MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1A 2013 BE


Lewis, Leslie Hugh


Adjunct Faculty


M. Ed. – HRD/Adult Ed Leadership, University of Texas at Austin
MBA Management Systems/Psychology, University of North Texas
BBA Economics/Finance and Management, Baylor University

Office Location

Rm 209 Austin Center Campus

Office Hours

3-11PM MW

Daytime Phone

512-251-4061 (SGI Consulting)



Semester Dates

Spring 1-2013 -1-14 to 3-10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM



Credit Hours



Management: Skills and Applications, 13/e

Leslie W. Rue, Georgia State University
Lloyd L. Byars, Georgia Institute of Technology

Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009, 13th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-338150-3 or MHID: 0-07-338150-0
MANAGEMENT, 13e is a concise, value-priced paperback that presents the fundamentals of management principles to students. It continues its tradition of presenting principles of management in a straightforward and accessible manner, focusing on the essential skills that are needed to become a successful manager. You can buy it new or used or even rent it too.

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Course Description:
MG352 Principles of Management : 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:

As your facilitator my educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. We will use case studies and team based learning to make a more industry like environment. My goal is to expose you to applications that you can take back to your organization. As a manager you must “learn to wear many hats” within the organization.

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. Demonstrate how a competitive advantage can be attained through differentiation using the value chain concept.
  2. 2. Describe social capital and how it can be developed within the firm.
  3. 3. Analyze the industry environment starting with the remote environment to determine the effect on the competitive position of the company.
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:

Class Assessment:


Total Points

Pct of Grade

Class Participation



Exam 1



Exam 2



Exam 3



Case Analysis



Final Exam





 The additional Learning Objectives stated will be primarily tested on the Final Exam and secondarily on the Case Analysis requirement.





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 There are two exams, a mid term (200 points) and a final (300 points).  A final case analysis for 200 points, homework assignments for 120 points, class participation for 100 points, and class attendance at 80 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:

Late submission of work will not be accepted unless the instructor has been notified in advance. Points will be deducted based on the date of submission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Come to class.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Stay for the entire class. 
  • Read assigned material before class.
  • Participate in class discussions.
  • Please be considerate of your fellow students.
  • Do not use cell phones, laptop computers, or other similar devices during class.
  • If you have an issue please talk with me early on.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:




Introduction and Chapter 1

Exercise 1.1 – page 17


Chapter 2

Review Questions 2, 6, 14 – page 40


Chapter 3

Exercise 3.2 – page 60


Chapter 4

Exam 1


Chapter 5

Exercise 5.3 – page 111


Chapter 6

Case Incident 6.1 – page 126


Chapter 7

Review Questions 4, 9, 13 – page 150


Chapter 8

Exam 2


Chapter 9

Case Incident 9.2 – page 201


Chapter 10

Exercise 10.2 – page 216 (in class – groups to be assigned)


Chapter 11

Exercise 11.1 – page 238


Chapter 12

Exam 3


Chapter 13

Exercise 13.2 – page 279 (in class – groups to be assigned)


Chapter 14

Exercise 14.2 – page 298


Chapter 15

Case Analysis


Final Exam

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

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