These basic functions include Planning, Organizing, Implementing, and Controlling. Extensive coverage will be given to many topics related to each individual function in order to provide you the knowledge and confidence to better compete as a successful manager in the dynamic business world of today. Contemporary managers are continually challenged to respond to opportunities and threats that arise in the dynamic, global business arena. Further, tomorrow's managers will be challenged to excel in everything they do.

As competitive pressures continue to escalate and consumers across the globe demand increasing levels of laity, managers must strive for excellence in all facets of their organizations. The focus in this course is on meeting these challenges as they affect the functions of management and the roles and activities of the manager. Course Description: An introduction to management theory and practice through the study of (1 . ) the basic functions of management - planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling - and (2. ) individual and group behavior.

Focused on preparing the student to respond effectively to a dynamic, global business environment. Text: Management, Stephen P. Robbins and Mary Coulter Instructor: My name is Dry. Randall Robbins. I have been on faculty at Mississippi College since 1984. Previously, I served in the School of Business at Henderson State University in Aerographical, AR for three years. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in May 1979 and my Master of Business Administration Degree in December 1980 from Arkansas State University. In May 1994, I graduated from Mississippi State University with the Doctorate of Business Administration.

My wife, Karen, and I are blessed with three beautiful children (Sarah Elizabeth, Benjamin Curtis, and Bradford Thomas). Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, you should have a working knowledge of : 0 the four basic functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Implementing, and Controlling) and related topics u ten Internal Ana external environment AT an organization 0 the impact of internationalization on managerial decision making 0 the impact of social responsibility on managerial decision making 0 the "soft skills" such as motivation, leadership, and communication Attendance Policy: Attendance in all classes is required.

There are no exceptions to this policy except in very extenuating circumstances (sickness, death in the family, etc. , ... ) Students who miss for school events will be excused, but must make up work. Roll will be called at the very beginning of each class. If you arrive after roll has been called, you are tardy. 3 tardiest equals 1 absence. If you do arrive late, it is incumbent that you indicate to the instructor you were present for class. Attendance will impact on your final grade.

Make-Up Exam Policy: Make-up exams are given only with a valid excuse. These exams, if Justified, will be given the last class meeting before the final exam. No exceptions. Academic Honesty Policy: Mississippi College students are expected to be scrupulously honest. Dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism , will be regarded as a serious offense subject to severe penalty, including, but not limited to, loss of credit and possible dismissal. If you cheat in my class, I will go directly to the President and ask for your expulsion from the university.

Appeals Policy: If a student misses more than the number of class periods specified in university policy and believes there are reasonable explanations for the absences, he/she may appeal the absences to the Dean. Students may obtain an appeals form from Dry. Eduardo, (Self 103). Grade: Your course grade will be based on total points earned during the semester. The grade opportunities are: Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 100 opts. Comprehensive Final 200 opts. 0 Team paper and presentation 125 opts. Presentation 75, paper 50)* * the actual points you receive will be based on your group's evaluation of your performance throughout the semester and also my evaluation of your contributions Total points 625 0 Instructor reserves the right to give pop quizzes if deemed necessary; this may alter total points slightly. Total points for the semester will be 625 points: c = 499-437 D = 436-375 F = below 375 * 1% rule may come into play A = 625-562 B = 561-500 Methods of Instruction: The primary method of instruction will be the lecture method.

Secondary methods of instruction will include viewing of films, guest speakers, and class involvement and participation. Evaluating Student Progress: The student's progress will be based on their performance on exams, class participation, project and pop quizzes, if necessary. Expectations and Commitment: You will get as much out of this course as you desire to put into it. You must make that choice. I do not give grades. I do not curve grades. However, I have ever confidence that you will answer the challenge and * Be present , *Be ready to participate, *Be ready to ask and answer questions, and *THINK!

Think about the topic and how it relates to your Job, Think about the variables to be considered when applying the topic, and Think how you the manager would go about successfully implementing the topic under discussion. Finally, please note that merely "showing up" for class is not sufficient. Unless you make a conscious effort to attend every class and actively participate in discussions, you will receive few, if any participation points. Also, all students are expected to conduct themselves In a professional manner. Nonprofessional Demeanor sun as, out not limited to, repeated disruption of class (including habitually walking in after class has started), sleeping in class, frequent side conversations with other students, or rudeness toward any person will be considered a serious violation and will affect your evaluation at semester's end. Also, very importantly, TURN OFF cell phones before entering the classroom. If I suspect a student is using his/her phone in class, the ENTIRE class will be given a pop test. Cell phones MAY NOT be used on tests as a calculator.