MG371 Mgt & Organizational Behavior

for F2B 2012

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MG 371 Management & Organizational Behavior


F2B 2012 BL


Ferby, Clifford J.




Master of Arts - Management
BS - Management

Office Location

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Semester Dates

22 October 2012 - 16 December 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



Essentials of Contemporary Management
5th Edition
Gareth R. Jones
Jennifer M. George
ISBN 978-0-07802934-9
Copyright 2012

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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 instructor's educational philosophy is one of interaction and critical thinking with adult learners.  Students will be engaged through lectures, discussion and classroom participation.  Students will be required to analyze, critique and synthesize all of the information that is learned throughout the course.  The lecturer will engage the students and encourage the sharing of experiences and knowledge as it is applied to real-world scenarios.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain, through student presentations, the importance of management and organizational behavior.
  2. Discuss leadership competencies and theory to resolve conflict, building effective teams and promote organizational performance.
  3. Discuss basic management theories associated with supervision and leadership.
  4. Analyze theories of motivation and communication.
Class Assessment:
Examinations, student presentations, homework assignments and participation
These are the variety of methods that will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course.
The Mid-Term and Final examinations will test your knowledge of of presented course materials.  These exams will be in either mutiple choice, fill in the blank, essay o combination of these methodologies.
The student presentation (10-15 minutes in duration) will be on a manager or organization of the student's choosing.  The student will then compare this manager or organization with one of the chapters from the textbook.
Homework assignments will be derived from the textbook.  It is critical to purchase the textbook in order to be successful in this course.
Participation points are earned by being in class and actively engaging the instructor and other students. 


Point accumulation for grades:      
900 - 1000  points
800 -   899  points  
700 -   799  points  
600 -   699  points  
Less Than 600 points      

Class Participation (20%)          
Homework Assignments (5) (20%)
Group oral presentation and essay of a leader (20%)
Mid-term Examination (20%) 
Final Examination (20%) 
Total Points Possible

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 on the syllabus.  The instructor will not accept late work without prior approval.  The student cannot show up on the day that an assignment is due and expect the instructor accept late work at this particular point.  The student must be very familiar with the syllabus.  It is the student's responsibility to realize when assignments are due and submit those assignments on time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is my assumption that every student is here to learn.  Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Students are expected to be prepared for all classes and participate in class discussion.  Students will not utilize their cell phone, IPADs, Laptop and any electronic devices to search Facebook, Twitter or like Social Media during the class lecture.  It is disruptive behavior and will not be tolerated.  Walking out of class without notifying the instructor will be considered an unexcused absence. Classroom conduct that is considered prejudicial to a positive learning environment will not be tolerated and could result in disenrollment.  Each student will prepare a 10 - 15 minute presentation on and organization or manager of their choosing.  The student will compare and contrast this organization or manager to one of the chapters out of the textbook.  Presentation dates will be determined the first week of class.  Students will complete and submit homework assignments to the Dropbox on the date that the assignment is due before the end of class period.  Late homework assignments will not be accepted without prior approval of the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Tu - Welcome and course introduction
Th - Chapters 1 & 2 (Homework Assignment #1 due)
Week 2
Tu - Chapters 3 & 4
Th - Chapter 5 and Video on Teamwork (Homework Assignment # 2 due)
Week 3
Tu - Chapter 6 and Video on Supervising for Quality
Th - Chapter 7 and Video on Speaking in Public (Homework Assignment #3 due)
        Review for Mid-Term Exan (Handed out in hardcopy during class)
Week 4
Tu - Student Presentations and Mid-Term Exam
Th - Student Presentations and Review of the Mid-Term Results (Homework Assignment #4 due)
Week 5
Tu - Chapters 8 & 9
Th - Student Presentations and Chapter 10  (Homework Assignment #5 due)
Week 6
Tu - Student Presentations and  Chapter 11
Th - Student Presentations and Chapter 12
Week 7 
Tu - Student Presentations and Chapter 13
Th - Student Presentations and Chapter 14.  Review for Final Exam
Week 8
Tu - Video and Final Exam
Th - Make-up Student Presentations, Review Final Exam Results and Course Summary and Conclusion
Examinations:  There will be two examinations.  The comprehensive Final is not a take-home exam.  The comprehensive Final Exam will be a closed and notes exam (the Mid-Term Exam is closed book and closed notes as well).  Mid-Term Exam will cover Chapters 1 - 7 and Final Exam will cover Chapters 8 -14.

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:
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: .


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