding, and use of interdisciplinary courses and course key terms and theories in both written and oral communications format.

B – At this grade level, the adult learner exhibits professional competency and proper use of interdisciplinary courses and course subject material and demonstrates the skills to effectively use the key terms and theories of the course in both written and oral communications format.

C – At this grade level, the adult learner achieves a general understanding of the course subject material and demonstrates an adequate competency in the correct use of key terms and theories in both written and oral communications format.

D – At this grade level, the adult learner achieves a vague and minimally adequate understanding of the course subject material and demonstrates a marginal competency in the correct use of key terms and theories in both written and oral communications format.

F – At this grade level, the adult learner is unable to present a general understanding of the course subject material and demonstrates an inadequate competency in the correct use of key terms and theories in both written and oral communications format.
I - An incomplete may be given to students who are passing, but have not completed some of the course requirements for reasons beyond the control of the student.
Homework Schedule

Reading For Comprehension
· Chapter 1—page 21, questions 1-5—Due Aug 26
· Chapter 2—page 71, questions 1-8—Due Aug 31
· Chapter 3—page 99, questions 1-7—Due Sep 2
· Chapter 4—page 125, questions 1-6—Due Sep 7
· Chapter 5—page 163, questions 1-6—Due Sep 9
· Chapter 6—page 192, questions 1-6—Due Sep 14
· Chapter 7—page 222, questions 1-5—Due Sep 16
· Chapter 8—page 252, questions 1-6—Due Sep 21
· Chapter 9—page 272, questions 1-5—Due Sep 23
· Chapter 10—page 302, questions 1-5—Due Sep 28
· Chapter 11—page 334, questions 1-6—Due Sep 30
· Chapter 12—page 367, questions 1-7—Due Oct 5
· Chapter 13—page 394, questions 1-5—Due Oct 7
· Chapter 14—page 420, questions 1-6—Due Oct 12


Linking Concepts To Practice
· Chapter 1—page 21, questions 1-5—Due Aug 26
· Chapter 2—page 72, questions 1-5—Due Aug 31
· Chapter 3—page 99, questions 1-5—Due Sep 2
· Chapter 4—page 125, questions 1-5—Due Sep 7
· Chapter 5—page 163, questions 1-6—Due Sep 9
· Chapter 6—page 192, questions 1-6—Due Sep 14
· Chapter 7—page 222, questions 1-5—Due Sep 16
· Chapter 8—page 252, questions 1-5—Due Sep 21
· Chapter 9—page 273, questions 1-5—Due Sep 23
· Chapter 10—page 302, questions 1-5—Due Sep 28
· Chapter 11—page 334, questions 1-5—Due Sep 30
· Chapter 12—page 367, questions 1-6—Due Oct 5
· Chapter 13—page 394, questions 1-5—Due Oct 7
· Chapter 14—page 420, questions 1-5—Due Oct 12


*Reminder that in addition to the above homework, reading the chapter is also homework.
Topics for Term Paper and Presentation

· Chapter 2—Entrepreneurship
· Chapter 3—Management by Objective (MBO)
· Chapter 3—Six Sigma
· Chapter 4—Four Decision-Making Styles
· Chapter 5—Elements Of Organizational Structure
· Chapter 5—Centralization and Decentralization
· Chapter 6—Human Resource Management Process
· Chapter 6—Current Issues In Human Resource Management
· Chapter 7—Organizational Development
· Chapter 8—Organizational Behavior
· Chapter 9—Work Teams
· Chapter 9—Five Stages Of Team Development
· Chapter 10—Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Theory
· Chapter 10—Differentiate Theory X from Theory Y
· Chapter 11—Differences Between Managers and Leaders
· Chapter 12—Communication And Interpersonal Skills

*Presentation will be given during the specific chapter being discussed. **Term paper is due on 7 Oct 04.