INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS CENTER
TROY UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE PROGRAM
Principles of Management
Completion of Lower Division Core
TIME OF CLASS and CLASS LOCATION:
An introduction to management functions, principles, and techniques. The course includes a discussion of planning, organizing, influencing through leadership, and control within the organization. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course exposes the student to the functions of modern business management (staffing, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling) in a complex, global environment. Students will understand theoretical text readings and case studies that are applicable to practical situations in the workplace. The course will provide the fundamentals necessary for many other courses in the business disciplines. PURPOSE:
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. List and describe major management theories as represented through the history of modern management thought.
2. Define and describe the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of management.
3. Describe the internal and external environments of management.
4. Demonstrate written communication skills appropriate to the profession of management.
5. Discuss ethics and social responsibility in the context of management. TEXTBOOK:
Daft, R. L., & Marcic, D. Understanding management (4th ed.). (2004 or current). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western. OTHER MATERIALS:
CLASS PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS:
This course will be delivered in a lecture/discussion format. Primary delivery will through PowerPoint and overhead presentations. PPT Presentations will be posted to the web site prior to class. Students should print the presentations and bring them to class to allow them to focus on the topic and to take more organized notes. GRADING METHODS & EXAMINATIONS:
Final grades will be calculated as a weighted average as follows:
3 @ 100 points each
Case Study Questions
TOTAL = 500 POINTS
The student's final grade will be determined using the traditional grading scale: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: Below 60.
Students are expected to attend every class since attendance has a strong correlation with your grade. If a student misses a class, they must have an excused absence (see policy in attendance section) in order to have a missed quiz exempted from the grade.
TEST/FINAL EXAM RULES:
The final exam will be delivered differently than Tests as it will be given on the classroom in a proctored setting. This comprehensive, timed, closed-book/closed-notes exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions covering all learning objectives in this course. The test is strictly timed, no different than an in-class exam. Students who exceed the time allowed would have points deducted. No exceptions! Students will be permitted to use a calculator without text storage capability, but no other materials may be used, including translators or cell phones.
Violations of the above policies may result in your receiving an F for the exam. See the Incomplete/Missed work section of the syllabus for the policy on missed tests.
A WP or DP grade can only be given to students who file paperwork after the academic penalty deadline and who have a C or better in the class at the time they withdraw or drop. An FA grade will be given to students who miss 35% or more classes in the term without an excuse AND/OR those who miss any test without an excuse. In no event may a student drop or withdraw from the course after the final examination is completed and final course grades are...
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