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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 301-3"
COURSE NAME: "Principles of Management "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Christofferson
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 8:30-9:45 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment before or after class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to the manager’s role and the management process in the context of organizations and society.  Focus on effective management of the corporation in a changing society and on improved decision making and communication. Processes covered: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Teamwork and individual participation are emphasized.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
1)   Organizational Challenges and Managers in the Workplace
2)   The Evolution of Mnagement Thought 
3)   Managing the Organization's environment and the Organization's Culture
4)   Managing Social Responsibility and Ethics 
5)   Manging in a Global Environment
6)   Managing Strategy
7)   Managing Change and Innovation
8)   Understanding and Managing Individual Behavior
9)   Motivating Employees
10) Understanding Group Behavior and Managing Teams
11) Mnagers as Leaders
12) Designing Organizational Structure 
13) Planning Work Activities
14) Managing Operations
15) Monitoring and Controlling

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

1. Lectures
2.Case studies
3.Video presentations
4. Analysis of relevant literature readings
5. Group presentations
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have acquired:
- An appreciation of the human diversity in organizations across personalities, values and cultures
- An awareness of the characteristics of high-performing organizations and high-performing people
- A specific understanding of the 4 processes that are linked within the management cycle: planning; organizing; leading;controlling.  
-An appreciation of the close links between management concepts and skills with problems and issues actually faced by individuals, teams and   
  organizations.
- Basic interpersonal, communication and conceptual skills
- A knowledge of how to diagnose and deal with management dilemmas and issues
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
ManagementStephen P. Robbins & Mary CoulterPearson1-292-09020-0  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Group presentations (2 per group) 30%
Intermediate Assessments (3) 45%
Class attendance and participation 5%
Final Exam 20%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the c
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance concurs in the evaluation of the class participation grade copmponent and a maximum of 3 unexcused absences are permitted.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Session 1$        Organizational Challenges and Managers in the Workplace
Session 2          The Evolution of Management Thought
Session 3/4       Manging the Organization's Environment and the Organization's Culture
Session 5          Managing Social Responsibility and Ethics 
Session 6          Managing in a Global Environment       
Session 7/8       Managing Strategy   
Session 9          Manging Change and Innovation
Session 10-11   Understanding and Managing Individual Behavior
Session 12/13   Motivating Employees     
Session 14/15   Understanding Group Behavior and Managing Teams
Session 16/17   Mangers as Leaders   
Session 18        Designing Organizational Structure
Session 19        Planning Work Activities
Session 20        Manging Operations
Session 21        Monitoring and Controlling

(There are an additional 4 sessions set aside for the group presentations and 3 sessions for the intermediate assessments in the course.)
Total sessions are 28.