4. Discuss and analyze cross-cultural differences in people and management behaviors (Global and Cultural Competencies)

Required Textbook
Management: A practical introduction (7th edition)
Kinicki & Williams McGraw-Hill, 2016
Ebook & Access Code – ISBN: 9781259304200/1259304205
Loose leaf printed version & Access Code – ISBN: 1259677176/9781259677175

Required Software
Connect – Management: A practical introduction (7th edition)
Kinicki & Williams McGraw-Hill
Note: The bookstore cost for the Ebook and Access Code is around $172, while the loose leaf printed version and Access Code is around $282.
The McGraw-Hill website sells the Ebook and Access Code for $120, and the loose leaf printed version can be purchased for an additional $15 (the option comes after gaining access into Connect and registering).
There is a “Start Free Trial” available during registration that will give free access for 3 weeks.

Connect Access

Course Description
This course offers an essential introduction to management. Concepts of study include the basic tenents of managing, planning, leading, and controlling. The course will cover other essential areas of management including ethics and human resource management.

All business majors: MATH 1453, MATH 2053, ACCT 2113, ACCT 2133, ECON 2103, and ECON 2203 must all be completed with a minimum “C” grade and junior or senior standing. Non business majors must seek departmental or academic advisor permission.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Understand the four principle functions of management
• Understand the components of planning for a workforce (i.e., strategic management, and decision making)
• Understand the components of organizing a workforce (i.e., human resource management, organizational change, and organizational structure, design, and culture)
• Understand the components of leading a workforce (i.e., motivating and influencing employees, becoming a leader, communicating with employees, and managing individual differences, behaviors, and groups)
• Understand the components of controlling a workforce (i.e., utilizing control systems)

Transformative Learning Statement
The University and the College of Business are committed to providing students transformative learning experiences in six core areas: discipline knowledge; leadership; research, creative and scholarly activities; service learning and civic engagement; global and cultural competencies; and health and wellness. This class supports these goals by:
1. Developing students’ basic knowledge of management principles (Discipline Knowledge)
2. Discussing and analyzing the implications of actions and decisions by organizational managers and leaders (Leadership)
3. Analyzing and solving a managerial related problem utilizing the creative problem-solving process (Research, Creative and Scholarly activities)
4. Discuss and analyze cross-cultural differences in people and management behaviors (Global and Cultural Competencies)

A Note from the Dean
Welcome to Principles of Management, one of the core courses in your program of study in the College of Business. You may be wondering why you have to take so many courses that are not directly related to your chosen major. In addition to preparing you to be successful in your major field of study, the curriculum in the College of Business is designed to help you understand and work with all of the functional areas you will encounter in business. Mastering the material in this course will help you perform better in all your business classes, on the Strategic Management comprehensive examination at the end of your degree program and make you a better business professional as well. Have a great semester!

Course Communication
• Course communication is conducted either through email (preferred), office visits during office hours, or office telephone.
• It is critical that students check their University e-mail and D2L accounts frequently for class information as students are responsible for information sent to them via e-mail or posted on D2L.
• Students should only send emails from their University email account and conclude all e-mails with their first and last name along with the course number and class time.
• Emails will be responded to during office hours, and as quickly as possible otherwise.
• Note: The professor will not respond to emails that are not sent from a University account nor those regarding grades (due to potential FERPA violations).

Classroom Decorum
• Class attendance is regarded as an obligation, as well as a privilege, and students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner in all class meetings.
• All students are expected to be in class and prepared to begin on time.
• Cell phones, laptops, recorders, MP3 players, and other electronic devices must be turned off/silent and put away during class, unless extenuating circumstances call for an exception.
• No recording devices, whether voice or video, are allowed. Any type of unauthorized recording (without the professors’ consent) will be considered ‘theft of intellectual knowledge,’ resulting in an “F” in the course.
• Avoid disrupting class for reasons such as coming in late, leaving early, engaging in idle chatter, wandering in and out of the classroom, eating, sleeping, playing on cell phone/laptop, or otherwise behaving inappropriately during class.
• College is designed to prepare students for the workplace. Dress appropriately and avoid dishabille by not wearing attire such as pajamas, slippers, droopy pants, transparent clothes, or inappropriate t-shirts to class.
• Students may be asked to leave for failure to maintain proper classroom behavior.

• Upon registration, students accept the responsibility to attend regularly and punctually to all classes in which they are enrolled.
• Attendance will be recorded daily. It is not part of your grade.
• If a student misses class for any excused or unexcused reason, he/she is still responsible for everything covered in class, including any changes in assignments, dates, or the like. It is the students’ responsibility to get information missed from a classmate.
• Children, pets, and other adults not enrolled in the course are not allowed to attend class meetings without the professor’s permission.
• Excused absences
1. Illness (only for hospitalization, surgery, dependent care, broken bones, or contagious diseases, i.e. measles, meningitis, mono, chickenpox, & shingles) – not for doctor visits involving other sicknesses or reasons
Note: If a student has a contagious disease he/she cannot enter the classroom to avoid spreading the sickness into a continuous cycle amongst the University population.
2. Serious family emergencies (self and immediate family only)
3. University-approved excuses (i.e., athletes, University organizations – not social org’s)
4. Court-imposed legal obligations (i.e., subpoenas or jury duty)
5. Military obligations
6. Serious weather conditions
7. Religious observances
Proper documentation (i.e., hospital letter, obituary, Official University Excused letter) stating specific dates for absences is required. The dates listed on the documentation must be for the same dates absent. A copy of this documentation is required for the professor’s records.

• Unexcused absences, include but are not limited to reasons such as:

o Non-emergency doctor visits
o Work
o Job interviews
o Doing something for another course
o Vacations
o Sleeping late
o Veterinary appointments
o Weddings

Final Grade Determination
• Grades are based on student’s individual performance. They are not based on effort, personality, potential or need.
• No student’s final grade will be increased for any reason other than calculation error. Therefore, if a student is a ½ a point away from earning an “A”, the student has earned a “B”. No student will be “bumped up”, “rounded up”, or “curved up”.
• Final grades are based upon the amount of points earned during the course and will be determined using the scale below.
• NOTE: D2L may not display students’ grades accurately, especially if there is a blank grade and since Connect is being used. Students may need to add their points and divide by the total manually. It is the students’ responsibility to manually sum their points throughout the entire semester.

Grading Components:
Comprehensive Final
Learn Smart
COB Involvement Assignment
Total Points:
1000 Weight:
100% Difficulty Level:

Letter Grade: Percentages Covered: Point Requirements: Grade Description: Expected %
of Students:
A 90 – 100% 900 – 1000.0 Excellent 10 – 20%
B 80 – 89.9% 800 – 899.9 Above Average 30 – 40%
C 70 – 79.9% 700 – 799.9 Average 25 – 45%
D 60 – 69.9% 600 – 699.9 Below Average 5 – 10%
F < 59.9% < 599.9 Poor 0 – 5%

• There are four tests comprised of 50 questions each (worth 2 points each), and a comprehensive final. The lowest test score (excluding the comprehensive final) is dropped.
• Each test will be composed of multiple choice and possibly fill-in-the-blank and/or short answer questions that will cover material from the text, lectures, assignments, in-class discussions, and any additional material covered in class. Students are responsible for reading text chapters entirely, even if some chapter material is not discussed in class.
• Study Guides will not be given for any test.
• Students will not be allowed to take a test if another student has already turned in a completed test. Thus, don’t be late.
• Students are not allowed to leave while their test is in progress.
• A review of a completed test will not be conducted during class time. Students can review their test during office hours.
• Nothing is allowed at a students’ desk except for a scantron (green) and a pencil. All student belongings (i.e., backpacks, purses, cell phones, notes, food, drinks) are to be placed at the front of the class. Noncompliance will result in the student not receiving a test or having his/her test taken away and given a 0 for the test.
• If applicable, students are to sit one seat apart, starting in the row closest to the back.
• Make-ups – There are no make-ups for tests. If a test is missed, it is considered the dropped test. A test may be taken beforehand (up to 2 days before) for excused absences only, but not after the test has been given.

• There are daily in-class assignments, worth 10 points.
• Of the 22 daily in-class assignments, the 5 lowest scored assignments are dropped.
• 3 days are set for the Leadership Luncheon Speaker series. Students have the option to come to class at 11 am or go to the Speaker Series at 12:30 pm. Students must register for the Leadership Luncheon ahead of time, and must be on-time, attentive, and present the whole time to receive full credit for these days. Lack of availability is not an excuse and will result in a 0 for the day.
• Assignments are not graded on completion. Therefore, there is a possibility that students will not receive 100% on every assignment turned in.
• Assignments are applied exercises and should be completed using critical thinking skills. Completing assignments with quotations from the book or slides and/or with basic information from the course material, as well as plagiarizing text from a website, is inappropriate and will not be considered correct. None of the assignments can be accurately completed from the slides or textbook as they require critical thinking skills.
• Assignments do not have “redo” opportunities, where students can fix the errors for full points. Once an assignment is graded, it cannot be revised for any reasons.
• Assignments should be proofread as its’ grade will be affected if poor grammar or spelling errors are present.
• Completed assignments will not be returned to students. Students can review their completed assignments during office hours.
• Make-ups – There are no make-ups for any daily assignments as many involve group work and 2 are dropped. If a student misses more than 2 assignments and all of the absences are excused, an average of the assignments counting for a grade will replace the missed score.
Connect – LearnSmart, Homework, Quizzes
• There are 14 of each (one corresponding with each chapter), worth 10 points each. The points are all or nothing (0 or 10) for LearnSmart.
• Of the 14 learn smarts/homework/quizzes, the 4 lowest scored are dropped.
• The LearnSmarts time limit will vary (average 23 minutes).
• The Homework time limit is set for 20 minutes per homework.
• The Quizzes time limit is set for 25 minutes per quiz.
• LearnSmart uses adaptive technology, with confidence level about the knowledge, to create a customized quiz for each student.
• The first attempt of the Homework and Quiz is the final score. However, both can be accessed additional times for study material.
• Each must be completed via Connect.
• Refer to the schedule for due dates. No late work will be accepted.
• Make-ups – There are no make-up opportunities since the Connect assessments are open from the first day of class.

College of Business Involvement Assignment
• Students are to participate in two College of Business sponsored extra-curricular activities. Participation in the event includes attendance, getting proof of attendance through a signed voucher, and writing a 1-page (500 word) reflection on what they gained from the experience. Events have to be associated with the College of Business (so they cannot be a fraternity/sorority event). Events can include The COB Dean’s Speaker, a Leadership Luncheon (three available each semester), a college club meeting (i.e., Accounting Club or HR Club), or a COB related research study. Attendance must be verified by getting the voucher attached signed or by the event organizer sending attendance notification directly to me, the instructor (refer to the course’s homepage on D2L for the voucher).
• If you cannot or do not want to participate in this assignment, you may write a 7-page research paper in lieu of this assignment. The paper must be over an agency or association that aids businesses and/or industry. For example, you could write your paper over Toastmasters International. For each organization, you will answer questions such as these: What is the purpose and main goals of this organization? What is the history of this organization? How is the organization organized? What benefits does the organization provide to its members? Where is the nearest local chapter of this organization to you? What does membership require? The paper must have a minimum of 1 reference that is cited in the paper and listed in the reference section. The paper must be written in APA format. The title and reference page may not be included in the page minimum. The paper may not include graphs, charts, tables or pictures.
• Two drop boxes have been set up in D2L for your involvement papers.
• Due date/time is November 23rd at 8 am.

Technology Problems
• D2L Problems – If a student is having problems with D2L, he/she should fill out an issue request through Information Technology found at: http://www.uco.edu/technology/forms/contact.asp Saying “D2L was down” is NOT considered a valid excuse for missing an assignment unless the student completes the two steps above.
• McGraw Hill Connect Problems – If a student cannot access Connect, the Connect Support Team should be contacted at 1-800-331-5094. Hours of operation are Sunday: 6pm to 11pm; Monday – Thursday: 8am to 11pm; Friday: 8am to 6pm (Central Time).
• Note: Saying “D2L (or Connect) was down” is NOT considered a valid excuse for missing an assignment. Therefore, students should not wait until the due date to submit things. There must be a universal problem or shutdown in order to submit assessments late; however, with proper verification (i.e. email from Information Technology) individual exceptions may be made.

Student Conduct Code
Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Student are expected adhere to the Code of Student Conduct: http://www.uco.edu/student-affairs/conduct/files/codeofconduct.pdf

Academic Integrity (Academic Dishonesty)
Each student is expected to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is above reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in the academic experiences both in and out of the classroom.
Academic dishonesty tarnishes the University’s reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. Academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. The University’s Student Academic Integrity Policy can be found on page 12 of the Code of Student Conduct: http://www.uco.edu/student-affairs/conduct/files/codeofconduct.pdf
• Cheating on assessments or plagiarizing will result in the student(s) receiving an “F” on the assessment, as well as a whole letter grade lower on the final grade for the course, and he/she/they will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Academic Affairs Information Sheet
The University of Central Oklahoma Student Information Sheet and Syllabus Attachment is available and currently located at the URL provided below. Students are required to read and familiarize themselves with this document. The information contained in this document is considered part of the course syllabus.

Disability Support Services
The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations must make their requests by contacting Disability Support Services, at (405) 974-2516 (V/TTY). The DSS Office is located in the Nigh University Center, Room 309. Students should also notify the instructor of special accommodation needs by the end of the first week of class.
*** By continuing in this course, you agree to these terms,
whether you have actually read the syllabus or not.
Any exceptions to this syllabus are at the professor’s discretion.
This schedule is tentative and may change without substantial prior notice. ***

Chapter Days Covering Assessment Due Date/Time Completed
Chapter 1 8/19 Learn Smart 8/19 @ 8 am
Homework 8/26 @ 8 am
Quiz 9/2 @ 8 am
Chapter 3 8/24 & 8/26 Learn Smart 8/24 @ 8 am
Homework 9/2 @ 8 am
Quiz 9/2 @ am
Chapter 4 8/31 Learn Smart 8/31@ 8 am
Homework 9/7 @ 8 am
Quiz 9/2 @ 8 am
Ch.1, 3, & 4 9/2 Test 1
Chapter 6 9/9 Learn Smart 9/9 @ 8 am
Homework 9/16 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/5 @ 8 am
Chapter 7 9/14 & 9/21
9/16 Speaker Series* Learn Smart 9/14 @ 8 am
Homework 9/28 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/5 @ 8 am
Chapter 8 9/23 Learn Smart 9/23 @ 8 am
Homework 9/30 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/5 @ 8 am
Chapter 9 9/28 & 9/30 Learn Smart 9/28 @ 8 am
Homework 10/7 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/5 @ 8 am
Ch.6 – 9 10/5 Test 2
Chapter 10 10/7 Speaker Series*
10/12 Learn Smart 10/12 @ 8 am
Homework 10/19 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/28 @ 8 am
Chapter 11 10/14 & 10/19 Learn Smart 10/14 @ 8 am
Homework 10/26 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/28 @ 8 am
Chapter 12 10/21 & 10/26 Learn Smart 10/21 @ 8 am
Homework 11/2 @ 8 am
Quiz 10/28 @ 8 am
Ch.10 – 12 10/28 Test 3
Chapter 13 11/2 & 11/4 Learn Smart 11/2 @ 8 am
Homework 11/11 @ 8 am
Quiz 12/2 @ 8 am
Chapter 14 11/9 & 11/16
11/11 Speaker Series* Learn Smart 11/9 @ 8 am
Homework 11/23 @ 8 am
Quiz 12/2 @ 8 am
Chapter 15 11/18 & 11/23†
†COB Involvement Assignment due Learn Smart 11/18 @ 8 am
Homework 11/30 @ 8 am
Quiz 12/2 @ 8 am
Chapter 16 11/30 Learn Smart 11/30 @ 8 am
Homework 12/7 @ 8 am
Quiz 12/2 @ 8 am
Ch.13-16 12/2 Test 4
Monday 12/7 @ 11 – 12:50 pm Comp. Final

* Leadership Luncheon Speaker series are at 12:30 in Troy Smith lecture hall. Since the presentation time is not during class time, students are given the option to attend these presentations instead of class for the specific dates. Full attendance with attentiveness is required for daily assignment points.

Note: Times are reflective of the Central Standard Time only. Therefore, things attempted to be turned in at 7 am Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour late (and won’t be accepted) as it is 8 am Central Standard Time.

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