MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1J 2013 PV


Conner, Rosalind G.


Adjunct Faculty


BA Psychology
Master's of Science in Management

Office Hours

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Semester Dates

January 16 - March 11, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours


Management, 13th edition
Author:  Leslie W. Rue/Lloyd L. Byars
ISBN:  13:978-0-07-338150-3
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Irwin

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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 relations. Lecture, discussion and cases are used. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Students will be involved in active learning consisting of research, writing, oral presentations and a final exam to aid in the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions of the business management environment in which we work today.  together we will explore the roles that managers ply in the growth and development of their organization.  My role is to challenge your management thoughts, skills and abilities.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1.  Discuss current and future management directions
  2. 2.  Explain management practices in our global economic environment
  3. 3. Compare and contrast ethical and social responsibilities in the workplace today
  4. 4.  Discuss managment responsibilities and strategies in today's diverse climate
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:
Each student is responsible for materials covered in reading the chapters, handouts, projects and a book review. The group project will require you to work in a group, select an organization upon the instructor's approval and apply your understanding of "Management" to that organization.  There will also be quizzes to test your understanding of the materials covered in class including the instructor learning outcomes, a comprehensive final exam also including the instructor learning outcomes and other class presentations covering material in the chapters as assigned.  A book review; any management book that much be at least 150 pages in length will be presented in class.  All assignments including the expectation of each assignment will be explained the first night of class.  The current events presented should be any article from the internet, professional journal, newspaper, etc. pertinent to what we will cover in class.  The article will be submitted to the instructor and should be be more than 3 months old.  A case study will be completed in class covering much of the material covered in class

Case Study                            150 points = 15%
Comprehensive Final Exam  200 points = 20%
Quizzes                                 100 points = 10%
Group Project                       200 points = 20%
Current Events                     100 points = 10%
Book Review                        150 points = 15%
Class Participation               100 points - 10%
TOTAL POINTS:              1000 points = 100%

90 - 100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F

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:
Instructor requires at least one week advance notice if you will be missing a class/assignment due to work obligations. In that situation only; will a makeup be permitted.  You are responsible to contact another student for any material missed during your absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each class.  Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes.  All students are expected to participate in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Come prepared to discuss chapters 1 - 3, syllabus review, projects will be discussed
Week 2 - Come prepared to discuss chapters 4 - 6, current event #1 due
Week 3 - Come prepared to discuss Chapters 7 - 9, current event #2 due
Week 4 - Come prepared to discuss chapters 8 - 10, current event #3 due
Week 5 - Come prepared to discuss chapters 11 - 13, book review
Week 6 - Come prepared to discuss chapters 14 & 15, current event #4 due
Week 7 - Come prepared to discuss chapter 16,  case study
Week 8 - Final exam and group project

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
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