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MGMT 302 FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT California State University San Marcos FALL SEMESTER 2008 CRN 41177 _______________________________________________________________________ _ Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Bates Office: MH 329 Office Hours: Tues 2-3 p.m. Phone: (760) 583-9339 Also by appointment E-mail: [email protected] REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS McShane, S. L. and Von Glinow, M. A. (2 ed ). Organizational behavior: Essentials. New York: McGraw-Hill. Web Ct account 5 Scantron forms ( wide red form) Microsoft PowerPoint access Other materials as distributed or assigned PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES Management studies challenge individuals to understand and embrace workforce diversity, elements of change, effective communication, and performance systems in organizations. An overview of these issues enables students to improve their general competencies for greater effectiveness and efficiency in managing organizational performance and people issues. At the end of the course, students should be competent to: Discuss key concepts essential to becoming effective managers including (demonstrates knowledge competence): Explain observable aspects of organizational behavior in multiple contexts (demonstrates comprehension competency). Predict organizational outcomes using theoretical analysis (demonstrates analytical competency). Identify the causes of organizational performance (demonstrates application competency).
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FACULTY Kathleen Bates, Ph.D.: Dr. Bates earned her Ph.D. in 2006 and her Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1986. To date, she has spent over 15 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business and management. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bates’ professional experiences have included corporate consulting (both as an employee and as a contractor) in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development, performance improvement, and training. Employers and clients have included academic institutions, telecom industry, financial services industry, defense industries, entertainment industries, and others. CLASS FORMAT This class may use a combination of lecture, discussion, experientials, projects and team- based learning activities. Preparing for and participating in the class discussions and activities is key to your successful learning experience (unless you are the rare person who can absorb the textbook and gain the necessary insights). REQUIRED COURSE ACTIVITIES 1. Examinations – 450 total points: Multiple choice exams (objective) 180 points (3 non-cumulative exams with 60 questions eac)h: You will have 3 non-cumulative exams at 60 points each during the term. Exams are multiple choice and you are allowed to have one note sheet per chapter covered in the exam (8 ½ x 11 paper with notes on front and back will be allowed). Case Analysis (subjective) – 120 points (40 points each): You will create and submit 3 PowerPoint presentations. You are required to provide narrative notes on each slide, just as you would provide oral comments in a stand-up presentation. Read further details in the table below. PowerPoint presentations are due by midnight on the dates of the 3 examinations (none due at the time of the final).
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