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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 301"
COURSE NAME: "Principles of Management "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session II 2018
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Teachout
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MTWTH 9:00-10:50 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
OFFICE HOURS: 30 minutes after each class and by appointment

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:

Summary of Course Content:

Introduction to Management and Organizations

·         Management History

·         Organizational Culture and Environment

·         Managing in a Global Environment

·         Social Responsibility

·         Decision Making

·         Strategic Planning

·         Organizational Design

·         Human Resources

·         Managing Teams

·         Change and Innovation

·         Communication

·         Motivation and Leadership

·         Controlling and Operation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all the course assignments, the student will be able to:

 ·         Acquire a basic understanding of management concepts, theory and contemporary issues

 ·         Develop an awareness of the value and limitations of management theories

 ·         Acknowledge the role of the manager/administrator within the organization

 ·         Understand the tools and techniques to analyze the business environment and perform strategic planning

 ·         Comprehend recent trends in management such as social responsibility, globalization and diversity

 ·         Understand the role of organization design and human resources management

 ·         Recognize the issues related with leadership, teamwork and motivation

 ·         Acquire the main tools to managerial control and performance measurements

 ·         Develop discussion and business presentation skills

 ·         Develop ability to work as an effective team member

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Management 13th Edition (GLOBAL EDITION)Robbins and CoulterPearsonISBN 13: 9781292090207 While the 14th Edition was recently published, we will use the 13th Edition. Please be sure to get the Global Edition. If you are outside of Europe, please purchase before you travel to Rome. An example site to purchase an inexpensive copy is Abe Books. Link is below. https://www.abebooks.com/Management-13th-Global-Edition-Stephen-Robbins/16850433245/bd
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Mid-Term ExamMultiple choice and short answer questions in class. Reflection is take home.40%
Active and Effective ParticipationIncludes class attendance, effective participation, in-class exercises, individual & team assignments20%
Final ExamMultiple choice and short answer questions in class. Reflection is take home.40%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
ADemonstrates excellent to exceptional understanding of the course material. Clearly understands and directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument that displays an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. Demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and that may include an element of novelty and originality. Clear evidence of a significant amount of reading and research beyond that required for the
BDemonstrates a good to very good understanding of the course material. This highly competent level of performance directly addresses the question or problem raised. There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluate theory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture and reference 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 incorrect or irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
This class is intended to be participative and collaborative, including learning from readings, assignments, interactions with your peers, and from the Professor. This is possible only if you are punctual, present and prepared.  Attendance is required at all class sessions.  If you are unable to make a class, email the Professor in advance.  Each student is expected to coordinate and meet with team members to complete any team assignments. This will be an effective and enjoyable learning experience with your active and effective participation.
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


Please note that the Schedule is subject to change.

Session

Session Focus

Reading Assignment

Other Assignment

Class 1 July 2

Intro to MGT


Introductions & Organizational Exercise

Class 2
July 3

July 4

Managers in the Workplace

NO CLASS MEETING

Chapter 1


Management History Exercise

HOLIDAY 

Class 3
July 5

Decision Making

Chapter 2

Ethical Decision-Making
Innovation & Brainstorming (In Class)

Class 4
July 6
Organizational Culture
Social Responsibility
 Chapter 3 Culture "Dig"
Class 5
July 9 
Global Issues & Diversity
Chapter 4 & 5

Diversity Exercise (In Class)

Class 6
July 10

Social  Responsibility

Chapter 6

Social Responsibility 

Ethics Exercises (In class)
Force-Field Analysis (In class)

Class 7
July 11

Managing Change & Innovation

Chapter 7

Force-Field Analysis (In Class)

Class 8
July 12

Planning & Strategy

Chapter 8 & 9

Setting SMART Goals (In Class)
SWOT Analysis (In class)

Class 9
July 16

MID-TERM EXAM


In Class

Reflection (Completed outside of Class)

Class 10 July 17

Organizational Design

Chapters 10 & 11

Class 11
July 18

Human Resources

Chapter 12

Class 12

July 19

Teamwork

Chapter 13

Class 13

July 23


Communication

Chapter 14


Reflective Listening

Class 14

July 24

Organizational  Behavior

Chapter 15


Self-Assessments (prepare and bring results to class for discussion)

Class 15

July 25

Organizational Behavior (Continued)
Perception & Learning

Chapter 15

Attribution Exercises (In Class)

Social Learning (In Class)

Class 16
July 26

Motivation

Chapter 16


Employee vs. Manager 

Class 17

July 30

Leadership

Chapter 17

Leadership Exercise

Class 18

July 31

Controlling & Operations

Chapter 18

Lean Presentation (In Class)

Class 19

August 1

Wrap – Up 

 

 

Class 20

August 2


Review

Class 21

August 3

FINAL EXAM


In Class

Reflection (Completed outside of Class)