UNC-Greensboro Bryan School of Business MGT 300: Principles of Management Instructor

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UNC-Greensboro Bryan School of Business
MGT 300: Principles of Management
Fall 2014 Online Syllabus
Instructor:
Dr. Michael Beitler (pronounced Bite-ler)
Office Hours:
by appointment
Email:
[email protected]
Required Textbook:
Chuck Williams, MGMT7, 7th Edition.
Course Objective: To provide students with a fundamental understanding of the
problems and activities that managers must work through in order to perform their jobs
well.
Catalog Description: An introduction to how managers coordinate human and material
resources to achieve organizational goals. Effective management practices that can be
applied to business, educational, governmental, hospital, and social services
organizations. (We will, of course, focus on business organizations.)
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
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Differentiate between managerial and non-managerial employees.
Explain the basics of at least three of the classical approaches to management.
Apply Contingency Theory (Situational Leadership) to explain/predict behavior.
Discuss the importance of regional trading and the World Trade Organization to
managing organizations.
Discuss the concept of social responsibility and enumerate some of the factors
that govern socially responsible decisions.
Describe different decision-making styles and explain how biases affect decision
making.
Compare and contrast several approaches to goal setting.
Describe and explain three types of corporate strategies.
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Course Assessment (Grading):
1. Mid-Term Exam (30%)
2. Group Case (20%)
3. Final Exam (30%)
4. Contribution to the Class (20%)
Total: 100%
1. Mid-Term Exam (30%)
The mid-term exam will cover the material from the first half of the course. The exam
will be open-books and open notes. Students should use the internet and any other
available resource (just like you would in the real-world). NOTE: Any exam submitted
without a name on it will be penalized 10 points (one full letter grade). Never submit a
document without your name on it. Review before submitting!!
2. Group Case (20%):
The class will be divided into 16 groups of 5 students. Each group will be assigned a realworld company.
During the semester, students on each team should be prepared to discuss (on Blackboard)
how the course materials apply to their company.
At the end of the semester, each group will submit a paper (must be professional) and/or
make a presentation with analysis and conclusions which address the following two
questions:
1. Is this a company in which an investor should buy stock? (NOTE: the instructor is
a stock market investor.)
2. Is this a company in which students should seek employment?
Non-participating or “slacking” members may be fired by the team; a fired team
member will receive a “0” for the project and an “F” for the course. The instructor is
the “client,” not a team member. Be professional at all times.
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Make no mistake, this is a competition. No more than four teams will receive an “A.” No
more than eight teams will receive a “B.” The remaining teams can earn no more than a
“C.”
3. Final Exam (30%)
The final exam will cover all of the material in the course. The exam will be open-books
and open notes. Students should use the internet and any other available resource (just
like you would in the real-world). NOTE: Any exam submitted without a name on it will
be penalized 10 points (one full letter grade). Never submit a document without your
name on it. Review before submitting!!
4. Contribution to the Class (20%):
This course requires very active participation from students. You are expected to come
prepared to the discussions (on Blackboard); I will assume that you have completed the
reading in advance of the discussion and are familiar with the topics covered. You are
expected to be considerate of your classmates. Be aware of other students’ comments and
questions; don’t repeat others’ comments and questions. Read others’ posts on the thread
before posting yourself.
Evaluating contribution is necessarily subjective and the grade is determined in the sole
discretion of the instructor. In general, I will evaluate you on how well you respond to
questions and on how effectively you take into account the comments and analyses of
your classmates.
Students should share relevant websites and video in addition to comments about the
textbook material. YouTube is a great source for video examples.
Grade Scales:
A
AB+
B
C
93-100
90-92
88-89
80-87
70-79
D
60-69
F
below 60
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Course Schedule
The following schedule is tentative. Any changes will be posted on Blackboard.
Chapter 1
Introduction to Management
Chapter 2
History of Management
Chapter 6
Organizational Strategy
Chapter 3
External Environment & Organizational Culture
Chapter 9
Designing/Structuring Organizations
Chapter 7
Innovation & Change Management
Chapter 8
Global Management
Chapter 5
Planning & Decision Making
Chapter 13
Motivation
Chapter 14
Leadership
Chapter 10
Managing Teams
Chapter 11
Managing HR Systems
Chapter 12
Managing Individuals & Diversity
Chapter 15
Managing Communication
Chapter 4
Ethics & Social Responsibility
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