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Principles of Management


Summer Quarter 2018

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

South Campus – Room 516

Instructor: Rena Herbert, MA


Metropolitan Community College

Course Syllabus 2018 Summer


Title: Principles of Management

Prefix/Section: BSAD_2100_9A

Credit Hours: 4.50

Class begins/Ends: 06-09-2018 / 08-11-2018

Meeting Day(s)/Times: Saturday / 8:00 – 12:00 pm

No Class Days: N/A

Withdrawal Date: 07-28-2018

Class Location South Campus, Room 516

Lab Location: NA




Instructor Name: Schonda Rena Herbert

Office Location: Adjunct Faculty

Office Telephone: Voicemail: 402-350-1790

TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-800-228-9553 (Use only during instructor's MCC office hours. Identify yourself as an online student and give the operator your instructor's office number.)

Office Hours: Prearranged with Instructor


Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses are required to check and use MCC Email (https:portal.) for all official course correspondence. See also STUDENT EMAIL REQUIREMENTS.


ACADEMIC AREA: Business/Real Estate



The course provides an introduction to the theory, and practice of management of the organization. The various schools of management theory are discussed. Special attention is devoted to the process of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling the organization.


COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Describe the management function and role in respect to the challenge of increased workplace diversity, the global economy, international management, advances in technology, and social/ethical responsibility

• Analyze the planning process and how it relates to decision-making, strategic management, and entrepreneurship management

• Describe the nature of organizing and its importance to organizations, including the role of managing human resources

• Explain the leadership function and related motivational influences, organizational communication, and managing groups and teams

• Evaluate the use of effective control systems


Examples of technical skills needed for this course might include the ability to:

• use MCC Email with attachments

• save files to and retrieve from a local drive

• save files in commonly used word processing program formats

• copy and paste

• identify and use a compatible web browser

• identify and install necessary updates

• install and use course-specific software programs 

REQUIRED/SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Wiley Custom Learning Solutions: Management 13th Edition BSAD 2100. By: John Schemerrhorn


The computer you use for MCC online courses must be able to run one of the ANGEL-compatible web browsers listed on the Browser Support Page:


Metropolitan Community College uses Microsoft products as part of its standard software and encourages students to do the same. You may save word-processed documents for file attachments in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format. If your software does not allow either of these, then save files in Rich Text Format (.rtf).



Common instructional methods to be employed include: Textbook and class discussion in an active learning environment. The lectures will be used to introduce and highlight key concepts. Class discussions will be used to elaborate and reinforce the concepts. Discussion and dialogue can promote long-term retention of information, motivate students toward further learning, allow students to apply information in new settings, and develop students’ thinking skills. [McKeachie et al. 1986]. Active learning is when the student demonstrates skills and applied knowledge and follows the ‘Learn by Doing’ philosophy. Instruction may also include the use of short answer questions, case analysis, debates, videos, group/team activities, and experiential real-world activities.


Email sent from a Blackboard course is delivered to both the sender and recipient’s MCC Email account at . No email is stored in Blackboard. Students enrolled in online and hybrid classes are required to check and use MCC Email for an official course correspondence. New email sent from Blackboard will include the course number, section, and title in the subject line. Students should include the same information in the subject line when responding or composing new email from the MCC Email inbox.


Methods of assessing student progress will include performance on all course requirements. Each assessment measure described in the syllabus should be completed as proscribed to successfully complete the course.


Final grades will be based on the following point system:    

|A |90% and above |

|B |80% - 89.9% |

|C |70% - 79.9% must have on test to pass class |

|D |60% - 69.9% |

|F |Otherwise |

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Criteria for Determining Midterm and Final Course Grade (5%): During the first week of the course and midterm, each student will individually contract for a specific grade according to the chart presented below. In order to obtain that particular grade, the student must satisfactorily complete all elements of the contract according to the stated timetable. If the student does not adequately complete all tasks according to the contract and schedule, the grade will be lowered one letter grade for each uncompleted task description.


Students will earn points based on the following:

|Component |Points |Total Points Possible |

|(See the Schedule of Assignments section of the syllabus for more details.) | | |

|Class Attendance/Participation/Grade Sheet – No more than two (2) unexcused absences. Each |Up to 10 per class |100 |

|three tardies will equate to one full class absence. Actively participate in classroom |5 grade sheets | |

|discussion and activities. Good attendance is required for participation. |5 attendance | |

|Exams – Complete two (2) exams. |Up to 100 points per exam |200 |

|Article Reviews— Discuss in class two (2) current articles pertaining to the course subject |Up to 100 points per article |200 |

|matter. No more than one (1) article per class period, or per subject. Articles may NOT come | | |

|from websites, unless coming from CEO/VP Blogs. | | |

|Group Reports – Prepare two (2) 10+ page group reports on a particular company. Present paper |Up to 250 points each |500 |

|in class with PPT. Group Work | | |

|Total Points | |1000 |

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ARTICLE REVIEWS: Each student will read and prepare two (2) current articles, (no more than 6 months old) relating to a business management topic. Students will present these articles in class on the days specifically assigned as Article Review Days. Each article is to be 2 full pages in length, with a title front page, and reference page. 30% will be deducted from a students grade for not adhering to the 2 full page guideline.

Each student will submit 2 completed Article Reviews covering these topics:

▪ List the Article Title, Author, and where the article was published on the Title Page.

▪ If a book: List the Chapter by number, and title that the article coincides to.

▪ Summarize briefly the main idea of the article, and how it relates to management issues.

▪ Relate the article to the chapter readings, and class discussions.

▪ Discuss any areas that support, or conflict with the chapter learning.

▪ Note the theories addressed by the article of interest.

ATTACH a copy of the article, book pages, etc. to your review paper, and submit to the instructor upon the day of your presentation. These articles preferably should come from a national news source, for example, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, business magazines such as Fortune, or professional journals. However, The Omaha World Herald, or other local news sources, are acceptable for this assignment.

EXAMINATIONS: Each student must successfully complete two exams. Each exam will consist of at least 50 objective questions (multiple choice, completion). The first exam will cover Chapters 1 – 9 and the second exam, the remainder of the book. The textbook is the basis for each correct response to the examination questions.

GROUP REPORTS: Students must complete two (2) ten-page group reports, on a company of their choice relating to a business management topic, or subject.

Group reports must include:

← Title page

← Executive Summary

← Table of Contents

← Eight- to Ten-pages constituting the report itself with a theory. This does not includethe title page, executive summary, table of contents, and works cites.

← Headings and sub-headings as an organizational tool

Acceptable report format includes 1” margins, double spaced, and either 11- or 12-inch font. The groups will be required to give a short summary of the report to the class, and present the report using PowerPoint. The group reports will be worked on the last hour of class. The final group report will must also be spiral bound. Office Max offers spiral bound services for $4-5 dollars per bound project.


Extra Credit is strictly an option for any student. The extra credit assignments for this class will consist of a personal mission/vision statement, a 10 year professional goal plan, and a cover letter and resume.


Exams are given Online, thus must be taken during the time given.


In the workplace, employees are expected to complete tasks promptly and at the assigned deadline. Late employees are usually reprimanded and those who are repeatedly late with assignments are generally terminated. This workplace standard applies to this course. Late assignments will only be accepted after making prior arrangements with the instructor. In this course, late assignments will be fined at least 20% of the total possible points. If you will not be present on the required assigned turn in date, please send an email of your assignment, as to not loose points. The following attended class date you must turn in a paper copy of this emailed assignment, in order to receive a grade.


Metropolitan Community College is committed to continuous improvement of teaching and learning. You may be asked to help us to accomplish this objective. For example, you may be asked to respond to surveys or questionnaires. In other cases, tests or assignments you are required to do for this course may be shared with faculty and used for assessment purposes.


By enrolling in classes offered by Metropolitan Community College, the student gives the College license to mark on, modify, and retain the work as may be required by the process of instruction, as described in the course syllabus. The institution shall not have the right to use the work in any other manner without the written consent of the student(s).



Attendance is required. It is understood that situations and emergencies do happen from time to time. You are responsible, however, to notify the instructor and your group of your absence prior to the start of class. It is also your responsibility to ensure that you acquire any handouts and lecture materials during your absence. Any student missing more than 2 classes will not be eligible for an “A” grade, thus will drop a letter grade. Any student missing more than 3 classes may be dropped from the course and will be in jeopardy of a failing grade.

Attendance/Participation Reporting: To confirm each student’s eligibility to remain registered for the class, the instructor will officially report attendance/participation on or before the Census Date. Students in this section of (BSAD 2100_9A) must attend a class meeting by (June 19, 2018).


When you communicate with others in this course, you must follow the Student Conduct Code (), which calls for responsible and cooperative behavior. Please think critically, ask questions, and challenge ideas, but also show respect for the opinions of others, respond to them politely, and maintain the confidentiality of thoughts expressed in the class. You may also wish to review information at .


Students may not video or audio record class sessions without the instructor’s knowledge and permission. If recording of class sessions is authorized as a reasonable accommodation under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the instructor must have the appropriate documentation from College Disability Support Services. Permitted recordings are to be used only for the individual student’s educational review of the class session and may not be reproduced, posted, sold or distributed to others. Students who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary procedures as outlined in the Student Conduct Code.


Students are reminded that materials they use as sources for classwork may be subject to copyright protection. Additional information about copyright is provided on the library website at or by your instructor. In response to incidents of student dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, illegal peer-to-peer file sharing, etc.), the College imposes specific actions that may include receiving a failing grade on a test, failure in the course, suspension from the College, or dismissal from the College. Disciplinary procedures are available in the Advising/Counseling Centers or at .


To promote ethical use of source materials and integrity in students' written work, Metropolitan Community College subscribes to , a service that provides document source analysis in order to detect plagiarism. Students enrolled in this class agree that all required work may be submitted to .


If you cannot participate in and complete this course, you are encouraged to contact your instructor and consult an MCC advisor, counselor, or the Financial Aid Office to evaluate the consequences of dropping the class. You can officially withdraw through My Services on the MCC My Way portal at or by calling Central Registration at 531-622-5231 or 1-800-228-9553. The last date to withdraw is noted in the CLASS IDENTIFICATION section of this syllabus.


MCC's Learning and Tutoring Centers, Math Centers, and Writing Centers offer friendly, supportive learning environments that can help students achieve educational success. Staff members in these centers provide free drop-in assistance with basic computing, reading, math, and writing skills. Self-paced, computer-assisted instructional support in reading, vocabulary, typing, English as a Second Language, and online course orientation is also available.

Detailed information about the Learning and Tutoring, Math, and Writing Centers is in the My Way portal, the College Catalog, and online at .


Metropolitan Community College provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented qualifying disabilities and to students who are pregnant. It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations from the appropriate office listed below. After the student has arranged for accommodations, the student and the instructor should privately discuss these accommodations.

Disabilities: Contact a Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor in any Student Services office. More information is available at .

Pregnancy: Contact a Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor or an Advocacy Counselor in any Student Services office. More information is available at .


Metropolitan Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability or sexual orientation in admission or access to its programs and activities or in its treatment or hiring of employees.


•  If you have difficulty connecting to the Internet, call your Internet provider.

•  If you need help connecting to the course from the Blackboard login page, refer to “Getting Started Online” at .

•  If you are unable to solve the problem, email or call 531-622-2834.


For assistance with student email, passwords, and most other MCC technology, contact the Help Desk at 531-622-2900 or


By using the information technology systems at MCC (including the computer systems and phones), you acknowledge and consent to the conditions of use as set forth in the Metropolitan Community College Procedures Memorandum on Acceptable Use of Information Technology and Resources. It is your responsibility as a student to be familiar with these procedures. The full text of the Procedures Memorandum may be found at the following website: .


Student behavior is expected to support learning at all times by active listening and participation. Failure to do so can result in an “F” for your course grade. Employees who demonstrate integrity and who earn the respect of their colleagues face a number of challenges in fulfilling their responsibilities. Fulfillment of those responsibilities requires that the individual interact with co-workers, supervisors and business clients/customers respectfully and, at times, confront and rise above personal biases and prejudices, in order to perform his or her tasks ethically and with professionalism. Accordingly, you will be expected to comport yourself in the classroom with the same level of professionalism and respect in interactions with your faculty and student colleagues.


• Punctual class attendance

• Attention and careful listening when others are speaking

• Respectful expression of differences and disagreement

• There should be active participation in class with respect for any personal disclosures made in class. Additionally, students should have a commitment to preserve the confidentiality of all disclosures.

• Behavior that is disrespectful of others may result in redirection, dismissal from class, or receipt of a failing grade. Education is not about being right, but about examining and understanding many points of view – even though one may personally disagree with them. Remember that your mind is like a parachute: It only functions when opened


Cell phones are to be turned off or silenced when in the classroom as to not cause disruptions to others. Please take care of this matter before class starts. Continued disruptions could result in deductions to final grades.


Vulgarity/Cursing will not be permitted in class. This is a professional learning environment and should be treated as such. Class participation grades and deductions in final scores, up to and including dismissal from class will result if continued behaviors occur. Additionally, talking to other students during class is a disturbance to others. as well as, a disturbance to the learning environment. Respect should be given to those that have the floor to discuss business issues, including the professor and peers.


NOTE: This syllabus sets forth a tentative schedule of class topics, learning activities, and expected learning outcomes. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify this schedule to enhance learning for students. Any modifications will not substantially change the intent or objectives of this course and will conform to the policies and guidelines of Metropolitan Community College.

|Class |Modules |Activity |Items |

|Date |(read before class) | |Due |

|June 9 |Chapters 1-4 |Welcome! | |

| | |Introductions/Interviews | |

| | |Syllabus & Assignments | |

| | |Choose Groups | |

| | |Chapter 1: Management Today | |

|June 16 |Chapters 5-6 |Chapter 2: Management Learning Past to Present | |

| | |Chapter 3: Ethics and Social | |

| | |Chapter 4: Environment, Innovation, and | |

| | |Group Report | |

|June 23 |Chapters 7-9 |Chapter 5: Global Management |Outline 1st Group Project Due |

| | |Chapter 6: Entrepreneurship | |

| | |Group Report | |

|June 30 |Prepare for Report |Chapter 7: Information and Decision Making |1st Article Reviews Due |

| | |Chapter 8: Planning Processes | |

| | |Chapter 9: Control Processes | |

| | |Group Report | |

|July 7 |Chapters 10-11 |Group Report Due |Exam #1 Assigned |

| | |Test #1 Online: Chapters 1-9 |1st Group Report Due |

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|July 14 |Chapters 12-14 |Chapter 10: Strategy and Strategic Management | |

| | |Chapter 11: Organization Structures | |

|July 21 |Chapters 15-16 |Chapter 12: Organization Culture |Outline 2nd Group Report Due |

| | |Chapter 13: Human Resource | |

| | |Chapter 14: Leading and Leadership | |

| | |Group Report | |

|July 28 |Chapters 17-18 |Chapter 15: Individual Behavior |2nd Article Reviews Due |

| | |Chapter 16: Motivation Theory | |

| | |Group Report | |

|August 4 |Prepare for final project |Chapter 17: Teams and Teamwork |Exam #2 Assigned |

| | |Chapter 18: Communication and | |

| | |Group Report | |

| | |Test #2 Online: Remaining chapters | |

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|August 11 |Wrap up |Final Group Reports Due and Present |Test #2 Due Online |

| | |Submit spiral bound reports |Final Group Report Due |

| | | |Class Celebration. |

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| |bound reports |Test #2 Due Online |

| | |Final Group Report Due |

| | |Class Celebration. |

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