MG352 Principles of Management

for F1T 2010

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MG 352 Principles of Management


F1T 2010 DLB


Peterson, Marcia


Senior Faculty - Instructor


MBA - Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
BS Des - The University of Michigan
Certified Online Instructor - Michigan Virtual University

Office Location

Grand Blanc, Michigan

Office Hours

6 - 8 p.m. EST

Daytime Phone

(810)516-6689 cell EST


Semester Dates

August 16 through October 10, 2010

Class Days

Monday through Sunday

Class Time




Credit Hours



Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009, 13th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN: 0073381500

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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:
Students and instructors learn mutually from each other.  Education is a lifelong effort and one that helps to improve understanding and quality of life.

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:




Due Day














Submit on three separate days of week. For maximum points, post no later than Thursday (Day 4)


Place on weekly Discussion Board




 Due Sunday, Day 7





Use link under weekly forum



Due Sunday, Day 7




Use link under Week 4 Forums


Due Sunday, Day 7






Submit to Discussion Board


Due Sunday, Day 7






Submit to Drop Box



Due Friday, Day 5






Use approved proctor site





























Proctor approved by end of week.



























Please see matrix above.  Class is based upon a total of 1,000 points.

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 assignments will be accepted without prior approval.  Extreme emergencies and military responsibilities will be considere, but need to be discussed with the instructor. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Mutual respect and netiquette are expected from all students. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Please see the one page matrix posted above.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
At any time, a graded assignment may be submitted for an originality query.  Any assignment that does not pass the query due to large segments of copied material, whether cited or not, will receive a grade of 0.  Write in your own words.

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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     My name is Marcia Peterson, and I am really pleased to be your instructor for MG352. The following will give you a brief sketch of my background and interests.

     I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but have lived in a variety of places including Ann Arbor MI., West Covina CA., Rosemead CA., Muncie IN., Port Huron MI., Brantford Ontario, Ishpeming MI, and back to Flint. My undergraduate degree is a BS in Design from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a concentration in Interior Design. My MBA was earned at Baker College Online/Flint. Currently, I am pursuing a Doctorate of Education through Northcentral University and hope to have my degree by late Fall, 2010.

    I am married and have 3 adult children with 3 grandsons and a granddaughter. My son is a career pilot with both the Navy ( A6 and P3-Orion) and Homeland Security (previously U.S. Customs) stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, my middle daughter previously lived in Las Vegas and is a professional poker player. She recently moved to Corpus Christi, TX. My youngest daughter recently relocated to Grand Blanc, Michigan to seek better career opportunities and pursue her love for photography. I have five grandchildren.

     After receiving my Bachelor's degree, I moved to California with 5 friends. I enjoyed the adventure, but missed the four seasons. I have NEVER regretted returning to Michigan!

     My first career as a professional Space Planner/Commercial Interior Designer in LA was glamorous and challenging. I worked for a furniture manufacturer that competed with Steelcase, GF, and other steel furniture companies. We worked with hospitals, schools, libraries and office interiors. When I returned to Flint the same type of opportunity did not exist and so I ended up as a "designer" for a local design studio. I continued to work as a free-lance designer for a period of time following my marriage and family.

     In addition to the design field, I have also worked as a substitute teacher, office manager for my husband's business, secretary, clerical supervisor, and stay-at-home mom. In 1989, I returned to work as a secretary for the Michigan Peer Review Organization in Flint. This triggered an interest in health care, and I was employed in the health care field for over ten years.  

     Although the past few years have not allowed much time to enjoy interests other than classes and computers, I SEEM to remember enjoying reading, playing bridge, gardening and genealogy. (I'm the sedentary type!) One of these days I plan on writing the novel that I have been thinking about for awhile. I like to travel, and have been able to visit Hawaii via a cruise on the Pride of America, the cruise ship owned by NCL. That was VERY nice!  We have also enjoyed an amazing cruise to Alaska. (The cruise ships have Internet connections, so it was a “working” vacation!) We have a condo on North Padre Island/Corpus Christi, TX which we visit about three times a year. The rest of the year we rent it out.



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