MG371 Mgt & Organizational Behavior

for F1B 2012

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MG 371 Mgt & Organizational Behavior


F1B 2012 BL


Powe, Reginal E.


Senior Adjunct Faculty


MA- Management
MA- Human Resources Development

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Office Hours

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Semester Dates

20 August 2012 - 14 october 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Essentials of Contemporary Management, 5th Edition, Jones, Gareth R., & George, Jennifer M.

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Course Description:
MG 371 Management and Organizational Behavior: This course is the study of management as an academic discipline. As such, the functions, activities and principles of management and organizational leadership in business and other institutions are presented and examined. The philosophy, history, current practices and issues in the areas of motivation and human relations, individual behavior, small group behavior, intergroup behavior, organizational effectiveness, and development are presented and discussed in the context of managing organizations in a global society. 3:0:3

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

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply basic management theories to supervisory/management functions
  2. Demonstrate the importance of communication in achieving superior results in organizations
  3. Demonstrate applications of ethical standards in a socially responsible manner
  4. Describe the inter-relationship of resources in business operations
Class Assessment:
Examinations, Case Study, Presentation and Journals


1st Exam      15%      150 points
2nd Exam     15%      150 points
3rd exam      20%      200 points
Case Study   20%      200 points
Presentation  20%      200 points
Journals         10%      100 points
Total             100%      1000 points
Case Study - Students will analyze a case study to determine possible problem areas of cause and effect.  Provide reasonable solutions to issues coincident with relevant models, theory and best practices.  500-700 word document in APA 6 format and style.
Oral presentation - 8-10 minutes presentation on your case study relevance to course material, theory and findings.
Journal articles - (2) 300 word analysis on Leadership/Management articles relating to Business issues
A= 1000-900 points
B= 899-800 points
C=799-700 points
D=699-600 points
F= 599 points and below   

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 work must be submitted on the date indicated in the syllabus or dates established in class, to include examinations.  Late submissions will be handled on a case by case basis, along with associated penalties (10% deduction for each day work is late).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and the student will receive a failing grade.  Students are ecpected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class.  Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the Instuctor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the Instructor to make-up any assignments.  Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office.  Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy.  If an unexpected absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the Instructor at either the phone number or email address listed on the first page of this syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
21 August - Course Introduction
23 August - Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2
28 August - Chapters 3 & 4
30 August - Chapter 5 & review for Exam #1 
Week 3
4 September - Exam #1
6 September - Chapters 6 & 7
Week 4
11 September - Chapters 8 & 9
13 September - Chapter 10 & review for Exam #2
Week 5
18 September - Exam #2
20 September - Chapters 11 & 12
Week 6
25 September - Chapters 13 & 14
27 September - Review for Final Exam
Week 7
2 October - Final Exam
4 October - Case Study due & Presentations
Week 8
9 October - Presentations
11 October - Course Summary & closure

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 93

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 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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