BMGT 1327.WB Principles of Management
Sue Jones ]

Fall 2014 2nd 8 Weeks

Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management.

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Sue Jones

Office:   Sedate Hall 209

Web Class

Office Hours     Course Schedule

Phone:   432-335-6454
Odessa College


Welcome to the Principles of Management Web Class.  Please log on to Blackboard for all the information on how to take this course. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 




BMGT 1327.W30C Principles of Management


Preferred Method of Communication:

You may contact me by email - - or by phone: 432-335-6454.  I will contact you using your Odessa College email.

Expectations for Engagement for Instructor:

As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will

  • provide my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
  • respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday, and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,
  • notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of during the time I am unavailable.

As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will

  • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
  • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will

  • post grades for discussion postings within one week of the discussion thread closing.
  • provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date


Essentials of Contemporary Management, 6th edition with Connect Plus Access Card; Jones/George, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 9780077636500. This book may be purchased from the Odessa College Bookstore or from an on line book seller. this book may also be purchased from the publisher. Instructor will provide instructions for registering on the Connect Site.  You must purchase the online access to Connect Plus.

Course Description

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management (52.0201) (3-0) 3 credit hours. Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. (COs 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be prepared to

·         explain various theories, processes, and functions of management

·         apply theories to a business environment

·         identify leadership roles in organizations

·         describe elements of the communication process

Course Prerequisites:


Course Topics:

Lesson 1: Management and Managers

Lesson 2: The Environment of Management

Lesson 3: Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage

Lesson 4: Organizing and Change

Lesson 5: Leading Individuals and Groups

Lesson 6: Controlling Essential Activities

Lesson 7: Final Exam


Objective of the Business Leadership Department

The primary object of the business leadership program is to prepare each student for employment by providing skills training in critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication, self management, and leadership. The business leadership program is not intended to serve as preparatory work toward a baccalaureate degree. Students planning to pursue a four-year degree should consult the upper level institution of their choice regarding transferability of courses.

Department Web site:


Course Expectations

This is a college level course and you will, therefore, be expected to uphold established college standards as below under Odessa College Policies. Your final grade will be based upon a combination of the following factors:

1. Timeliness of lesson submissions
2. Ability to relate and apply the concepts discussed in the course
3. Scores on exams, projects, and other assignments
4. Score on final exam

Business Leadership students are encouraged to make an appointment with Sue Jones to discuss both academic and career goals toward the end of each long semester.

Departmental and Instructor Course Requirements, Evaluation Methods, and Grading Policy

There are projects and/or assignments associated with this course as well as a Final Exam. The assignments must be completed and turned in by the due date. 

All lessons (assignments) have due dates. Student should contact instructor regarding late assignments and arrangements made to submit late work. Points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late. Each Module will have multiple assignments associated with a particular section in the book and your grade will be a compilation of the following categories:


Type of Assignment



Multiple Choice Questions



Essay/Short Answer



Case Studies/Video Cases



Interactive Activities/Web Research



Learn Smart



Final Exam






Grading Scale:

“A” = 89.5-100
“B” = 79.5-89.4
“C” = 69.5-79.4
“D” = 59.5-69.4
“F” = 0-59.4

Lessons will be available beginning the first day of class. Lessons are completed online. You may work on the assignments and save your progress; however, the lesson may only be submitted for grading once. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact me. Also, the McGraw-Hill Connect website has user support including a computer diagnostic tool to make sure your computer is updated.

The projected cutoff point for A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s are based on a 90%, 80%, 70%, and 60%, respectively. At the end of the semester these projected cutoff points will be adjusted (i.e. raised or lowered) in order to reflect the overall performance of the class. Thus the actual grade will not be known with certainty until after the semester is over.

Student will receive an updated grade sheet weekly along with the graded lesson and any comments or suggestions regarding the work submitted. If work is submitted before the due date, it will be evaluated after the due date.

If you consider withdrawing or dropping this class, please contact the instructor who will provide information regarding withdrawals, dropping a class or receiving an incomplete.

Business Leadership students should be aware that a grade of a “C” or better is necessary to meet the degree or certificate requirements

Student Success Coach

The Odessa College Student Success Coaches will help you stay focused and on track to complete your educational goals. If an instructor sees that you might need additional help or success coaching, he or she may submit a Retention Alert. A Student Success Coach will contact you to work toward a solution.

Student Course Participation

As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

·         identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;

·         recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,

·         understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

·         getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;

·         having trouble submitting assignments; and

·         dealing with a traumatic personal event.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

·         seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;

·         ask questions if I don’t understand; and

·         access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

As a student, I understand that I will have the opportunity to provide feedback on my experience in this course through an end-of-course Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI).


Course Policies


This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in a timely manner.

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.

Digital Protocol

For online submissions, the electronic recording of the time on Blackboard will be considered the time of assignment submission. Take necessary steps to ensure that your assignments are submitted on “Blackboard” time. Back-up and/or additional copies of all assignments submitted is encouraged. Computers/printers are available to OC students in the LRC (301-303); therefore, not having access to a computer due to technical issues (crash; corrupted files) will not be considered as an acceptable reason for not completing assignments. If there is a loss of server connection with Odessa College due to maintenance, then an email will be sent to students with pertinent information and status reports. Assignments submitted electronically need to follow the file-type requirements provided by the instructor.

Grade Inquiry

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. At any point, you are welcome to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment.

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

  1. The student has passed all completed work
  2. If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.
  3. An Incomplete form is submitted

Course Schedule

 (Tentative and Subject to Change)

BMGT 1327.WB Principles of Management

Lesson Due Dates – Fall 2014 - 2nd Eight Weeks

Due Date




1: Part One: Management and Managers

Chapter 1

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Bad Bosses

Chapter 2

  • Video
  • Interactive Drag and Drop
  • Case: Zappos

Chapters 1 & 2 Essay Questions

Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz


2: Part Two: The Environment of Manages

Chapter 3

  • Learn Smart
  • Case
  • Essay Question
  • Quiz

Chapter 4

  • Learn Smart
  • Video
  • Case: Ikea
  • Quiz


3: Part Three: Planning, Decision Making, and Competitive Advantage

Chapter 5

  • Learn Smart
  • Interactive Drag and Drop
  • Case: UPS
  • Essay Question
  • Quiz

Chapter 6

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Ford
  • Essay Questions
  • Quiz


4: Part Four: Organizing and Change

Chapter 7

  • Learn Smart
  • Case
  • Essay Questions
  • Quiz

Chapter 8

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Sprint
  • Essay Questions
  • Quiz


5: Part Five: Leading Individuals and Groups

Chapter 9

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Passion
  • Essay Question
  • Quiz

Chapter 10

  • Learn Smart
  • Case
  • Essay Question
  • Quiz

Chapter 11

  • Learn Smart
  • Case
  • Video: Zappos
  • Essay Questions
  • Quiz

Chapter 12

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Allstate
  • Quiz


6: Part Six: Controlling Essential Activities

Chapter 13

  • Learn Smart
  • Case
  • Quiz

Chapter 14

  • Learn Smart
  • Video: Pizza
  • Quiz


7: Final Exam

 Final Refection Essay


Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)


Student Learning Outcome(s)

Core Objectives (CO's)


Apply theories to a business environment

Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information


Describe elements of the communication process

Communication Skills - to include    effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication


Explain various theories, processes, and functions of management

Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions


Identify leadership roles in organizations  

Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities



Odessa College Policies

Tuition Discounts

The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours until reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.

Academic Policies

Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities 

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

·         Copying from another student's test paper

·         Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.

·         Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.

·         Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.

·         The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.

·         Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test.

·         Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.

·         "Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

·         "Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)


Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to  programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions  (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)

Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College

Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36)



Student Support Services and Technical Support

Blackboard Support

I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.


I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:


Assistance Provided


Blackboard Help for Students

Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses.

Click here.

Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students

This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard.

Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: First Time Users

If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area.

Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: Essentials for Participants

This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here.

Click here.


Student E-mail Support

How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?
Go to this website and follow the directions on the page:

I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

Support for Students with Disabilities

How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number


Campus Location

SUB 204N in the Student Union Building


Becky Rivera-Weiss -


To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit:


Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?

Main Number


FAQ Service


Contact a Specific OC Librarian

Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or
Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or
Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or

LRC Services and Guidelines Website


Equipment and Services Provided:
The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For


Books, videos, CDs


On Campus and Online

Specialized databases not available online for free


On Campus and Online

Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals


On Campus and Online


Research & word processing

On Campus

Selected textbooks for short-term use

Course work

On Campus

Trained staff

Answer "where do I find?"

On Campus and Online


Tips for research strategies

On Campus and Online

Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service

For course work

On Campus

Quiet study areas

For course work

On Campus


Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center

How do I contact the Student Success Center?
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.

Main Number


Campus Location

1st floor of the Library

Website with Additional Help and Information

Live Online Assistance / Chat

Click Here
(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)


Equipment and Services Provided:
The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For


Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors

Understanding course work and motivation

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Information Seminars (SIS)

Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Study Skills

Tools needed to succeed

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Basic Technology

To navigate classes, email, etc.

On Campus and Online

Plato Web

Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc.

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Project T.I.E.

Practice for GED/COMPASS

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Orientation/Tour

Show individual students where their classes will be. SIS presentation

On Campus

M.O.R.E. Mentoring Program

Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully

On Campus
Click here for more information.

Smart thinking

Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.

Click here for more information.

Veterans Support

How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number


Campus Location

204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building


Gloria Rangel -


To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit:





Sue Jones ]

And now I will show you the excellent way. . .  1 Corinthians 12:31b

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