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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 301-2"
COURSE NAME: "Principles of Management "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Riccardo Maiolini
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 11:30-12:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
OFFICE HOURS: UPON 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:

The course presents the basic concepts of management, covering topics such as, among the others, the organizational structures, strategies, CSR, leadership, and people motivation and rewards.
The course will be provided through lectures and case studies discussion. Lectures will be used to discuss and explain the main topics covered during the course in order to let the students acquire the tools to analyse and discuss different business situations. Student class participation is fundamental to achieve the course’s aims and to be positive evaluated.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Students who will successfully complete the course should be able to:

 

  • Have a basic understanding of management principles, theory and main issues;
  • Understand the values and limitations of the main management theories;
  • Analyse the organizational structures, pointing out their most important positive and negative implications;
  • Comprehend the tools and techniques to examine the business environment and perform strategic planning;
  • Have an overview of the most recent trends and theories about the CSR;
  • Understand the importance of human resources management, team organization and development, and motivation;
  • Develop the skills to work in a team and to discussion a business presentation.

TEXTBOOK:
NONE
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Mid-term ExamThe Mid-Term Exam will take place half way through the course and it will concern all the topics covered up to that point. No make-up exams will be given. A missed exam will be calculated as zero. Exceptions are made if the student presents an official excuse for the absence from the Dean’s Office. Rules of the exams: no mobile phones are allowed, no computers tools are allowed. When calculators are needed, the professor will tell the students in advance to bring them for the exam. Their usage is personal and they cannot be shared during the exam. There are no make-up or grade improvement projects in this course. If you have a bad exam, you will have to make up for it on future exams.25%
Final ExamThe Final Exam is comprehensive, thus it will test students on all the topics presented during the course. No make-up exams will be given. A missed exam will be calculated as zero. Exceptions are made if the student presents an official excuse for the absence from the Dean’s Office. Rules of the exams: no mobile phones are allowed, no computers tools are allowed. When calculators are needed, the professor will tell the students in advance to bring them for the exam. Their usage is personal and they cannot be shared during the exam. There are no make-up or grade improvement projects in this course. If you have a bad exam, you will have to make up for it on future exams.40%
Group ProjectStudents will work in a team of 3/4 on a project concerning a topic covered during the course. Through the project, students will analyse a real-world organization. They will be asked to develop a presentation that will be evaluated. The students themselves, with the help and the advices of the professor, will choose the groups during the semester. The guidelines and the instructions for the project will be handed to the students in advance. The work must be send through email within the assigned deadline. All projects coming later than the deadline will be evaluated as zero, unless prior arrangements are made with the professor. The work to be evaluated as A must demonstrate the analysing skills of the students, critical thinking, problem solving capacity and the effort made.25%
Class ParticipationThe maximum grade for class participation and attendance is 10% of total grade. It is strongly recommended that students attend all scheduled classes in order to successfully pass the exams. Class participation grades are determined for a 5% by the attendance to the course classes (no more than 3 absences are allowed) and for the other 5% by the preparation required for the classes. Class preparation requires students to do the assigned homework and participate during classes. Practice Problems and Assigned Homework - The practice tasks will be assigned regularly and students must be able to solve them in order to understand the material and do well in the exam. Students will be asked to correct and solve the assigned homework in class in order to check the preparation and clarify the concepts. Homework will not be graded as it represents essential preparation for examinations.10%

-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 course.
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:

 

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

Main Topics Discussed in class

Introduction to MGT

Management history

The evolution of mgt

Organizational behavior

Organizational structure and design - Basic

Organizational culture

The global business environment

Decision making

Planning

Midterm

Strategic managementt - planning tools

Managing change and innovation

CSR & ethics

MGT & communications

Leadership

Managing diversity

Managing teams

Motivation & rewards

Operation Management

 

A detailed schedule will be provided at the beginning of the course.