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MG 101 Introduction to Management
Barr, John Philip


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Course

MG 101 Introduction to Management

Semester

S1EE 2013 MOH

Faculty

Barr, John Philip

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS, Valdosta (GA) State University, 1963
MBA, Emory University, 1964

Office Location

Valdosta, GA

Office Hours

M, Tu, We, 10:00am-5:00pm (EST)

E-Mail

john.barr@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan 7, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Fundamentals of Management; Essential Concepts and Applications, Ed 7, Robbins, Decenzo, Coulter, 2011, Pearson Education, Inc.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Additional Resources:

The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times, Business Section
Fortune Magazine
forbes Magazine

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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 facilitator's educational philosophy is based on class room interaction, outside readings, online discussions, weekly quizes, case studies, examinations mid term and final.

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:
Class assessments are listed on the grading plan which is posted directly below. Most of the work is done online. Some cases will be presented orally as well as in written form.

Grading:
 

ITEM
POINTS
% OF
TOTAL GRADE
Weekly Discussion: 8x20
160
16
Case Studies: 4x50
200
20
Weekly Quizzes: 7x20
140
14
Mid-Term Exam
200
20
Final Exam
300
30
 
 
 
Total Points
1000
100
 
900-1000 points = A
800-899  points = B
700-799  points = C
600-699  points = D
<600     points = 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Assignment

Description

Due

Date

1

Reading

Chapters 1,2

Activity

Classroom: Preview Course,

Discuss Chs 1,2

1/8

Discussion

Answer question 2, pg 18

Answer question 5, pg. 52

1 Peer Review

Write Case Study, pg 21

A New Way of Working

1/10

1/10
 
1/13
 
1/13

Quiz

10 M/C Questions on

Ch 1,2

1/13

2

Reading

Ch 3,4

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Case Study, pg. 21

Discuss Chs 3,4

1/15

Discussion

Answer question 5, pg 79

Answer question 3, pg 106

1 Peer Review

Write Case Study, pg 109

Managing the Magic

1/17

1/17
 
1/20
 
1/20

Quiz

10 M/C questions on

Ch 3,4

1/20

3

Reading

Ch 5

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Case Study, pg 109

Discuss Ch 5

1/22

Discussion

Answer question 4 pg 148

Answer question 5, pg 148

1 Peer Review

1/24

1/24
 
1/27

Quiz

10 M/C questions on

Ch 5

1/27

4

Reading

Ch 6,7

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Ch 6,7

Review for Mid-Term Exam

1/29

Discussion

Answer question 4, pg 180

Answer question 8, pg 208

1 Peer Review

1/31

1/31
 
2/3

Quiz

10 M/C questions on

Ch 6,7

2/3

Mid-Term

Exam

10 Essay Questions over

Ch 1-7

Online, Open Book, Notes

2/3

5

Reading

Ch 8,9

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Ch 8,9

2/5

Discussion

Answer question 4, pg 236

Answer question 6, pg 261

1 Peer Review

Write Case Study, pg 183

Busted

2/7

2/7

2/10
 
2/10

Quiz

10 M/C questions on

Ch 8,9

2/10

6

Reading

Ch 10,11

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Case Study, pg 183

Discuss Ch 10,11

2/12

Discussion

Answer question 4, pg 288

Answer question 6, pg 315

1 Peer Review

Write Cast Study, pg 317

Growing Leaders

2/14

2/14

2/17
 
2/17

Quiz

10 M/C questions from

Ch 10,11

2/17

7

Reading

Ch 12,13

Activity

Classroom, Discuss Case Study, pg 183

Discuss Ch 12,13

Review for Final Exam

2/19

Discussion

Answer question 3, pg 345

Answer question 3, pg 368

1 Peer Review

2/21

2/21
 
2/24

Quiz

10 M/C questions on

Ch 12,13

32/24

8

Reading

Ch 14

Discussion

Answer question 5, pg 395

1 Peer Review

2/28

3/3

Activity

FINAL EXAM

Proctored, Classroom,

10 Discussion questions,

CLOSED BOOK, 2 HR LIMIT

2/26

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

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

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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