Syllabus - McCoy College of Business Administration TEXAS...

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Page 1 of 5 McCoy College of Business Administration TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-San Marcos Department of Management MGT 3303 – MCOY 126 – Thursday 6:30-9:20 PM Management of Organizations Fall 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Jerel Walters TEL: 512-4316917 (Cell) OFFICE: MCOY 217 OFF. HOURS: Thursday 5:15-6:15 PM E-MAIL: jw79@txstate.edu or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of management functions in modern organizations, the internal and external environmental factors affecting organizational efficiency, and the application of quantitative and behavioral science to management study. COURSE MATERIALS: Chuck Williams, MGMT 3 , Cengage/South-Western Publishing Company, 2011, ISBN# 978-0-538- 74352-5. Softcover. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. To understand the fundamental processes and functions of management in organizations, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling 2. To compare modern management theories and concepts, as well as the major historical events and contributors to management theory 3. To analyze how ethics and social responsibility impact stakeholders of a firm 4. To identify how planning, strategy and innovation affect decision making in modern organizations 5. To examine the complex interplay of culture, diversity and globalization on managerial activities 6. To comprehend the role of teams and group dynamics within an organizational context 7. To explain how leaders use motivation and communication to guide organizations 8. To learn how the management of information helps an organization maintain control 9. To be responsible and accountable for academic performance SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BRING INTO THIS COURSE: Critical thinking skills Maturity and self-leadership Ability to read, understand and synthesize material Ethical decision-making Open-mindedness Awareness of global and cultural diversity Strong work ethic and discipline PREREQUISITES: Students must be sophomore or higher to register for this course. Students on academic probation or academic suspension cannot register. COURSE POLICIES: A. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY: Methods used to achieve course objectives include examinations, quizzes, textbook readings, outside readings, class lectures and discussions, executive guest speakers, videos, websites, and in-class experiential exercises.
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Page 2 of 5 B. ATTENDANCE: Attendance is not graded. There is no difference between so-called “excused” and “unexcused” absences. An absence is an absence regardless of whether or not it is for a death in the family, personal health, an auto accident, pet care, incarceration, etc. Students’ lives outside of class are their own business. Students who are absent from a lecture should not ask the professor if they “missed anything important.” Every lecture is important! It is the student’s responsibility that missed class to ask a fellow student for any missed notes, announcements, etc. C.
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