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MGMT 3610 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior is an introductory course in management. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the management functions, and its role in organizations and society.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the primary functions of management and the roles of managers.
  • Differentiate between leadership and management.
  • Explain how managers align the planning process with an organization's mission,
  • vision, and values.
  • Explain the strategies managers can use to respond to cultural differences and to build diverse and inclusive environments.
  • Describe the methods of encouraging ethical behavior, social responsibility, and the laws encouraging sound organizational practices.
  • Apply effective critical thinking skills and written and oral communication skills in business related situations
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

Junior status.

Course Topics:
  • Innovative Management and Change
  • Organizational Culture
  • Global Management
  • Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Individual Behavior and Differences
  • Power, Influence, and Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Group and Team Dynamics and Communication
Specific Course Requirements:

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:
Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

Tests include two (2) 25-point D2L tests with the format including 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions,and timed for 35 minutes. Tests will cover material from textbook chapters and two learning modules (LM),slides, Connect quizzes and assignment content, video and article content, and lecture material for designated chapters. Test 1 includes (Chapters 1-7; LM-entrepreneurship) and Test 2 includes (Chapters 8-14; LM-sustainability). The final comprehensive exam is optional and will replace a lower test grade if it ishigher. Taking the optional final will not hurt your grade. Tests and final exams are located under Quizzes in D2L. Due dates are located in the Getting Started module in D2L within the Course Schedule file.

Please note that Tests and final exam are NOT open book, and use of any materials DURING the TAKING OFANY TESTS/EXAMS including instructor solution manuals, textbook test banks, instructor’s guides,textbooks, or Internet searches and answer-key websites (e.g., Quizlet, Course Hero) is a violation of the TNe Campus Academic Integrity Policy. Please plan, prepare, and study accordingly.

Grading Procedures:

Graded Items

DescriptionPoints
Tests (2 @ 25pts each), 17%50
Optional Final to replace lowest Test(25)
Assignments (including McGraw Hill Connect): 83%250
Connect Chapter Quizzes (13 @ 3 points each; 16 chapters with the lowest grade for 3 chapters dropped)39
Connect Chapter Smartbook Assignments (13 @ 7 points each; 16 chapters with the lowest grade for 3 chapters dropped)91
Discussion Board Assignment Posts (4 @ 20 points each)80
Student Introduction Discussion Board Post10
Decision Style Assessment Reflection Paper30
Total Points, 100%300

 

Grading and Evaluation Criteria
Your grade is based on a total of 300 points, and all of your grades are calculated on a "points" basis. The final grade is determined by the number of points earned on 1) all required assignments, 2) all required Connect activities, and 3) tests. Your total points earned will be divided by the total points possible for a final percentage. Grades will be posted in D2L. NOTE: There is no guarantee that the Instructor will round-up total points at the end of the semester. For example, if a student has an 89.99 average, then the course grade will be a “B.”

List and Schedule of Formal Assessed Activities
Course assignments, activities, tests, and due dates are listed in the course schedule location of the Getting Started module within D2L. URL links and assignment files are located under the D2L Course Assignments module.

Tests
Tests include two (2) 25-point D2L tests with the format including 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions,and timed for 35 minutes. Tests will cover material from textbook chapters and two learning modules (LM),slides, Connect quizzes and assignment content, video and article content, and lecture material for designated chapters. Test 1 includes (Chapters 1-7; LM-entrepreneurship) and Test 2 includes (Chapters 8-14; LM-sustainability). The final comprehensive exam is optional and will replace a lower test grade if it is higher. Taking the optional final will not hurt your grade. Tests and final exams are located under Quizzes inD2L. Due dates are located in the Getting Started module in D2L within the Course Schedule file. Please note that Tests and final exam are NOT open book, and use of any materials DURING the TAKING OF ANY TESTS/EXAMS including instructor solution manuals, textbook test banks, instructor’s guides,textbooks, or Internet searches and answer-key websites (e.g., Quizlet, Course Hero) is a violation of the TNe Campus Academic Integrity Policy. Please plan, prepare, and study accordingly.

Grading Scale:

Letter grades for this course will be assigned based on the following scale.

Point Range%Assigned Grade
270-200 points90-100A
240-269 points80-89B
210-239 points70-79C
180-209 points60-69D
below 180 points<60F

 

Assignments and Projects:

Weekly Connect Activities

McGraw Hill Publisher’s Connect™ is this course’s textbook website resource that contains various quizzes, videos, flashcards, textbook eBook, simulations, and assignment activities aimed to help students experience a robust and engaging learning experience of management concepts.

Each week, students will be required to complete the Connect Chapter Smartbook activities and Chapter Quizzes associated for each week's module. It is recommended that you complete each week's assignments and quizzes in the order that they are due to ensure your success of learning chapter material in an organized weekly time-paced manner and to complete these activities that will count towards your course points grade. Information and guidelines on the required Connect activities can be found within the Assignments Module in D2L. Due dates can be found in the course schedule located under the Getting Started module.

  • SmartBook Readings/Assignment Activities: These are interactive reading assignments in Connect's eBook and are designed to introduce you to key course concepts and assess your knowledge as you progress. Each chapter's Smartbook total assignment activities are worth 7 points and will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Access to Smartbook is through the D2L Connect URL link within the Textbook Access module.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Note that the quizzes are open book and you will be able to take them up to 2 times; only your highest score will be recorded in the grade book. The chapter quizzes are worth 3 points each and will take approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete. Access is through the D2L Connect URL link within the Textbook Access module.
  • Connect Activities Points: A total of 130 possible Connect Activity course points are available for students to earn the required total points towards course grade (91 points from 13 chapter Smartbook Assignments at 7 points each; and 39 points from 13 chapter Quizzes at 3 points each). Note that the course will cover fourteen (14) textbook chapters plus two (2) learning modules for a total of 16 chapters. The lowest three chapter grades for both Connect Chapter Quizzes and Connect Chapter Smartbook assignments will be dropped. Thus, you will only have 13 chapters for Connect Quizzes and Smartbook assignments that will count towards your course grade (130 points total). In addition to the Connect Smarbook and Chapter Quiz activities, three Role-Play Simulation activities are available in Connect for students should they need to earn "make-up" points for missed Connect chapter activities. Each of these Role-Play Simulations are worth 10 points, for a total of 30 additional points to earn. Remember, only 130 points total from Connect quizzes and activities will count towards your course grade.

 

Discussion Board Assignments

There are a total of four required discussion board posts requiring students to review either a video, article, or presented workplace scenario problem and answer a set of given questions. Students are to post their responses by the given due date. Note that students must post their discussion response first before seeing other student class posts. While no peer responses are required, it is encouraged that students read others' posts and interact by giving substantive comments or asking questions, all as a part of the interactive class learning community. Additionally, students are required to be respectful and abide by the ethical standards set by their university and its student code of conduct.

 

Decision Style Assessment Reflective Paper

The Decision Style Assessment Reflective Paper is an assignment whereby the student will take a short decision style assessment and answer questions around the results of the assessment. The students will also reflect on their experiences and apply their results in a workplace setting.

Class Participation:

Students are considered interactive when logging into D2L and responding to the discussion boards during the week a discussion board assignment is due and submitting course work by the deadline. Interaction is also comprised of communicating with the instructor as a learning resource and checking the course News web page frequently for announcements and updates.

Late Policy:

Assignments and projects may be submitted anytime up to and including the date due. Please review all information in this syllabus, the course schedule (for due dates), and the Assignments module for all formally assessed work details and instructions. Only one late assignment is allowed in this course with a 5% penalty, NOT including Tests and the Connect activities. Any additional (second or more) late assignments will receive a 25% deduction penalty per day, with the fourth day receiving a “0.” There will be NO allowance of late assignments after the late assignment date deadline. Please plan accordingly. Note that late assignments will be graded later in the semester.

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:

RULES OF THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS STATE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF TENNESSEE SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT RULES CHAPTER 0240-02-03 STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications

Email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members

Discussions:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.


Last Revised on August 2, 2021