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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Soeder, Kevin M.


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.

Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

F1I 2010 EM

Faculty

Soeder, Kevin M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA - University of Maryland, University College
BA - American Military University

Office Location

USS Kearsarge

E-Mail

kevin.soeder@park.edu

kevin.soeder@usmc.mil

kevin.soeder@kearsarge.usmc.mil

Semester Dates

15 February - 15 May 2011

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Textbook: Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications, 7th Edition.  Authors: Robbins, DeCenzo and Coulter ISBN-13: 978-0-13-610982-9. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
MG101 Introduction to Management: Basic functions of management with emphasis on the behavioral problems management face in adopting and implementing policy. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

To foster learning through an interactive classroom environment centering on critical thinking and the exchange of ideas between the instructor and student, augmented by textbook readings, in-class instruction via lecture method, chapter homework assignments, a management paper and mid-term and final examinations.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  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. Compare and contrast “leadership” and “management.”


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and explain the four functions of management.
  2. Define organizational culture and explain why understanding it is important to effective management.
  3. Understand the decision-making process and the role that it plays in successful management.
  4. Explain how technology has changed management for better and for worse and provide examples of each.
Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG101. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions. 

 This core assessment is 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. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. 

 No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Class Assessment:

Class assessment will be based on the following deliverables:
- Classroom Participation
- (14) Homework Assignments (one per chapter)
- (1) 3-5 Page Management Paper (topic, criteria and grading rubric to be handed out in class)
- (1) Mid-term Examination
- (1) Final Examination

Grading:

Grading Point Values:

The following point values will be utilized:
   - Class Participation = (18) classes x (10) points per class = 180 points
   - Homework = (14) assignments x (10) points each = 140 points
   - Management Paper = 180 points
   - Midterm Examination = 200 points
   - Final Examination = 300 points


Grading Procedures:
 
Grades are based off of the following 1000 point scale, with letter grades assigned as follows:
   A = 900 - 1000 points
   B = 800 - 899 points
   C = 700 - 799 points
   D = 600 - 699 points
   F = Below 600 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 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.

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:
All course material must be submitted on time as per due dates prescribed in the syllabus and/or class.  All late submissions will incur the following penalty: material submitted less than two days late will result in a 10% point deduction, material submited more than two days late will result in zero credit.  In the event of non-availability due to an emergency or operational committment, students must coordinate with the instructor in advance to solidify an alternate due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Academic dishonesty will result in immediate withdrawl from the class with a failing grade.  Students are expected to attend all classes (student attendance will be recorded), show up on time, and actively participate.  Student participation is a grading criteria, with results reflected in each student's final grade.  In the event that a student cannot be present for a sceduled class, it is his or her responsibility to notify the instructor via email of their pending absence in advance, as well as to coordinate with the instructor to make-up the material and assignments missed.   

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class 1:  Class Introduction / Chapter 1 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 2:  Grade and Review Chapter 1 Homework / Chapter 2 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 3:  Grade and Review Chapter 2 Homework / Chapter 3 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 4:  Grade and Review Chapter 3 Homework / Chapter 4 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 5:  Grade and Review Chapter 4 Homework / Chapter 5 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 6:  Grade and Review Chapter 5 Homework / Chapter 6 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 7:  Grade and Review Chapter 6 Homework / Chapter 7 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 8:  Grade and Review Chapter 7 Homework / Mid-Term Examination Review / Management Paper Assignment
Class 9:  Mid-term Examination
Class 10:  Mid-term Examination Review / Chapter 8 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 11:  Grade and Review Chapter 8 Homework / Chapter 9 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 12:  Grade and Review Chapter 9 Homework / Chapter 10 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 13:  Grade and Review Chapter 10 Homework / Chapter 11 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 14:  Grade and Review Chapter 11 Homework / Chapter 12 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 15:  Grade and Review Chapter 12 Homework / Chapter 13 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 16:  Grade and Review Chapter 13 Homework / Chapter 14 Lecture and Homework Assignment
Class 17:  Grade and Review Chapter 14 Homework / Turn-in Management Paper / Final Examination Review
Class 18:  Final Examination

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 (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
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

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.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

I would like to welcome each of you to Introduction to Management (MG-101).  Over the next 18 classes you will learn a great deal of information specific to the fundamentals of management, to include essential concepts and applications.  In order to maximize your learning potential throughout the course, I ask that you commit to the following personal goals:

   - Attend all classes (inform me in advance if you cannot attend a class)

   - Come prepared for each class (complete chapter readings prior to the class lectures)

   - Complete all assignments on time (homework, management paper) 

   
- Study for the mid-term and final examinations

I applaud each and every one of you for choosing to advance your college education while on deployment.  I am committed to ensuring that you all reach your goal of course completion and look forward to guiding you through the class.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


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Last Updated:2/24/2011 2:19:52 PM