MG101 Introduction to Management

for F2HH 2004

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Course Number: MG 101
Course Title: Introduction to Management
Instructor: Clinton J. Asbury III
Term Dates: Oct 11 – Dec 12, 2004, 2004
Fall II 2004
Meeting Time Mondays, 5:30 10:30PM
Site: BLDG 50 / RM
Phone: 320-4053 (O)
E mail


I. Course Description:

The course objective is to introduce or improve the leadership and management skills for persons in or entering organizational leadership positions. The course will cover the following topics: Management Concepts, Planning and Decision Making, Organizing, Staffing and Leading, Controlling, and Special Concerns.

II. Goals of the Course:

To provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of the topics mentioned in the description above and to know how to apply these concepts to real world problems.

III. Learning Objectives:

The student will be exposed to the various principles of management and how to be an effective leader and manager.

IV. Required Literacies:

The four aspects of “Critical” Literacy will be met through various speaking, writing, and research assignments. The four aspects of “Values” Literacy will be met through constant self-analysis, class discussion, and application of class topics.

V. Course Arrangements:

Lecture, in class case studies, individual and group problem solving sessions. To do well in the class, it is recommended that the student:
• Come to every class
• Read the material before coming to class
• Do all the recommended homework assignments
• Review past material regularly
• Ask questions when they have them. Q&A will be held at the start of each class.

VI. Course Requirements:

After the first night of classes, students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the concepts and to work in class skill-building exercises. Students are required to complete all scheduled tests and exams. If one of these measurements is missed due to an EXCUSED absence, a makeup test/examination will be given. No make ups will be given for any "pop quizzes". Pop quizzes will generally be given toward the end of class and any points earned will be added to scheduled test grades as bonus points.

VII. Course Text:

Plunkett, “MANAGEMENT – Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations”, 8th Edition

VIII. Supplemental Resource Materials:

Student Resource CD-ROM, Study Book

IX. Class Meeting and Examination Schedule:

The list below shows what is planned, some sessions may cover more material than indicated. There may also be additional topics covered that are not in the text.

Date Chapter Assignments Topic

1. 11 OCT Intro to Class Syllabus

2. 18 OCT 1 & 2 Management: An Overview
In Class Cases Mgmt Thought: Past and Present

3. 25 OCT 3,4,5 Mgmt Ethics & Social Responsibility
In Class Cases Mgmt Commitment to Quality
The Manager’s Environment

4. 1 NOV 6 & 7 Organizational Planning
In Class Cases Strategic Planning & Management TEST #1 Chapters 1,2,3,4,5

5. 8 NOV 8, 9, 11 (Ch 10 not covered) Making Decisions
In Class Cases Organizing Principles
Organizational Culture & Change

6. 15 NOV 12, 13 Staffing
In Class Cases Communication: Interpersonal & Org
TEST #2 Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 11

7. 22 NOV 14, 15, 16 Human Motivation
In Class Cases Leadership
Team Management & Conflict

8. 29 NOV 17, 19, 21 (Ch 18 & 20 not covered) Information Mgmt Systems In Class Cases Control Techniques
Succeeding in Your Organization

9. 6 DEC FINAL EXAM All Covered Chapters

X. Class Policies:

a. Attendance:

Students are expected to come to all classes and to be on time. Roll will be taken each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness, temporary duty assignments, are excusable; however, the student must turn in missed homework assignments upon their return to class. Scheduled quizzes missed due to absence must be taken prior to the last week of class, otherwise the student will receive 0 (zero) points for the measurement (Pop quizzes cannot be rescheduled). In order to give you an "Excused Absence", I must have documentation as to why you were absent, (Park University policy). Three unexcused absences are excessive and will result in an "F" for a final grade. Two consecutive unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the class. Also, the Resident Center Administrator will be informed. Absolutely no children in class! Absolutely no cell phones or beepers in class!

b. Academic Honesty:

While group study is highly encouraged outside the classroom, students are expected to do their own work while in class. If determined by the instructor that such dishonesty has occurred on an assignment, quiz or exam, the student(s) involved will normally be given a grade of F and dropped from the course. The second violation results in automatic expulsion from the school. The Director will be notified in writing of the action taken. As written in the 2001-2002 Park University catalog: "Academic honesty is required of all members of the learning community. Hence, the university 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 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". See 2001-2002 Park Catalog, pg 48.

XI. Grading Policy:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Class Participation 10%
Tests 30%
Cases 20%
Final 40%

"Incompletes" are only to be given in place of a grade in extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control (excessive TDY, hospitalization, etc.). If a student does not show up for the final, an "incomplete" is never automatically given. Only if you contact the instructor and provide documentation for an excused absence will an "Incomplete" be given. All "Incompletes" are subject to approval by the Administrator. Students with "Incompletes" have 60 days from the last day of the term to make up their grade. If not made up, "Incompletes" become "Fs".

Tests will consist of objective questions and/or problems to test the students knowledge of concepts and skill in using these concepts in problem solving. This does not preclude topics from earlier lessons/chapters, since the lessons build upon one another. You will be given approximately one and one half hours to complete a test.

In class case presentations will require each student to prepare a short briefing to the class to be delivered at the beginning of each class. The briefing will discuss the “Management in Action” Case and the “Application” Case contained in the assigned chapter or other cases as assigned by the Instructor. Student grade will be based upon the neatness, organization, and content of the written briefing outline, to be handed in to the Instructor after the briefing, and how well the briefing covers the chapter management issues that are contained in the cases.

Final Exam is more extensive. This test will cover all chapters covered during the term and include a variety of question types. You will normally be given 3 hours to complete this exam. Reading the required assignments, attending class, and participating in class exercises will be essential in order to do well on this measurement. The final exam is a required measurement; those not completing the final will receive a failing grade.

The following grading scale will be used to determine course letter grades:

90 100 A
80 89 B
70 79 C
60 69 D
Below 60 F
(or three unexcused absences)

Final exams can be returned by mail. On or before the last day of class, students can submit a large self addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Exams will be returned immediately upon grading.

XII. Special Needs:

Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the term. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation.