Syllabus
Principles of Management

Principles of Management

BMGT-1327

Spring 2011
01/18/2011 - 05/15/2011

Course Information

Section 006
Lecture
MW 10:30AM - 11:50AM
RVSG 9113
Steven (Steve) Bradley
sbradley@austincc.edu
(512) 223.6257

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

 Course Description.  Management and analysis of basic management functions:  planning, organizing, leading, directing, and controlling for establishing and accomplishing business objectives.  Case studies are utilized.  The scope of this study will also include aspects of the principles of management on individuals and organizations.

 Course Objectives and Rationale.  The student will be able to:

 

  1. relate, discuss, understand, and present management principles, processes and procedures in consideration of their effort on individual actions.
  2. participate, summarize and/or lead class discussions, case problems and situations from both the text and student experience that relate to the text material.
  3. knowledge and understanding of the Principles of Management will enable the student manager and/ or employee and gain valuable insight into the workings of business and other organizations.

 

Instructional Materials

 

  1. Text: Principles of Management, Student Achievement Series by Ricky W. Griffin, 2007.

 

  1. Selected reading from the library in the field of management.

 

  1. Selected magazine articles on management.

 

  1. Text cases as assigned by instructor.

 

  1. Selected videos and handouts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Methodology.  This is primarily a lecture/class discussion format you will be successful if you:

 

  1. read assigned material prior to class, bring text and supplement to class, and take part in class discussions.  (Supplement not required)

 

  1. successfully complete any outside assignments given during the semester

 

  1. take and pass exams as listed below

 

  1. discuss end of chapter question problems and short cases assigned

 

  1. attend class regularly

 

 

Grading System.                       

 

 

Each exam will count 25% of your numerical grade.  The final average of your four exams is the primary basis for your final grade in the course.

 

The Exam is the primary basis for your final grade in the course.

 

90-100

A

80-89

B

70-79

C

60-69

D

BELOW 60

F

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

 

  1. Your attendance is expected and required.

 

  1. An absence is an absence, there is no distinction between “excused” and “unexcused”.

 

  1. You are expected to be in class on time, 3 late equals 1 cut.

 

  1. Stay in class until it is over.  If you must leave early tell me BEFORE class.

 

 

AFFECT OF ATTENDANCE ON FINAL GRADE

 

            CUTS                                                                          FINAL GRADE ADJUSTMENT

                       

  • +6 POINTS
  • +4 POINTS
  • +2 POINTS
  • 0
  • –2 POINTS
  • –4 POINTS
  • –6 POINTS

7                                                                                                                                                                    DROPPED FROM CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

You are responsible for your own withdrawal.  Circumstances may prevent or preclude me from dropping you.  If you do not intend to finish the course you must withdraw yourself.

 

 

 

 

COURSE/CLASS POLICIES

 

Student Freedom of Expression.“Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class.  In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints.  These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn.  On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor.  It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.”

 

Scholastic Dishonesty.“Acts prohibited by the College for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work.  Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression.  Academic work is defined as, but not limited to test, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework”.

 

 

 

Students with Disability.  “Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities.  Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes”.

 

Use of electronic devices other than tape recorders and hearing aids is strictly prohibited.  Students using cell phones, I Pods, text messaging, etc. will be asked to leave the class and counted absent for the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings

 Text: Principles of Management, Student Achievement Series by Ricky W. Griffin, 2007.

 

Selected reading from the library in the field of management.

Course Subjects

 These chapters will be discussed on the dates provided in the class schedule that follows.  The test dates and the chapters that are covered are also listed in the class schedule.

 

I. An Introduction to Management
1. Understanding the Manager's Job
2. The Environment of Organizations and Managers
II. Planning
3. Planning and Strategic Management
4. Managing Decision Making
5. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
III. Organizing
6. Organization Structure and Design
7. Organization Change and Innovation
8. Managing Human Resources
IV. Leading
9. Managing Individual Behavior
10. Motivating Employee Performance
11. Leadership and Influence Processes
12. Communication in Organizations
13. Managing Groups and Teams
V. Controlling
14. Managing the Control Process
15. Managing Operations, Quality, and Productivity

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Course Objectives and Rationale.  The student should be able to:

 

  1. relate, discuss, understand, and present management principles, processes and procedures in consideration of their effort on individual actions.

 

  1. participate, summarize and/or lead class discussions, case problems and situations from both the text and student experience that relate to the text material.

 

  1. knowledge and understanding of the Principles of Management will enable the student manager and/ or employee and gain valuable insight into the workings of business and other organizations.