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MG 352 Principles of Management
Preston, Ana M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG352 Principles of Management

Semester

S1T 2008 DLP

Faculty

Ana M Preston

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA - University of Phoenix
BBA - Cleveland State University

Office Location

Not Applicable

Office Hours

TBD

Daytime Phone

928-681-8933

Other Phone

928-692-1433

E-Mail

ana.preston@park.edu

apreston@tep.com

apreston@citlink.net

Semester Dates

Spring I 2008

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Management: Skills and Application, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007, 12th Edition, Boston, Authors: Leslie Rue and Lloyd Byars.  ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353014-7 or ISBN-10: 0-07-353014-X

 

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Course Description:

 

 

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:

Weekly Discussions and weekly quizzes
Midterm
Group Assignment

Case Study 
Final Exam
Research Project

Grading:

1. Discussion: = 21% of final grade - total broken down as follows:

Discussion - worth 2 points each (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.

Discussion, worth 1 point each (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provide it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than “I agree” or "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.

2. Group work, during week 5, worth 3 points will represent 3% of final grade and total points for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted by
midnight on Sunday of the week 5.

3. Quiz = worth 2 points each and 2% per week for correct answers = 16 % of final grade


4. Mid-Term Examination = worth 10 points and 10% of final grade (Completed during week four)

5. Research Paper = worth 20 points and 20% of final grade (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)

6. Final Examination= worth 30 points and 30% of final grade (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course.   The comprehensive final is not a take-home test; although, read aheads or reviews may be provided.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.
 
Grading:
Discussion 21%  - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 - 3 pts ea – total of 21 pts
Group Work 3%  - Week 5 – 3 points
Quiz 16%  - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 – 2 points ea – total of 16 points
Mid-Term Exam 10%  - Week 4  - 10 points
Research Paper 20%  - Week 7 – 20 points
Final Exam 30%  - Week 8 – 30 points
 

TOTAL Possible points – 100 points

90 – 100 = Grade A

80 – 89   = Grade B

70 – 79   = Grade C

60 – 69   = Grade D

Below 60 is Failing Grade

 

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 and Management 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 and Management.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Course Policies:

Policy #1:  Submission of Work:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.

Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.

Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation

General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Online Instructor Response Policy:  Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.

Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course.  What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.

Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.  

If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the  button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance.
 
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK ONE

Read Text Chapters 1, 2, and 3
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK TWO

Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK THREE

Read Chapters 7 and 8
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK FOUR

Read Chapters 9, 10 and 11
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Complete the mid-term examination

WEEK FIVE

Read Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Complete Collaborative Group Work Participation
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK SIX

Read Chapters 15, 16, and 17
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz

WEEK SEVEN

Read Chapters 18 and 19
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete Research
Complete the Quiz

WEEK EIGHT

Read Chapter 20
Review all chapters, lectures, and self-checks
Read and Interact with the Lecture
Participate in the Classroom Discussion  
Conduct the Self-Check
Complete the Quiz
Take Proctored final examination (Case Study/Analysis)

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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:12/24/2007 9:12:14 AM