Bus 315 – Principles Of Management
Dr. Glenna Meyer, Professor
Office: B-22 Tate Hall
Tues. & Thurs. 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Wed. 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
**I will gladly arrange additional office hours by appointment at your convenience.
Course Description: Principles of Management examines the principal functional areas of management-planning, organizing, directing, and controlling as well as environmental, legal, economic, ethical, statistical, international, and career issues.
Required Textbooks: Managing NOW!, Dessler and Phillips, 2008, Houghton Mifflin.
- The Environment of Managing Now
Managing and the Evolution of Management
Ethical and Social Issues
Managing in a Global Environment
Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Information and Decision Making Now
Information and Knowledge Management
Decision Making Now
- Planning and Controlling Now
Planning and Strategic Management
Managing Operations and Supply Chains
- Organizing Now
Designing and Changing Organizations
Human Resource Management
- Leading Now
Building Teamwork, Community, and Culture
Managing Trust and Collaboration
Goal: The general objective of this course is to understand the basic concepts, theories, and research in management and to apply them to practical management problems.
Specific Objectives: At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:
- Know what managers do, McGregor’s Theory X and Y
- Define organization, management and types of managers
- Explain different managerial skills: technical, interpersonal, conceptual
- Analyze the evolution of modern management
- Explain the ethics in an age of information technology
- Know the influences of ethical behavior at work
- Define social responsibility
- Discuss diversity management
- Explain global management
- Know why companies conduct business abroad
- Analyze planning, organizing, and controlling in a global environment
- Describe leading and motivating in a multicultural environment
- Explain what it takes to be an entrepreneur
- Discuss innovation management and new product development
- Know information systems for managing organizations
- Describe enterprise systems and knowledge management
- Know about telecommunications and computerized networks
- Describe how firms organize around different types of technology
- Explain the basics of decision making
- Know how to make better decision and avoid psychological traps
- Determine the nature and purpose of planning and forecasting
- Explain different types of plans
- Define strategic planning, strategy execution and digital dashboards
- Know the fundamentals of effective control, traditional controls and IT-enabled control systems
- Describe the basics of operations management, PERT, CPM
- Analyze operations and inventory planning and control
- Know how to control for quality and productivity
- Know world-class operations management methods
- Discuss departmentalization and how to create departments
- Know how to achieve coordination of departments
- Analyze authority and chain of command
- Identify the types of organizational change
- Know how to deal with resistance to change
- Identify the process for leading organizational change.
- Describe human resource management’s strategic role
- Know how to write job descriptions and how to recruit employees
- Analyze interviewing, selecting employees and employee training
- Explain leadership and the characteristics of leaders
- Know the influences of a leader’s effectiveness
- Describe motivation and where does it come from
- Analyze content approaches, process approaches, learning and reinforcement approaches to motivation
- Explain ways to reward performance
- Describe the communication process such as organizational, media and interpersonal skills
- Explain the basics of teamwork
- Know how to build teamwork through community and culture
- Explain how to build trust and collaboration
- Show examples of collaborative efforts
- Cite examples of collaborative efforts
- Define ways to build trust and improve collaboration
From time to time throughout the semester, you will find a trip to the library necessary and helpful in the completion of case studies and homework. Standard reference materials you may find helpful are as follows (all available in Willet Memorial Library, Wesleyan College, unless otherwise indicated):
- Discussion of chapter material and cases. Students are expected to read the chapters, which are assigned BEFORE attending class. Your instructor will assume that you have read the material.
Additional resource: Web CT/Blackboard or LMS
- Experiential exercises . Exercises range from case incidents and group activities to individual self-assessment quizzes. These will be assigned for out of class and in class completion. Theory will be applied to practical application.
- Seminars/guest speakers. Leading business persons from the nation will share their knowledge with us at appointed times in Fiscal Fitness series and other venues. Absence at FF will count as a class absence.
- Field trips at various times to selected sites if assigned by your instructor.
- Case analysis. Throughout the semester case analyses will be assigned. Each analysis is to be typed and ready to be submitted at the beginning of the class hour on the designated date. Late papers will not be accepted except in emergencies. Oral discussion of cases will be conducted in class.
- Review current articles about management practices; apply information to current settings. Access internet, newspapers, and periodicals.
- Critique the economic climate which contributes to success in Asia and Eastern Europe.
- Identify political and economic policies of Eastern Europe which help or hamper private retailers.
- Evaluate factors that impact southeast Asia's economic growth.
- Role-playing: You will present information by portraying various roles of executives in companies. These true-to-life examples will help you reflect on contemporary issues.
- Research paper: You will research a topic that will be approved by your professor. Ten different sources must be cited APA style. Body of research paper must be ten pages minimum, one-inch margins, double-spaced with 10-point font, Times New Roman. Your bibliography will be more extensive than your citations. Topic must be approved by Day 4. Bibliography must be approved in consultation with your professor by Week 6. A written ten-page paper will be presented to your professor with proper citations. All journals need to be scholarly and no older than 3 years.
- Oral presentation –You will present your paper to the class, with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation on the date assigned.
Absence Policy and Attendance Regulations:
The attendance policy as set forth in the Wesleyan College Catalogue and this syllabus will be followed. You are expected to attend classes so you can participate in class discussion. Your instructor will determine if your work may be made up. If your absence is excused by prior arrangement with your instructor, your work must be submitted PRIOR to your absence. If you miss an examination for an unavoidable reason (as determined by your instructor), your final examination grade will be increased by the weight of the exam missed. Failure to attend and participate may adversely affect your grade. If you do miss class, you are responsible for getting your assignment for that class period.
In consideration of your classmates’ learning and thinking processes, place your cell phone on a non-ring mode, such as vibrate or silent while in the classroom.
PLAGIARISM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. You must use appropriate citations.
HONOR CODE: The Honor Code is the foundation upon which life in the Wesleyan college community is built. It is based upon the idea that individual freedom is a right founded upon responsibility. A student is expected to tell the truth, respect others and their property, and maintain academic integrity and honesty in all areas of her college life. If a student violates a principle of the Honor Code at any time, the student is honor-bound to turn herself in (self-report). Likewise, if a student is aware that a fellow student has violated an honor principle, the student is honor-bound to ask the violator to self-report within 24 hours or report the violation.
Maintaining these principles of honor is the ideal toward which we strive. Membership in the college community involves establishing and maintaining these broad honor principles. It is understood that by becoming a student at Wesleyan, an individual signifies her acceptance of the Honor Code.
Statement On Disabilities:
Wesleyan College is committed to equal education and full participation for all students. Any student who requires reasonable academic accommodations or the use of auxiliary aids in class must first identify herself to the Director of the Academic Center. The director will evaluate medical documentation provided by the student and will recommend appropriate accommodations to each of the student’s professors. The student will then collaborate with each of her professors in all of her courses.
Exams - Objective & Essay 75%
Written paper, analysis, oral presentation and
participation in discussion 20%
Attendance (class & seminars), Experiential Exercises,
Case Analyses & Homework 5%
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 and below = F