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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Becker, Ashley A.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

F2LL 2012 LR

Faculty

Becker, Ashley A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice/ Forensic Science
Master's in Business Administration

Office Location

Little Rock AFB

Office Hours

Saturdays 9am-2pm

Daytime Phone

217-691-9050

E-Mail

p424753@park.edu

abecker_5@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

October 22-December 16

Class Days

------S

Class Time

9-2

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Text: Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Application, 7th Edition Author: Robbins, Stephen P./Coulter, Mary/DeCenzo, David A. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-610982-2, Copyright 2011

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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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homework, case studies, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor encourages students to explore new ideas, to examine different points of view, and apply critical analysis to case studies and class discussions.

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.”


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:
Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, mid-term, final examination, homework, paper, and presentations.

Grading:

Grading scale and general evaluative criteria: To achieve the maximum number of points the assignment is organized in a logical manner with appropriate punctuation and spelling; is submitted on time; provides a good, concise businesslike analysis; proposes solutions that logically flow from the analysis; and integrates relevant course content material when appropriate.

Assessment Points Percent of Course Grade
Midterm Exam 200 20%
Final Exam 200 20%
In-Class Participation 150 15%
Case Applications 150 pts total, 25 pts per assignment; 15 Percent of Course 150 15%
Week 6 Management Paper 200 20%
Week 7 Management Presentation 100 10%

In-Class Participation:

Students will actively participate in classroom activities. This includes, but is not limited to, completion of the relevant readings prior to class, interactive discussion, homework assignments and detailed and supported responses to in-class discussion.

Case Applications:

The Case Applications will allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the management concepts covered in each chapter.  Each Case Application will provide a scenario with discussion questions to be answered by the student.  The Case Applications must be complete, provide references with in-body citations, organized, and grammatically correct.

Management Paper:

The week six Management Paper will provide an understanding of the basic functions of management.  The following elements should be included within the paper.  The paper must be complete, provide references with in-body citations, organized, and grammatically correct.

A. List and describe the functions of management.
B. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
C. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, mid-level manager, and an executive.
D. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
E. Define the terms ‘effective’ and ‘efficient’.
F. Explain the similarities and differences in ‘leadership’ and ‘management’.

Week Seven Management Presentation:

The Week Seven Management Presentation will consist of your interpretation of the knowledge gained through the week six paper.  Each student will prepare a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation must be complete, provide references with in-body citations, organized, and grammatically correct.

A. List and describe the functions of management.
B. Explain how the emphasis on respective functions of management will change at the various levels of the organization.
C. Describe the managerial activities and functions of a supervisor, mid-level manager, and an executive.
D. Explain how centralization and decentralization affect managerial decision making.
E. Define the terms ‘effective’ and ‘efficient’.
F. Explain the similarities and differences in ‘leadership’ and ‘management’.

Tests:

The Mid-Term Exam will cover chapters one through seven plus any material covered in class.

The Final Exam will be a comprehensive exam covering chapters one through fourteen plus any material covered in class.


*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.

 

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:

The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero". Make-up exams will be given for excused absences only. Arrangements to "make-up" an examination must be made IN ADVANCE unless an acceptable "emergency" excuse is documented. The instructor will determine what constitutes an "emergency". Contact the instructor as soon as you know you must miss an exam to make arrangements for making up that exam. If a student does not show up for an examination or make arrangements for otherwise taking the examination, a failing grade will be given for that portion of the course. Student departing on TAD, TDY, or other excused absences, approved by the instructor, and should complete assignments prior to departure.



Classroom Rules of Conduct:

As a member of the learning community, each student has a responsibility to other students within the community. When cell phones ring and students respond in class, it disrupts the class. Therefore, the use of cell phones, PDAs, or similar communication devices during scheduled classes is prohibited. All such devices must be turned off or put on vibrate mode and should not be taken out during class. If a student should receive an important call during the schedule class time, the student should leave the classroom to respond. Other exceptions to this policy may be granted at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Course Introduction & Chapter 1 - 2

Week 2: Chapters 3 - 4 (Case Application Page 81 & 109 due)

Week 3: Chapters 5 - 6 (Case Application Page 151 & 183 due)

Week 4: Chapters 7 - 8 (Mid-term due)

Week 5: Chapters 9 - 10 (Case Application Page 263 & 291 due)

Week 6: Chapters 11 - 12 ( Management Paper)

Week 7: Chapters 13 - 14 (Presentation due)

Week 8: Final Review, Final Exam & End of Course Discussion

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade. Students are expected to read chapters prior to class meetings.

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 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
Students are expected to attend all class meetings and be on time, being habitually late is not acceptable. Attendance is recorded at each class meeting; if students are going to be absent, notification to the instructor is required; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”.

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 .

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Last Updated:10/18/2012 3:02:49 PM