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Course SyllabusMGMT 371, Principles of Management, Spring, 2015Section 001, Tuesday, Thursday; 11:40 – 12:55 p.m., Room 101Dr. Bruce M. MeglinoYour first assignment in this course is to carefully read this course syllabus. It contains much informationyou will need for the course. You are responsible for understanding all information contained in thissyllabus.Instructor’s Availability: You may contact me in any of the following ways:Office: Phone: Office Hours:* E-Mail Moore 410G 777-5970 Tues/Thurs. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. [email protected] 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.*and by appointment Text: Management 11th Edition, Richard L. Daft, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2014ISBN: 978-1-285-06865-7You can obtain information about purchasing a hardcover or electronic version of this book orrenting a copy of the book at: www.CengageBrain.comLearning Outcomes for the Course: The purpose of the course is to: enable you to think like a manager,present the basic information you’ll need to be successful as a manager, and provide you with the conceptsyou must know to be successful in more advanced business courses. You will learn the functions ofmanagement, concepts and relationships that influence the way organizations function, the tools thatmanagers use, and the terminology you’ll need to understand management and business publications andcommunications. By learning these concepts, you will be better able to function in a management positionand to integrate material from other relevant courses. Since this course is designed for business majors, Iwill place major emphasis on the concepts you’ll need in more advanced courses.Attendance Policy: The University of South Carolina’s policy on class attendance states that “absencefrom more than 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions [3 classes in this course], whether excused orunexcused, is excessive and the instructor may choose to exact a grade penalty for such absences.” Ibelieve that this policy is too liberal, and expect you to attend every class. I will not record attendance;however, many examination questions will be taken from material covered in lecture that is not contained inyour text. Also, 25% of your final grade will be based on unannounced quizzes. Therefore, your grade inthe course will be substantially lower if you are absent from class.Exam Dates: As noted in the attached course outline, exams will be given on the following dates: Percent of Final Grade February 12 (Thursday) Exam 1 25% March 31 (Tuesday) Exam 2 25% May 4 (Monday, 12:30 p.m.) Exam 3 25% Unannounced Quizzes 25%Academic Integrity: I expect you to practice the highest possible standards of academic integrity. Anydeviation from this behavior, including the possession of previous exams in this course, will result in aminimum of your failing the examination, and may result in additional, more severe disciplinary measures. Iwill report any suspected violations of academic integrity to the Office of Academic Integrity. Exams: We will have three 1-hour exams; two of these exams will be given during the semester, the thirdwill be given during the regularly scheduled final exam period. Each exam will count 25% toward your finalgrade and will cover all material since the previous exam; that is, exams will not be cumulative.Approximately 50% of the exam questions will come from class notes and 50% will come from text materialthat we haven’t specifically discussed in class. Each exam will be graded on a 100 point scale (A = 90-100,B = 80-89, etc.). Please note that I will only give a "plus" grade (i.e. C+ and B+) when a student barelymisses the next higher grade (I will not assign a grade of D+).If you are absent from either of the first two exams for any reason, you must take a cumulative make-upexam in addition to the third exam. The cumulative exam will cover material from the first two exams andwill be given immediately after the third exam.I will not return exams during regular class meetings. If you wish to review your answers along with ananswer key, arrange to see me during my office hours. If you inform me ahead of time, I can have yourexam information waiting for you when you arrive.Quizzes: We will have eight unannounced quizzes during the semester. I will count the highest five ofthese quizzes toward your final grade, that is, I’ll drop your three lowest quiz grades. Each quiz will begraded on a 20 point scale. I will assign a grade of zero to all quizzes that you miss. You are not requiredto take any quiz that I may give during the last week of classes. If you choose this option, I will drop thelowest two of your seven earlier quiz grades.Quizzes will cover class material and reading assignments from the three previous classes and from thereading assignment and class material from the day of the quiz (see assignments on page 4). Responsibility for Material: The art and science of management is inclusive; that is, it encompassesmany different disciplines, theories, modes of practice, techniques, etc. We will discuss many of these inclass. However, because of time limitations, you must learn others by reading the assigned chapters inyour text (see assignments on page 4). As noted above, you should be prepared to answer examinationquestions about all of the material contained in the assigned chapters of your text. Note that I do not post my class slides on Blackboard nor do I make them available in other waysoutside of class. If you miss a class, you should obtain the lecture notes from another student. If you havequestions about the notes, feel free to ask me about them.Posting of Grades: I will post your numerical grades for all exams and quizzes on Blackboard; I will postyour final grade in the course on Self Service Carolina. The grades shown on Blackboard are your officialgrades in the course. Be sure to check them regularly and inform me of any errors or omissions.To assure that you receive any correspondence in the course, verify that your email address shown onBlackboard is correct.Exam Difficulty: Former students have commented that exams in this course were more difficult than theyhad expected. To avoid such surprises, make sure you take accurate class notes, keep up with readings inthe text, and arrange to see me about anything you don’t understand. Former students have also observedthat they were required to


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