MGT 501.041

Principles of Management

   

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Management and Marketing

  FIRST SEMESTER 2004 2005

(041)

  MGT 501

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Sunday & Tuesday  5:00 6:15

Room 24/116

  INSTRUCTOR

  Dr. Muhammad A. Al-Buraey, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Department of Management & Marketing

Phone      (03) 860 2725

E-mail      maburaey@kfupm.edu.sa

Hours      6:30 7:45 PM

Sunday & Tuesday

AND BY APPOINTMENT

 

ABOUT THE COURSE:

MGT 501 is one of the basic courses required of all MBA degree students.  Principles of Management deals with the process of management concentrating on the basic management functions such as Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.  This course emphasizes behavioral and organizational aspects of Industrial Management by discussing major theories, concepts and issues in the field of management.  Current new development in the field will be carried out with the mutual cooperation between the students and the instructor.

 

TEXT BOOK

The main text book is: Management: (A Global Perspective by Heinz Weihrich and Harold Koontz, 10th Edition (Singapore: McGraw-Hill International, 1993) 709 pages.

 

Other current articles and handouts may be distributed during the semester to supplement the text book and to keep the students up to date with new issues and development in the field.

 

COURSE CONDUCT

Learning through participation and discussion will be emphasized in the course.  Proactive learning will be encouraged, promoted, and highly appreciated by the professor.  Thus, the vitality and value of the class sessions depend heavily on the quality of preparation from both sides: the instructor and the students and the quantity of interaction and participation in class discussions.

 

Therefore, students are expected to:

 

       1.         Attend all classes on time;

       2.         Complete all reading assignments before coming to class; and

       3.         Participate meaningfully in class discussions.

 

TERM PROJECT

A term project will be required in this course.  The nature of such a project will be discussed in class at the beginning of the term.

 

MIDTERM EXAMS

There will be 2 midterm exams as scheduled in Class Activities Sheet.

 

FINAL EXAM

The majority (about 80%) of this exam will pertain to materials not covered in the previous two midterm exams.  Questions will be of essay type, multiple choice and a True/False nature.

 

GRADING DISTRIBUTIONS                                   POINTS

 

First Midterm                                                                200

Second Midterm                                                            200

Quizzes/Cases/Homework                                             100

Attendance & Participation                                            100

Term Project                                                                                           150

Final                                                                             250

 

               Total                                                             1000

 

FINAL GRADING

 

950          -              1000           A+

900          -              949             A

850          -              899             B+

800          -              849             B

750          -              799             C+

700          -              749             C

 

  CLASS SCHEDULE

INSTRUCTIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

DATE:   WEEK OF

 

11 15    September 2003                                 Overview of Course Requirements

                                                   Chapt. (1)      Managers and Managingment

 

18 22    September                    Chapt. (2)      The Evolution of Management Theory

                                                   Chapt. (3)      Attitudes, Values, Ehics.and Culture: The Manager as a Person

23 September (Thursday)                                   Normal Tuesday Classes

                                                   Chapt. (4)      Managing Diverse Employees in a Diverse Environment

25  29 September                      Chapt. (5)      Managing the Organizational Environment

                                                   Chapt. (6)      Managing the Global Environment

                                                  

02 09 October                           FIRST MIDTERM EXAM (Chapter 1 6)

09 13 October                           Chapt. (7)      The Manager as a Decision Maker

                                                   Chapt. (8)      The Manager as a Planner and Strategist

16 20 October                           Chapt. (9)      Managing Organizational Structure

                                                   Chapt. (10)    Organizational Control and Culture

23 27 October                           Chapt. (11)    Human Resources Management

                                                   Chapt. (12)    Motivation

26 October                                   Last day for Dropping Courses with a grade of W thru Internet

 

30 October 03 November           SECOND MIDTERM EXAM (Chapter 7 12)

 

3 November                                 Last day of classes before Eidul Fitr Vacation

 

20 November                               Classes Resume

20 24    November                     Chapt. (13)    Leadership

                                                   Chapt. (14)    Groups and Teams

 

27 November 1st  December       Chapt. (15)    Communication

                                                   Chapt. (16)    Organizational Conflict, Negotiation, Politics, and Change

04 08 December                        Chapt. (17)    Managing Information Systems and Technologies

                                                   Chapt. (18)    Operations Management: Managing Quality, Efficiency, and Responsiveness to Customers

11 15    December                       Chapt. (19)     The Management of Innovation, Product Development, and Entrepreneurship

                                                  

18 22 December                                              Guest Speaker / Other Class Activities

25 29 December                                              Guest Speaker / Other Class Activities

 

03 January 2005                                                Last day of classes

04--13 January 2005                                          FINAL EXAMINATION

GOOD LUCK !!!!