MG352 Principles of Management

for F2T 2007

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F2T 2007 DLC


Molina, Joseph G.


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Required Text: Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007, 12th    Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353014-7 or ISBN-10: 0-07-353014-X

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Course Description:
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

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, internet, research, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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  -- (one's peer reviews on two other student responses)
during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 by commenting on your other classmates' postings will be completed by posting two peer review responses not later then 12 Midnight EST (9pm Pacific Time). Peer responses should be something more than "nice post" an 20 words minimum per response. Week 8 Note: Assignments should be completed by Friday of week 8

2. Research Paper: 50 points (week seven)

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.


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

roctored 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.


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 and Management 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 and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Assignments: Late assignment(s) will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor. Weekly eCollege discussion and quizzes will not be accepted late.  Other assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. Late assignments will be reduced at least one letter grade. No late assignments will be accepted after week 7. 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 composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.   Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online and netiquette

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction, Movement, and Communication Skills
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 2: Decision Making, International Business, and Responsibilities
Read Text Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

Week 3: Planning, Strategic and Operations Management
Read Text Chapters 7 and 8
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

Week 4: Organizing Work, Structure and Developing Teams
Read Text Chapters 9, 10, and 11
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete the Mid Term Examination

Week 5: Staffing, Employee Developing and Motivation
Read Text Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate and Complete the Group Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

Week 6: Leadership, and Managing Conflict, Stress, Change, and Culture
Read Text Chapters 15, 16, and 17
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

Week 7: Controlling, Appraising and Rewarding Performance
Read Text Chapters 18 and 19
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete Research Paper

Week 8: Operations Control
Read Text Chapter 20
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete the Proctored Final Exam (Core Assessment)

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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