MGT350sylf13 - Cameron School of Business

MGT 350 Principles of Management
Professor: Dr. Robert Keating
Fall 2013
Office: 200L Cameron Hall
Office hours: M 10-12 W 10-4 T TH 11-12:30
Phone: 962-3069
Course Description: Study of theories, research and concepts underlying the structure and processes of
organizations. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving issues and applications in an organization’s
planning, motivation, leadership , communications and environmental analysis.
Course Objectives: This course introduces you to the challenges that managers face and some tools for
dealing with them. It will focus on how managers need to develop skills in planning, organizing, leading,
motivating and controlling to lead their firms. The development of critical thinking skills, problemsolving skills, communication skills and flexibility capabilities are emphasized. Special emphasis is placed
on diversity issues, from understanding how to operate in our diverse world climate, a basic
introduction into why cultures are different and their impact on managing, and how to use diversity in
organizations to improve their performance.
Course prerequisites: Junior standing
Required text: MGMT by Chuck Williams South-Western-Cengage Learning, 2012-2013 edition. ISBN13: 978-1-133-19090-5. You will also need to get Aplia Access, a student training system that is online.
Here is a web site for you to get both.
853 The bookstore should also have a packet on hand that has both the book and the Aplia card.
Attached at the end of the syllabus is a link to help navigate through the Aplia system.
Course policies:
1. Class attendance and participation in discussion of exercises, current events, and chapter topics
is expected and taken into account when grades are calculated. All assignments must be
prepared before class.
2. Absences are frowned upon. If you miss more than One class, your letter grade will be affected.
Attendance is taken each day at the beginning of class, so be on time please!
3. You are required to develop a resume and begin a career development plan as part of this class.
Members of the Cameron Executive Network have agreed to review your resume and work with
you to improve its presentation. The resume must be completed on time. If it is not a 2% grade
penalty will be enforced. If the resume is not completed, you will not be assigned a grade for
the course until it is finished.
4. Library Access: Articles on the syllabus can be downloaded from the library for free. Go to
UNCW’s home page and click on library. Find the box that says “looking for a journal” and type
in journal name and hit go. Up will pop the databases the journal is in (usually business source
premier), click on it and the years of the journal will be on the right side of the page. Find the
year, click on it and the vol. numbers for the year will show up. Click on the right vol. number
and the articles for the vol. will appear. Scroll to find the article, click on the pdf. File and then
Grading Scale: A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F < 60
Breakdown of Course Points:
Exams 3 at 125 points each
Weekly quizzes form Alphia
University Learning Center
The University Learning Center (ULC) provides free programs and services that support students as they
develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable
skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences. It is important to remember that tutoring is not
remediation: The ULC serves all students who want to increase the quality of their learning. The
following programs offer different levels of support, each staffed by faculty-recommended and trained
peer tutors.
Writing Services provides one-on-one and small group writing consultations for all students for
any academic writing purpose. Face-to-Face and Online tutoring is available.
Math Services helps students improve their math skills by providing tutoring for all Math and
Statistics courses or any course with a math or statistics component. No appointment is
needed during open lab hours.
Learning Services provides content tutoring for all Basic Studies courses. Learning Services also
provides Study Skills support for students seeking to strengthen their general academic
skills. All Learning Services tutoring is by appointment only.
The University Learning Center is located on the first floor of Westside Hall (WE 1056).
Phone: 962-7857; Website:;
8/22 Introduction
Chapter one-Management
Article:” New Manager Development for the 21st century” Academy of Management
Executive, 2004, Vol. 18 #3 p. 121-126.
8/29 Chapter three-Organizational environments and cultures
9/3 Article: Creating Shared Value, (HBR)Harvard Business Review, J/F, 2011 p.62
9/5 Chapter four-Ethics and Social responsibility
9/10 RAP
9/12 Chapter five-Planning and Decision making
Article: “Before you make that big decision” HBR, June, 2011 p.50
9/17 Chapter six- Organizational Strategy
9/19 Chapter six continued
9/24 Exam # 1
9/26 Chapter seven-Innovation and Change
10/1 Chapter seven continued
Article” How GE teaches teams to lead change” HBR, Jan. 2009 p.99
10/3 Chapter eight-- Global Management
10/8 Chapter eight continued
10/10—Off, fall Break
10/15 Chapter nine- Designing adaptive organizations
10/17 Chapter ten-Managing teams
Article: The new science of building great teams” HBR, April, 2012 p.60
10/22 Chapter eleven—Managing human resource systems
10/24 chapter eleven continued
Article: Creating the Best Workplace on earth, HBR, May, 2013 p.99
10/29 Exam # 2
10/31 Chapter Twelve Managing Individuals and a diverse workforce
11/5 continuation of chapter 12
11/7 Chapter thirteen-Motivation
11/12 You tube video on motivation
11/14 Chapter Fourteen- Leadership
11/19 Article: “First, let’s fire all the managers” HBR, Dec. 2011 p.49
11/21 Off-conference
11/26 Chapter fifteen-Managing Communication
11/28 Off-Thanksgiving
12/3 Chapter sixteen--Control
Final Exam