13 Nov 2006 – 17 Feb 2007



TIME:   Eielson AFB – Wednesday Evening 6 – 10 PM
CONTACT INFORMATION:   Office: 377-4398
Home Phone: 488-6748
(Please call before 9:00 P.M.)

Course Description: Concepts of management for both profit and nonprofit organizations; management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; and managerial skills and roles in today’s environment.

Course Prerequisites: None
TEXT: Management, Stephen P. Robbins & Mary Coulter, 8 th ed., 2003
Performance Objectives:

1. Students will be able to discuss and explain the practice of management and trace its evolution.


2. Students will examine and explore in depth current issues that frame the workplace: environment and environmental awareness.


3. Students will discuss the ethics and social responsibility of managers in dealing with globalization, entrepreneurship, culture, diversity and multiculturalism, and quality.


4. Students will be able to discuss the common roles and responsibilities that manager’s share.









Attendance: Attendance is required. Excessive late arrivals or early departures will be taken into consideration. Material will be discussed in class and included in the exams that is not in the book. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any material missed by not attending class for any reason. Students missing more than 25% of the class may receive a failing grade. Students should coordinate any foreseen absences with the instructor as soon as possible.


Reading : Assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class session for which they are assigned. It is important to be prepared to discuss assigned chapters and to complete any handout assignments.


Research Paper: You will research and write a paper on a subject that is pertinent to the course content and goals. The text of the paper must be a minimum of six double spaced pages (maximum of eight) and utilize at least five references. Title and reference pages do not count toward total page count. Papers should follow APA format. Topics and in-depth instruction for paper content will be discussed in class. Unexcused late papers will be penalized.


Project / Presentation: You will complete a study / observation of a local business pertaining to the management items covered in the course. A 10 – 15 minute presentation is required reflecting findings of the study / observation.


Plagiarism Policy: Plagiarism is a form of cheating and also a form of theft. Plagiarism occurs when a student fails to give proper credit when information is either quoted or paraphrased from a published work. Plagiarism is unethical and in some instances, illegal. Plagiarism may result in an “F” for the course.


Disability Policy: It is the university policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university.


Grading Scale:


A = 90 – 100%     F = Below 60%

B = 80 – 89%       I = Incomplete

C = 70 – 79%       W = Withdrawal

D = 60 – 69%


Participation 10%

Paper 20%

Project 20%

Mid Term 25%

Final 25%



Class Schedule:


15 Nov 06       Course Introduction and discussion of chapter 1 and 2


22 Nov 06       No Class


29 Nov 06       Discussion of chapters 3, 4 and 5

6 Dec 06   Discussion of chapters 6 and 7
13 Dec 06   Discussion of chapters 8 and 9
3 Jan 07   Mid-Term on chapters 1 - 9
10 Jan 07   Discussion of chapters 10 and 11
17 Jan 07   Discussion of chapters 12, 13 and 14
  Paper Due
24 Jan 07   Discussion of chapters 15 and 16
31 Jan 07   Discussion of chapters 17 and 18
7 Feb 07   Discussion of chapter 19
Project / Presentations
14 Feb 07   Final Exam


It is highly recommended all students keep copies of their work with WBU, since they may need portions for the Grad Seminar portfolio projects.



This syllabus is intended to be a guide as to which information will be covered during each class session. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus, as deemed necessary.