MG371 Mgt & Organizational Behavior

for S2AA 2013

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MG 371 Mgt & Organizational Behavior


S2AA 2013 LC


Wright, Angela D.


Adjunct Faculty


MS Human Resources
BS Human Resources/Management

Office Location

Hallway outside of the Park Office

Office Hours

15 Minutes prior to class and "By Appointment"

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

March 18 - May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Essentials of Contemporary Management 5th Edition, Gareth R. Jones and Jennifer M. George, McGraw-Hill , 2013, ISBN 978-0-07-802934-9

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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 for students to interact and exchange ideas in support of the lecture and readings.  Measurement of knowledge and application of material taught will be through class participation, presentation, research paper, chapter questions and exams.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of managerial functions (planning, organizing, leading, controlling)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of ethics and social responsibility in business.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use critical and creative thinking for effective decision-making and planning.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of SWOT analysis and strategic management concepts.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop a functional organization chart with communication interdependencies.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of motivation concepts.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between management and leadership.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of communications to management process.
Class Assessment:
Comprehensive Final Exam (Multiple choice and short answers assessing the knowledge of the Instructor Learning Outcomes)
Midterm Exam (Multiple choice and short answers assessing the knowledge of the Instructor Learning Outcomes)
Term Paper (APA format will be used and the paper will be 8-10 pages in length. 
Chapter Questions (Questions will be assigned for each chapter by the instructor.  This information will be given to students the first night of class)
Presentation (The presentation will be on a professional article relating to subject matter covered within the text)
Participation (Grading of class participation will be determined by a student actively participating in discussions (expressing their view and giving examples) and being prepared to discuss the assigned reading)


Graded Item
Point Value
Per Centage of Grade
Method of Measurement
Comprehensive Final Exam
Multiple choice and short answers
Midterm Exam
Multiple choice and short answers
Term Paper
APA format 8-10 pages in length
Chapter Questions
20 points x 14 chapters = 280 points.
A 10-20 minute presentation of a professional article
Active participation in the discussion
A = 900-1000 Points
B = 800-899 Points
C = 700-799 Points
D = 600-699 Points
F = 599 and below

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:
Exams not taken as scheduled or the term paper not being submitted on time, due to an unexcused absence will be lowered by 20 grade points.  Chapter questions not submitted prior to the class will be lowered 5 grade points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to attend all classes, to include those that are rescheduled (if necessary).  You are expected to arrive on time and stay during the entire class.  The instructor will be notified in advance by phone (followed-up with an email) or via email if you are unable to attend class.  Unexcused absences will result in participation points not being earned for that class session.
If you should have an excused absence, documentation in support of this must be given to the instructor, i.e. TDY orders or a Doctor's note.  Should you have to work late due to an exercise or as directed, an email from you supervisor stating this fact is needed to support an excused absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Reading Assignment Assignment
Week 1 Chapter 1 and 2 Chapter Questions
Week 2 Chapter 3 and 4 Chapter Questions
Week 3 Chapter 5 and 7 Chapter Questions
Week 4 Chapter 8 Midterm Chapter Questions Midterm
Week 5 Chapter 9 and 10 Chapter Questions
Week 6 Chapter 11 and 12 Chapter Questions Term Paper
Week 7 Chapter 13 and 14 Chapter Questions  Presentations
Week 8 Final Exam

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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