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Course Undergraduate Syllabus
MS-342i Management Principles Section 101, 3 credits Face-to-Face Meetings: May 31, June 14 & June 28 9:00-11:50 a.m. Internet Mediated Teaching & Learning: Lectures and Assignments Posted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday of each week. Assignments due by Monday of the next week except during mid-term and final exam weeks when assignments are due on Fridays.
Face-to-Face Meetings: Room B101, MSOE Rader School of Business, 1235 N. Milwaukee St Web Page: http://www.msoe.edu/~bialek/ms342i
Steven C. Bialek, Ph.D, Associate Professor Room B307, 414-277-7364, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.msoe.edu/~bialek Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Other Days/Times by Appointment Students needing special accommodations should contact the instructor as early as possible. All information will be kept confidential. Students are expected to abide by all of the policies and rules regarding student integrity that appear in the MSOE Undergraduate Catalog. An excerpt of those policies follows:
. . . The institutional policy that follows includes prescribed procedures for the assigning of penalties by instructors in instances of academic dishonesty as well as procedures for student appeals of such actions. A student who in any way acts dishonestly in class assignments or examinations or who submits a plagiarized or unoriginal work to an instructor shall be subject to sanctions up to and including an F grade for the assignment, examination and/or the course at the discretion of the instructor of the course. The numerical value of the F will be assigned by the instructor. If the instructor assigns an F for the course, the student will not be allowed to drop the course. If the instructor assigns an F for academic dishonesty, the student has the right to appeal following established procedures. Upon recommendation of the instructor or at his own initiation, the chief academic officer may decide that repeated or extremely serious acts of dishonesty may be grounds for more severe disciplinary action up to and including student expulsion . . .
REQUIRED BOOKS & WEB RESOURCES
1. Lewis, Pamela s.; Goodman, S.H. & Fandt, P.M. (2001). Management: Challenges in the 21st century. 3rd ed. Sout-Wester College Publishing: Cincinnati, OH. ISBN: 0-324-07096-9 2. Course webpage: http://www.msoe.edu/~bialek/ms342i
This is a survey course on the management processes of planning, organizing, leading and controlling in organizations. The course begins with a comparison of the current spectrum of management philosophies to those of the last century. Various aspects relating to the challenges of social responsibility and ethical decision-making are normally covered through case studies, while the emerging interest in international and cross-cultural managing is interwoven throughout the course. Traditional functions of management such as strategic planning and organizational design are given special emphasis to stimulate discussion on how organizations adapt to global conditions.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic terminology in an introductory management principles course. 2. Be able to apply ethical and socially responsible reasoning in a professional and managerial role. 3. Identify and appraise the evolution of management and leadership theories. 4. Demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of strategic planning, the use of planning tools, and the manager's role in decision-making and organizational design. 5. Formulate a personal assessment of strengths and developmental needs as future managers. 6. Describe and apply the techniques of a managerial control system. 7. Cultivate a sensitivity to the diverse set of situations and cultures managers will face.
Introduction and review of management schools Social responsibility and ethics Global and intercultural managing Planning and the strategic planning process Decision-making and planning aids Organizational design Theories of leadership Managerial controls Other - cases, projects, etc.
MSOE COURSE SYLLABI
Course syllabi / outlines are available on-line for all MSOE courses at: http://www.msoe.edu/eecs/cese/courses/
This class will meet face-to-face on Saturday May 31, June 14 and June 28, 2003 from 9:00-11:50 a.m., MSOE Rader School of Business, Room B-103. All other class sessions will be conducted via the world-wide-web. Access to the Internet is required. In addition to weekly reading assignments from the textbook, there are weekly readings and assignments posted on-line. The materials include lecture notes that support the textbook readings and various assignments that are completed using the World Wide Web and/or e-mail. Lecture notes will be posted by Tuesdays each week after 5:00 p.m. On-line assignments will also be included within the weekly lecture notes. You are expected to read the notes and complete all assignments no later than Monday of the following week, except during the weeks of mid-term and final exam when assignments will be due on Fridays. On a regular basis, we will use an on-line discussion forum. The forum operates using a computer program called eKongo.suite (supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin). The on-line discussion forum requires a user name and password that will be distributed during the first face-to-face meeting. Important URLs for you to remember are: Weekly Lecture & Assignments: On-Line Discussion Forum: http://www.msoe.edu/~bialek/ms342i http://elearn.disted.mcw.edu
Initial user name and password will be your short MSOE e-mail address and the password: msoe For example USER: PASSWORD: email@example.com msoe
When sending an e-mail or submitting assignments by e-mail be sure to start the subject line of your message as follows: Subject: MS342i: (insert details here)
Preparation, and attendance engagement in all class discussions and meetings: Students will prepare for, complete on time and be engaged in all class meetings and discussions (face-toface and Internet). There will be weekly on-line discussion forums that require each student to contribute individually and occasionally as a group member. Mid-term exam: Students will complete a mid-term exam that will include no more than 75 questions to include a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and essay items. The mid-term will occur during the second face-to-face meeting. Writing Assignment from Textbook: Students will select and prepare a written response to 6 discussion questions identified on the course web page. On-Line Discussion Forum: Students will participate in four on-line discussion forums. The forum topics and requirements will be presented in detail at the end of the on-line lecture notes for Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4. Final exam: Students will complete a comprehensive exam that will include no more than 100 questions to include a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and essay items. The final will occur during the last face-to-face meeting.
ASSESSMENT & GRADING
Possible Points 22 points 18 points 20 points 40 points
Requirements Preparation, attendance and engagement including on-line discussion forums Writing Assignments from Textbook Mid term examination Final examination
Grades A AB B BC C CD D F
100-93 points 92-89 points 88-85 points 84-81 points 80-77 points 76-74 points 73-70 below 70
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT CHECKLIST
# of Textbook Assignments Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 1 2 1 2 0
# of On-Line Forums 1 1 1 1 0
Expected Completion Dates June 2 June 9 June 13 June 23 No Written Assignments
The textbook publisher maintains several study resources on-line. A valuable resource is the on-line chapter quizzes. Student ARE NOT required to complete or submit the quizzes. However, the quizzes have proven to be a valuable recourse when preparing for the mid-term and final examinations. Link to On-line Quizzes: http://www.swcollege.com/management/lewis/lewis3e/quiz_frame.html
WEEKLY SCHEDULE (schedule subject to change as learning opportunities are encountered)
See course web page for schedule details http://www.msoe.edu/~bialek/ms342i
MS-342i Organizational Behavior & Leadership Development
Summer 2003 - Course Homepage
Saturday, May 30, 2003 Face-to-Face Meeting 9:00 -11:50 p.m. Room B-101 Saturday, June 14, 2003 Face-to-Face Meeting 9:00 -11:50 p.m. Mid-Term Exam, Room B-101 Saturday, June 28, 2003 Face-to-Face Meeting 9:00 -11:50 p.m. Final Exam. Room B-101
Syllabus: MS342i Syllabus (Adobe Acrobat .pdf)
Internet Notes & On-line Assignments
Chapter Misc. PowerPoint Slides
Week 1 May 30 DUE: Monday, June 2
Management and Managers - Chapter 1 Evolution of Management Thought - Chapter 2 Social Responsibility & Ethics - Chapter 3
Choose & reply to Link to Lecture Notes & On-line any ONE of the Assignments following: Page 69 Discussion Question 2. Some suggest that Japanese . . . Page 105 Discussion Quesiton 2. Describe an ethical dilemma . . .
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
eKongo.suite Link to On-line Quizzes
Week 2 June 3 DUE: Monday, June 9
Planning in the Contemporary Organization - Chapter 4 Strategic Planning in a Global Environment - Chapter 5 Effective Managerial Decision Making - Chapter 6 Decision-Making Tools & Techniques - Chapter 7
Choose & reply to any TWO of the following: Page 140 Discussion Question 2. Planning can beg...