COURSE NUMBER & TITLE: Management 301, Organization and Management
TERM, LEVEL, AND CREDIT: 8:00-9:15 am & 2:30-3:45 pm., Fall, 2000, Undergraduate, 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Management processes and function in manufacturing and service
organizations. Analysis of organization structure, management practices of planning and
control. Motivation and leadership practices. Introduction to techniques and tools of decision
processes. (Three semester hours credit)
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Economics 201 or 202 and Accounting 201
COURSE TEXT: Management, Kathryn Bartol and David Martin (Third Edition) Irwin
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Boston, MA
1. To understand the general concept of what management is and some background as to how the field has developed historically.
2. To comprehend some of the environmental forces which influence management, including international, and ethical, competitive, etc.
3. To learn the concepts and processes in planning and deciding an entity's future operations.
4. To comprehend the need to organize a firm and to understand the processes by which the firm can be structured.
5. To understand the factors involved in managing human behavior within an organization.
6. To understand the need for and methods available for controlling an organization's operation sin the creation of goods and services.
7. To comprehend the coordination and development of the human resources available to the
INSTRUCTOR: Tommy Cates OFFICE: 213 Business Administration
OFFICE HOURS: 11:00-2:30 and 3:45-5:00 TTh, or by appointment
PHONE: 587-7307 WITH V/MAIL EMAIL: email@example.com
1. Expectations. Assignments indicated below reflect the plan for presentation of course
materials and will be followed as closely as circumstances permit. Adjustments may,
however, be made from time to time by class announcement. Each student is responsible
for compliance with all announced adjustments. Individual students are responsible for
meeting prerequisites, requirements, and objectives. Prerequisites for this course are
Economics 202 and Accounting 201.
I expect you to come to class prepared each day. This means you should have read and
outlined the assigned materials from the text every class day. I expect you to think of
applications of this material. I expect your undivided attention in class and any deviation
from this will result in your being asked to leave class for that day.
2. Attendance Policy. Students are expected to be present for all class meetings. Material
covered during an absence is the responsibility of the student, except cases where the
student has an acceptable reason for the absence. Reasonableness is to be judged entirely
by the instructor. History suggests that you can obtain a better grade by attending the class
regularly and one point will be deducted from your course average for each unexcused
absence. You control your own grade.
3. Evaluation Policy. The final grade will be calculated based on a weighting system as
determined by the class.
The grading scale is:
100%-90% = A; 89%-80% = B; 79%-70% = C; 69%-60% = D; 59% or less = F
4. Examinations. Four examinations will be given during the semester. The examinations
will be composed of both objective (multiple choice) questions. Questions on the
examinations will be developed from materials covered in the text, material covered in the
lectures, or materials which the students might reasonably be expected to understand. The
final examination will be one hour and a half long. Each exam counts equally.
All examination grades are automatically curved to allow the top grade in the class to be
100. Then, all other grades are computed as a percentage of the top grade. For example,
if the top grade is 40 questions correct, and another student has 30 correct, this student
makes a grade of 75% on this examination. This translates to you as the students
controlling the class through grades.
5. Oral Communication. At the beginning of each class meeting, each student is required to
be prepared to come to the front of the class and discuss:
1) the material which is to be covered in the current day's assignment
2) Applications of major sections of the chapter. These cannot come from the text.
There needs to be at least two applications; but more applications, according to
their quality, counts more toward gaining more points.
A student's name will be drawn at random (with replacement) for the duties of
discussant. Completion of the discussion of the material (outlined in points 1 and
2 above) in a satisfactory manner will increase the student's overall average for the
course. The amount of increase will be determined by the student's degree of
dependence on notes, outlines, or the text. The scale for these rewards are as
Use textbook while presenting the material.....................Up to 1 point
Use notes, note cards, or outline......................................Up to 3 points
"Cold Turkey" (no supporting materials)..........................Up to 5 points
An example of the effect on this type of presentation would be: if the student has
a 88 for an overall course grade (earning a "B") and he/she is selected and is
prepared to lead the discussion and earns 3 points, the student's grade will be
increased to a 91 (earning an "A") for the course.
Evaluation of these presentations will be made by a trio of students who have been
called upon in the past days of the semester. Scores should be based on:
1) ability to present the entire chapter material
2) originality and quality of the "applications" the student presents (cannot have been presented in an earlier class)
3) reasonableness of the "applications" (absolutely bizarre applications of the material will not get credit)
4) ability to hold the interest of the class as a whole.
You or your fellow students evaluate you and control your grade on this part of the class.
6. I consider my actions to be a supervisor of instruction. I do not cover all the materials in
the text; however, you are responsible for all the materials in the text. This may not fit
with the typical stereotype that you have of a teacher, but my intention is to make you more
responsible for the actual learning. Students also set the standards for grades in this
course. I serve as mentor, guide, and supervisor. I explain the materials. You are
responsible for the amount of learning that can occur in this class. You can get a
tremendous amount from the class or you can get very little -- it is your decision.
This approach has a side effect: I do not lecture or read straight from the textbook. In fact,
when I walk into the room for class I do not have a specific class lecture prepared. You
control the class lecture for each day by either asking questions or submitting written
questions before class. A place in the classroom will be designated for these written
questions to be left for me before class. While the discussant is presenting the materials
for the day, I will read these questions and begin framing a class lecture. Oral questions
about these discussions will be answered at any point of the lecture. Once these written
questions are answered in class, the lecture will turn to any oral questions that you might
have that have not been answered earlier.
I intend to develop the classroom experience to fit your needs in the entire class. You
control the curve on grades. You control the materials discussed in the class. You control
the grades given in class. You control the quality of the class.
However, I have tried to develop a situation where you come to class as mature adults and
you are prepared by reading and outlining the materials in the text. You are also expected
to think about applications of the materials before you come to class. I expect you to study
for this class as much or more than you have studied for any class you have had at the
University, but you are in control of as much of the class as possible.
August 22 Introduction
24 Chapter 1
29 Chapter 2
31 Chapter 3
Sept 5 Chapter 4
7 Exam 1 (Chapters 1-4)
12 Chapter 5
14 Chapter 6
19 Chapter 7
21 Exam 2 (Chapters 5-7)
26 Chapter 8
28 Chapter 9
Oct 3 Chapter 10
5 Exam 3 (Chapters 8-10)
6 Last Day to Drop!
10 Chapter 11
12 Chapter 12
17 Chapter 12
19 Fall Break
24 Chapter 13
26 Chapter 13
31 Chapter 14
Nov 2 Chapter 15
7 Exam 4 (Chapters 11-15)
9 Chapter 16
14 Chapter 17
16 Chapter 18
21 Chapter 19
28 Chapter 20
30 Chapter 20
Dec 5 Chapter 21
7 Chapter 21
13 Final Comprehensive Exam 5:15-7:15