PRINCIPLES of MANAGEMENT

                                    MGT 301-02 (CV)
                                    Syllabus - Fall 2010

Instructor: Stan Newton
Phone: 256-782-8237                     Email:
Office: 217C, Merrill Building, JSU
Office hours: 8:00-8:30, 12:00-12:30 MWF, 30 minutes prior to class, and by
Text: MANAGEMENT; 9th Edition. Daft, Richard, Thomson/South-Western.
ISBN: ISBN: 0-324-59584-0
Meeting Place: Class Room – 218 Merrill
Meeting Time: 6:15 – 9:15pm, Wednesday Evenings

Course Catalogue Description: MGT 301: PRINCIPLES of MANAGEMENT.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course is a prerequisite to all other management

This is a basic course in general management principles and theories. The objectives of
the course include gaining factual knowledge, learning fundamental principles,
identifying management and related business terms, and attaining confidence in
personally applying various concepts, philosophies, and theories relating to better
leadership and management.

The text includes most of the topics around which the course lectures, exercises, and
studies will be structured. However, additional material, either related to the topics or
completely new will be presented in class. The student is responsible for learning all
of this material.

Mechanics of the course: A quiz or homework will be given during or following
selected classes. Each quiz/homework will be worth 10 points. Additional points will be
earned through completion of the 3 scheduled exams for 100 points each. Class
participation will be valued.

Determination of Grades: The final course grade will be determined by the percentage
scale below, based on all possible points.

               Percentage                             Grade
                100-90                                  A
                89-80                                   B
                79-70                                   C
                69-60                                   D
                60-0                                    F
Make-ups for the 3 scheduled exams will be given provided the excuse is acceptable to
me. Outside of unavoidable circumstances, advanced notice is considered mandatory.
Students are responsible for making arrangements for any required make-up as soon as
possible. No make-ups will be given for the quizzes or homework; however, the 2 lowest
grades will be dropped from consideration.

Email Communication: When emailing your instructor, be sure to include your name,
course title and class meeting time. Emails failing to meet these criteria will not pass the
spam filter. Check your JSU email account regularly as this is the method your instructor
will use to notify you of changes, progress reports, etc.

Academic Honesty: Cheating and/or plagiarism are serious offenses and will be
punished to the fullest extent granted by University policy. Please see Mr. Newton’s web
page for the CCBA Student Code.

Attendance: Students are responsible for their own attendance. However please note
that some material not in the text will be presented in class. If you do not consistently
attend, past experience shows you can expect a grade of “C” or less. You must be on
time to be counted as present and you must be in class to receive returned assignments.
Otherwise, you may email me for your grade or come by my office.

Classroom Behavior: The time spent in the classroom is time paid for by you, your
parents, etc. Be respectful of your fellow students who have also paid for this time.
Interruptive talking, cell phone use, incessant leaving of the classroom, sleeping on one’s
desk, or eating is not allowed during class. Disruptive students and/or students who
retard the learning process will be asked to leave the classroom. Persistent problem
students will be dealt with according to university policies.

General Instructions: It is critical in business and particularly so in management, that
businesspersons pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and be professional. In order
to encourage the development of such behavior, any lack of professionalism or deviation
from instructions, written or verbal, may generate a penalty.

Disability accommodation Statement: Any individual who qualifies for reasonable
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should contact the instructor immediately.

***Tentative Schedule of Assignments***

W Aug 25 No Class Due to Administrative Scheduling Conflict. Check your JSU
student email for an assignment due Wednesday, September 1.

W Sep 1     Introduction and Chapter 1; Innovative Management for Turbulent Times
            Chapter 2; The Evolution of Management Thinking

W Sep 8     Chapter 3; the Environment and Corporate Culture
            Chapter 4; Managing in a Global Environment
W Sep 15      Chapter 5; Managing Ethics and Social Responsibility
              Chapter 6; Managerial Planning and Goal Setting

W Sep 22           *** Exam #1; covering Chapters 1, 2,3,4,5,6 and all
assignment/class covered material. Students arriving after other students have
completed the exam and left the room will not be allowed to take the test.

W Sep 29      Chapter 7; Strategy Formulation and Implementation
              Chapter 8; Managerial Decision Making

W Oct 6       Chapter 9; Designing Adaptive Organizations
              Chapter 10, Managing Change and Innovation

W Oct 13      Chapter 11; Managing Human Resources
              Chapter 12; Diversity

W Oct 20       ***Exam # 2; covering Chapter’s 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and all class
covered material. Students arriving after other students have completed the exam
and left the room will not be allowed to take the test.

W Oct 27      Chapter 13; Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations
              Chapter 14; Leadership

W Nov3        Chapter 15; Motivating Employees

W Nov 10      Chapter 16; Managing Communications

W Nov 17      Chapter 17; Leading Teams
              Chapter 18; Managing Quality and Performance

W Nov 24      Thanksgiving - NO Class

W Dec 1       Chapter 19, Information Technology and E-Business

W Dec 8 6:00 – 8:00 Final Exam: Covering chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 &
19; and all assignments/class covered material. Students arriving after other
students have completed the exam and left the room will not be allowed to take the
test; and, will be given an ”Incomplete” grade for the course.

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