Syllabus for MAN-301

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Principles of Management is structured on the managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within the framework of a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse global community. Emphasis is on managing resources in an effective and efficient manner to meet an organization’s objectives. Specific attention is given to transforming management principles into management practices.

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you should be able to:

CO1        Explain, in context, the four functions of management as they interrelate to produce an optimum organization.

CO2        Describe the skills required to be effective and efficient at the various levels of management.

CO3        Analyze planning and control measures to evaluate organizational performance.

CO4        Assess building a diverse and motivated workforce by using management of human resources principles.

CO5        Develop practical managerial solutions for contemporary organizational issues.

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Textbook

 

ISBN-13: 978-0077862534

Articles and Managerial Reports

Throughout the course, contemporary articles and reports are required to assist in transitioning the theory and concepts. These resources can be accessed through the TESC ProQuest database, which you can find through the myEdison portal under the Educational tab in the My Resources block.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Principles of Management is a three-credit, online course consisting of six modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums, complete written assignments, take a proctored midterm examination, and complete a final project. See below for details.

Consult the Course Calendar for due dates.

Discussion Forums

You are required to complete eight graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules and the final project. Please note there is an ungraded, but required, Introductions Forum and an ungraded, but required, Discussion Forum 1 in Module 1.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete four written assignments. The written assignments are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules.

Before submitting your written assignments, please ensure the following:

  1. The document is proofread and revised. Thus, there are no grammar and structure errors. Specifically, the composition must be free of vague pronouns, tense shifts, and rambling.

  1. The writing style, tone, and focus are professional, whereby the opening paragraph has a clearly defined statement of purpose. The submission contains no author bias or personalization; that is, the report is written in the objective third person.

  1. Quotations and paraphrased ideas are given full credit, both in text and in a reference list, using APA format.

Examinations

For a list of key concepts that may appear on your exam(s), refer to the study guide(s) available in the Examinations section of the course Web site.

You will be required to take three noncumulative exams proctored online. Each exam will be one hour and contain multiple-choice questions that focus on course and modular objectives. The exams are closed book; no materials are allowed.

Each exam requires that you use the College’s Online Proctor Service. Please refer to the Examinations and Proctors section of the Online Student Handbook (see General Information area of the course website) for further information about scheduling and taking online exams and for all exam policies and procedures. You are strongly advised to schedule your exam within the first week of the semester.

Online exams are administered through the course website. Consult the Course Calendar for the official dates of exams weeks.

Statement about Cheating

You are on your honor not to cheat during the exam. Cheating means:

If there is evidence that you have cheated or plagiarized in your exam, the exam will be declared invalid, and you will fail the course.

Final Project

The final project enables you to infuse theories, concepts, and vocabulary learned in the course with a contemporary management issue of your choice. Since business management is the subject of the report, content should never drift from the identified purpose. This final project is an applied analysis; therefore, you should only use experts to support your positions, arguments, suggestions, or recommendations.

Throughout the course, you will complete two final project pacing activities, in Module 1 and Module 3, that will enable you to develop your ideas and receive feedback to aid you in the process.

To conduct research for the final paper, you may need a library card to access the NJ State Library, which is free for TESC students. Be sure to apply early in the semester, as it may take several weeks to receive your card. https://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/get_a_library_card/state_employee_and_tesc_students/

Comprehensive Examination

As part of your enrollment in a School of Business and Management degree program, it is required that you take a comprehensive exam to assess your foundational knowledge as well as to evaluate your achievement of the learning outcomes associated with the program of study. The primary purpose of this exam is to allow Thomas Edison State College to assess the quality of our academic programs so that we may continue to provide the best educational experience for our learners.

You will take this exam twice over the course of obtaining your degree: once in a course at the beginning of the program and once in a course at the end. The first (inbound) exam assesses your pre-program foundational knowledge; the second (outbound) exam assesses your knowledge after having completed the courses in the program. There is no need to prepare for the exam.

Please note that you will take the exam only once in any particular course.

The exam will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. You will not receive a grade on the exam, nor will your performance on the exam raise or lower your course grade. However, taking the exam and posting the exam completion certificate in this course is required, and you will not receive a passing grade in the course unless you have posted the completion certificate.

Documents containing information about the exam and instructions for registering for and taking it are linked in Module 1 of the course.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93–100

C+

=

78–79

A–

=

90–92

C

=

73–77

B+

=

88–89

C–

=

70–72

B

=

83–87

D

=

60–69

B–

=

80–82

F

=

Below 60

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or better (for an area of study course) or D or better (for a course not in your area of study), based on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., exams, assignments, discussion postings).

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Thomas Edison State College is committed to maintaining academic quality, excellence, and honesty. The College expects all members of its community to share the commitment to academic integrity, an essential component of a quality academic experience.

Students at Thomas Edison State College are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.

All members of the College community are responsible for reviewing the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the College Catalog and online at www.tesc.edu.

Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:

Plagiarism

Thomas Edison State College is committed to helping students understand the seriousness of plagiarism, which is defined as using the work and ideas of others without proper citation. The College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing are subject to discipline under the academic code of conduct policy.

If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > Citing Sources.)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism

When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Writing Assistance at Smarthinking

Originality Report Checking at Turnitin

Disciplinary Process for Plagiarism

Acts of both intentional and unintentional plagiarism violate the Academic Code of Conduct.

If an incident of plagiarism is an isolated minor oversight or an obvious result of ignorance of proper citation requirements, the mentor may handle the matter as a learning exercise. Appropriate consequences may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool in addition to a lower grade for the assignment or course. The mentor will notify the student and appropriate dean of the consequence by e-mail.

If the plagiarism appears intentional and/or is more than an isolated incident, the mentor will refer the matter to the appropriate dean, who will gather information about the violation(s) from the mentor and student, as necessary. The dean will review the matter and notify the student in writing of the specifics of the charge and the sanction to be imposed.

Possible sanctions include:

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