BU237 Principles of Management

Fall 2019

Course Information

Instructor: Sami Talsma

  • Days/Time: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Required Text: MGMT, 11 edition, Chuck Williams, ISBN: 9781337407465
  • Instructor Email: sami.talsma@colbycc.edu
  • Phone Number: 785-460-5526
 

CCC Mission

Challenge students to adapt to a diverse society. Create opportunities for student growth. Connect student learning with professional experiences.

Course Description

This course will enable the student to gain knowledge regarding the evolution of management and develop management skills.  The student will practice teamwork, leadership, motivation and the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The student will explore current management topics such as globalization, diversity, ethics, social responsibility, quality, productivity and participative management.

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Course Objectives and Competencies

Objective 1: Discuss the scope of the manager’s role.

Upon completion of Objective 1, students will:

  • Define management as well as the levels and functions.
  • Define the management process period, management theory and history.
  • Identify the three major categories of organizational change.
  • Define job analysis, job description, job specification, and skills inventory.
  • Identify the different types of departmentalization.
 

Objective 2: Identify and apply the fundamental management principles.

Upon completion of Objective 2, students will:

  • Distinguish between power, authority, and responsibility.
  • Describe the orientation process.
  • Define leadership and leadership styles.
  • Explain wellness programs.
  • Explain why management controls are necessary.
  • Describe the major performance appraisal methods.
 

Objective 3: Analyze managers’ activities and their organizational outcomes.

Upon completion of Objective 3, students will:

  • Identify specific tools and techniques used to make decisions.
  • Explain a code of ethics and social responsibility.
  • Describe the strategies organizations use to compete in the global economy.
  • Define planning and distinguish between formal and functional plans.
  • Define strategic management and explain the strategic management process.
  • Define organization and differentiate between a formal and informal organization.
  • Describe the five types of organizational structure.
  • Discuss the different stages an organization goes through as it develops.
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Objective 4: Distinguish between effective and ineffective management practices.

Upon completion of Objective 4, students will:

  • Define communication and describe the interpersonal communication process.
  • Define stress and burnout.
  • Explain the importance of trust in management in motivation.
  • Define operations management.
  • Define work groups, norms, cohesiveness and conformity.
  • List and define the most popular methods of management development.
  • Define performance and performance appraisal.
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Course Policies

Assignments and Tests

When you first view your class, look over class requirements, assignments, and other class content to ensure that you wish to remain in the class. If you decide to drop the class, do NOT post in Canvas at all, as that counts as attendance per college policy, and you would be charged a portion of tuition for dropping after attending/posting.

CCC Policies

Canvas Attendance

When you first view your class, look over class requirements, assignments, and other class content to ensure that you wish to remain in the class. If you decide to drop the class, do NOT post in Canvas at all, as that counts as attendance per college policy, and you would be charged a portion of tuition for dropping after attending/posting.

CCC Attendance

Colby Community College views class attendance as a mandatory activity. However, if students must be absent, the students should make arrangements in advance with the instructors. Students absent as official college representatives (athletics, activities, or scholarship fulfillment) are not counted absent but MUST make advance arrangements with instructors to complete all course work. Punitive grades cannot and will not be assigned if the absence is excused by the college. It is always the student’s responsibility to notify instructors of any absence due to illness or any other reason.

Netiquette

This is a professional educational environment, and your emails should reflect that. Consequently, you should remember to type your first and last name at the close of every email so I know who I am replying to.

When posting on the Discussion Board in your online class, you should:

  • Make posts that are on topic and within the scope of the course material
  • Take your posts seriously and review and edit your posts before sending
  • Be as brief as possible while still making a thorough comment
  • Always give proper credit when referencing or quoting another source
  • Be sure to read all messages in a thread before replying
  • Don’t repeat someone else’s post without adding something of your own to it
  • Avoid short, generic replies such as, “I agree.” You should include why you agree or add to the previous point
  • Always be respectful of others’ opinions even when they differ from your own
  • When you disagree with someone, you should express your differing opinion in a respectful non-critical way
  • Do not make personal or insulting remarks
  • Be open-minded

Tech Support Information

  • Canvas Support Hotline: 855-691-5024

    You can access Canvas Support Information by selecting the help button on the left-hand menu.

  • Colby Community College Support: support@colbycc.edu

Finals

In accordance with Colby Community College policy, students are required to be present for their final exam and/or complete any assessment during the time stated. If you have a conflict with this time, you must obtain written permission two weeks prior from the Executive Vice President and the instructor to schedule a make-up exam. Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the final exam schedule, and oversleeping are not viable reasons for rescheduling a final.

Syllabus Information Disclaimer

I reserve the right to change any information contained in this document, when necessary, with adequate notice given to the student. Notice shall be given in the classroom during class. No other notice is required. It is the students’ responsibility to stay current with any changes, modifications, adjustments or amendments that are made to this document. Students should adhere to the attendance, cell phone, assignment, test and grading policies in the course syllabus.

Academic Integrity

Colby Community College defines academic integrity as learning that leads to the development of knowledge and/or skills without any form of cheating or plagiarism. This learning requires respect for Colby’s institutional values of quality, service and integrity. All Colby Community College students, faculty, staff, and administrators are responsible for upholding academic integrity.

Cheating is giving, receiving, or using unauthorized help on individual and group academic exercises such as papers, quizzes, tests, and presentations through any delivery system in any learning environment. This includes impersonating another student, sharing content without authorization, fabricating data, and altering academic documents, including records, with or without the use of personal and college electronic devices.

Plagiarism is representing or turning in someone else’s work without proper citation of the source. This includes unacknowledged paraphrase, quotation, or complete use of someone else’s work in any form. It also includes citing work that is not used and taking credit for a group project without contributing to it.

The following procedure will be used for students who violate the policy for the Academic Integrity Policy begins with the notification of the first infraction and continues throughout the student’s tenure at Colby Community College:

  • First Offense — Student will receive a zero for the assignment and the student will be reported to the Executive Vice President.
  • Second Offense — The student will receive a failing grade in the class and be reported to the Executive Vice President and removed from the class in which the offense occurred.
  • Third Offense — The student will be reported to the Executive Vice President and dismissed from the college.

Any questions about this policy may be referred to the Executive Vice President.

Assessment

Colby Community College assesses student learning at several levels: general education, program, and course. The goal of these assessment activities is to improve student learning. As a student in this course, you will participate in various assessment activities. An example of your work, a paper, some test questions, a presentation, or other work may be selected for assessment. This process will not affect your grade, will not require you do additional work and your evaluation will be confidentially handled. Results of these activities will be used to improve teaching and learning at Colby Community College.

Tutoring

Free tutoring is available to all students at Colby Community College. The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), located in the Library, provides support services for all learners, on-campus and online. To schedule an appointment, visit https://hfdavismemoriallibrary.setmore.com/, email tutor@colbycc.edu or call 785-460-5480.

Tutoring is available in Student Support Services to eligible SSS participants. Please contact Student Support Services for qualifying program criteria at 785-460-5510, or by stopping by Student Support Services, located in the Student Union.

Online tutoring from ThinkingStorm is available to Colby Community College students 24/7 through their Canvas accounts. Every student can access up to 10 free hours of online tutoring each semester. For assistance with online tutoring, students may contact ThinkingStorm Support at care@thinkingstorm.com or by phone at 1-877-889-5996.

Accomodations for Students with Disabilities

According to the Americans Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of each student with a disability to notify the college of his/her disability and to request accommodation. If a member of the class has a documented learning disability or a physical disability and is requesting special accommodations, he/she should contact disability services at disability@colbycc.edu.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Colby Community College provides equality of opportunity to its applicants for admission, enrolled students, graduates, and employees. The College does not discriminate with respect to hiring, continuation of employment, promotion, tenure, other employment practices, application for admission or career services and placement on the basis of race, color, gender, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or religion. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, contact the Vice President of Student Affairs, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Colby Community College, 1255 S. Range Ave., Colby, KS 67701 (785) 460-5490.

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
(800) 621-7440
FAX (312) 263-4162
https://www.hlcommission.org/

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Method of Evaluation

Your grade will be based on the following:

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Total450
Assignments 310
Participation & Self-Assessments40
Exams100
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You will have the opportunity to earn extra credit:

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Your grade will be based on the following:

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90 - 100
B
80 - 89
C
70 - 79
D
60 - 69
F
0 - 59

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