MG352 Principles of Management

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MG 352 Principles of Management


S1B 2013 BLA


Maguregui, Antonio


Adjunct Faculty


MA Management and Leadership
MBA Masters in Business Administration

Office Location

Before and After Class

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

January 14th - March 10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 pm

Credit Hours



Management: skills and application/ Leslie W. Rue, Lloyd L. Byars
13th ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-338150-3

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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:

My educational philosophy is one where students experience real world managerial situations. I will incorporate lectures, readings and homework assignments into the classroom enviroment. I believe learning is more relevant and effective when students practice what they learned through the class activities. I will expect each student to explore various ways to address and understand principals of management. I also anticipate that each student will share their experience and contribute to the overall learning process.

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.

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:

Midterm.....30% (300 points) (closed book/notes)
Final...........30% (300 points) (closed book/notes)
Class Participation .....10% (200 points) (12.5 points per 8 night class)
Power Point Presentation.....30% (300 points) There will be a group assignment over assigned over topics related to the book. Power point will be timed for 10-15 minutes.


A=     900-1000 points
B=     800-899   points
C=     700-799   points
D=     600-699   points
F=        <590     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:
All assignments will be turned in on time in the Dropbox. Late assignments will not be accepted unless arrangements are made with the instructor prior to missing class.
There are no extra credit or makeup assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

I expect all students to conduct themselves accordingly and use classroom etiquette. This means being professional and courteous in your dealings with the facilitator and your fellow classmates.
Please silence your cell phones during class. If you need to answer a call, please take it outside. Texting can be distracting, not only to students but to the instructor, so please do not text during class. If caught texting, you will be asked to step outside of the classroom and you will not be receiving credit for class participation.
This course does require participation from all students. Each student understands that even if he/she disagrees with what is being said, all students are expected to treat everyone in class with respect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Introduction to course and discuss syllabus and course requirements.
Discuss group presentations which must be approved by instructor by beginning of class week 3.
Discuss Chapter 1- Management in a Diverse Workplace
Discuss Chapter 2- The Management Movement
Discuss Chapter 3- Developing Communication Skills
Week 2
Discuss Chapter 4- Decision Making Skills
Discuss Chapter 5- Ethical, Social, and Legal Responsibilities
Discuss Chapter 6- International Business
Discuss Chapter 7- The Basics of Planning and Strategic Management
Week 3
Approval for group presentations
Discuss Chapter 8- Organizing Work
Discuss Chapter 9- Organizational Structure
Discuss Chapter 10- Understanding Work Groups and Teams
Review for midterm for Week 4
Week 4
Midterm Exam of Chapters 1-10
Discuss Chapter 11- Staffing
Discuss Chapter 12- Employee Training and Development
Week 5
Discuss Chapter 13- Motivating Employees
Discuss Chapter 14- Developing Leadership Skills
Discuss Chapter 15- Managing Conflict and Stress
Discuss Chapter 16- Managing Change and Culture
Week 6
Group Presensations will be conducted.
Discuss Chapter 17- Management Control
Discuss Chapter 18- Appraising and Rewarding Performance
Week 7
Discuss Chapter 19- Operations Management and Planning
Discuss Chapter 20- Operations Control
Review for final Exam of Chapters 11-20
Week 8
Final Exam - Chapters 11-20
Course Summary

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

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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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