MG101 Introduction to Management

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MG 101 Introduction to Management


S2LL 2013 LR


Gailey, James A.


Adjunct Faculty


BS Business Administration
MS Business Management

Office Location

Class Room

Office Hours

5:15 P.M. - 5:45 P.M.Tuesday/Thursday

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

MARCH 18 - MAY 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Management, Eight Edition, Robbins, Decenzo, Coulter, Pearson  ISBN 978-13-262053-6

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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:
This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homework, chapter questions, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas, and to examine different points of view.

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.”

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss how court decisions can affect management.
  2. Evaluate how the local economy affects management.
  3. Discuss how changes in the gobal economy can affect management.
  4. Discuss how your competitor affects your 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:
There will be two examinations,(mid-term and a comprehensive final), homework, end of chapter questions, and class discussions. Class participation,(which is 200 points, that is 20% of your grade), is not class attendence but is taking part in the class discussions on the many different aspects of management.  Homework, (which is 100 points, that is 10% of your grade), is for you to bring to class any articles from newspaper, internet, magazines (etc), concering anything that,(in your opinon) could affect management. The instructor learning outcomes will be assessed during the homework discussions and the end of chapter questions.  End of chapter questions, (which is 200 points, that is 20% of your grade), is to show how well you can communicate in writing. (I do this because I have never seen a multiple choice report in business) . The Mid-Term examination, (which is 200 points, that is 20% of your grade), will consist of 40 questions which will be a mixure of multiple choice, fill in the blank, true&false, and essay. The comprehensive Final examination.(which is 300 points, that is 30% of your grade), will be 50 questions and the questions will be like the ones on the mid term.ALL EXAMINATIONS ARE CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES, AND THERE ARE NO TAKE HOME EXAMINATIONS.  Make up test are done in the Park University within 5 working days. All test and class assignments must be turned in before you can take the Final Examination.


Mid Term                                                      200 points  20%
Class Participation                                          200 points  20%
Homework                                                     100 points  10%
Chapter Questions                                          200 points  20%
Final Test                                                        300 points  30%
100-90%  1000-900 points=A    89-80%  899-800 points=B    79-70%  799-700 points=C  
69-60%  699-600 points=D     59% or less  599 points or less=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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of management, this instructor will asscess a 10% late penalty on assigments turned in after the due date. (This penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances. The instructor will make this decision.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. CHILDREN of any age may NOT be brought to class. You may not leave and re-enter the classroom during any examination; if you leave the classroom, your examination will be considered "COMPLETED"at that time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

3/19  Chap 1                                                   4/16  Chap 8
3/21  Chap 2&3                                              4/18  Chap 9
3/26  Con't Chap 3                                          4/23  Chap 10
3/28  Chap 4                                                   4/25  Chap 11&12
4/02  Chap  5                                                  4/30  Con't 12 & Chap 13
4/04  Chap 6  Review for Mid Term            5/02  Chap 14   Review for Final Test  
4/09  Chap  7                                                  5/07  Chap 15
4/11 MID TERM                                          5/09  FINAL TEST  

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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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