Management Training: Principles of Management; Business 200, Northern Virginia Community College


Syllabus Principles of Management BUSiness 200
BUS 200

Principles of Management

John Wesley Yoest, Jr. (Jack)

Adjunct Professor of Management

Business Technologies Division

BUS 200-003A LEC 18840 Principles of Management (Lecture)

Wednesdays 7:30PM – 10:15PM

A-Bisdorf/AA- Room 437

Aug 26, 2009 to Dec 16, 2009

Main Campus:

Northern Virginia Community College

3001 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311

NVCC phone: 703 845-6200

Fax: 703-845-6009



Cell: 202.215.2434


M.B.A., George Mason University

B.S., Old Dominion University

Course Work, Oxford University

1) Course Objective:

Prerequisites: Each student must be able to

1) Read and write English

fluently, and

2) Have the desire to understand how to manage

an organization

The course

will enable students to acquire knowledge concerning the basic principles and

practice of management — including the ability to problem solve, plan,

organize, reason, and communicate, lead, control and influence.


MGMT2, 2009-2010 edition; Chuck Williams; Centage Learning, 2010. Complete ownership/access to the text is a course requirement.

2) Academic Requirements:


Homework: There will be reading assignments from the text for

every class.

Find a

friend. Exchange contact information

with at least one class member to keep current on any missed classes. This is a course requirement. Your

Business Professor is not the primary contact.

Establish a

domain name. The student will reserve and

claim a URL address, for example:, This is a course requirement.

Quizzes: Expect a short quiz in the first ten minutes

of every class period. Questions may be true/false, very short answer, or


Class Participation: The Student is expected to volunteer and help more class the discussions.

Examinations: There will be a Mid-Term and Final Exam; multiple choice and short answer. The Final Exam will be given on 16 December, the last day of class. The Final is not comprehensive.

Case Study: One case

study will be solved in writing (Typed, 12 pt type, double-spaced with a cover sheet) and returned to the instructor on

— or before — the date due. Practice cases will

be covered in class and sample questions will be given as a guideline

(2-3 pages in length). The student should be prepared to deliver a Two Minute Review of the Case Study.

Case Study grading


Points Topic

3 content

3 supporting


2 grammar

1 appearance/delivery

1 follow



10 total

Business in the

News: Each student will be required to

give a brief five minute oral presentation on a current-event newspaper article. This current-event/internet assignment will be turned in with student notes.

This presentation should be organized:

1) Provide the source of the article.

2) Deliver a brief overview of the topic, and, most important,

3) Your opinion/reaction to the article.

At the conclusion of the presentation you will turn in a print-out

of the article, being sure to include the newspaper source, date, and website.

Current Event grading scale:

1 — Choice of article

2 — Follow Directions

2 — Organization

2 — Overview/Reaction/Opinion

2 — Presentation

1 — Turn In


10 Total Points


Grade Point Allocation:

Exams: 10 points each; 20 points total

Quizzes: Ten @ two points

each; 20 points total

Current Event Business in the News: 10 each points; 20 points total

Case Study: 30 points

Class Participation/Text Book: 8 points

Exchange contact info: One point

Claim Domain Name: One point

Total = 100 percent

Class Participation: This will be a subjective

measure at the discretion of the instructor. Even with the grade structure following, making your voice heard and

preparedness are important — they could make the difference in a borderline


Course Grading System:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 0-59

BUS 200 Semester Outline; There will be 16 class sessions.

26 August

Introduction / Administration

2 September


1 Management

9 September


2 History


3 Organization & Culture

16 September


4 Ethics & Social Responsibility

(Current Events Presentation # 1 DUE)

23 September


5 Planning & Decision Making


6 Organization Strategy


7 Innovation & Change

30 September


8 Global Management

(Current Events Presentation #2 DUE)

7 October


9 Designing Adaptive Organizations

Ch. 10 Managing Teams

14 October

Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1 to 10

21 October


11 Managing Human Resource Systems


12 Managing Individuals & a Diverse Work Force

28 October


13 Motivation

Ch. 14 Leadership

4 November

(Case Study DUE)

11 November


15 Managing Communication

18 November


16 Control

25 November off for Thanksgiving

2 December


17 Managing Information

9 December


18 Managing Services & Manufacturing Operations

16 December

Final Exam Chapters 11 to 18

3) Attendance:

Regular attendance of this course is expected. Failure to do so

could have an adverse effect on the student’s course grade. Any class

material and assignments missed are the student’s responsibility. Success will depend upon showing up.

It is a requirement that the student exchange names and contact information with at least one classmate.

Excessive absences, as defined in the college

catalog, could result in the student receiving the grade ‘F’ for the


Testing and Grading:

Attendance at scheduled tests and presentations is mandatory. No make-ups will be

given — there are no exceptions from Your Business Professor.

Case Study Papers will not be accepted late and must be presented in person.

Normally this instructor will assign only the grades of A, B, C, D,

or F. Special grades such as W, I, and R will be assigned only in those

circumstances prescribed in the college catalog. The grade of X (audit)

must be initiated by the student and will be assigned only when the

student has attended class regularly.

Failure to do so will result in the instructor issuing the grade of ‘F’.

The Successful Student will devote two hours of class preparation for each hour of class room instruction.

The student will be asked to grade the effectiveness of each test.


Any student may withdraw from this course without academic penalty

within the first 60% of the session. Initiation of the withdrawal is

the student’s responsibility and the grade of ‘W’ will be awarded. The

last day for withdrawal, without academic penalty, for this

semester/session is _______________. Beyond this date dropping a course

or failure to attend will result in the grade of ‘F’ except under

mitigating circumstances. Documentation of these circumstances is

required AND a grade of ‘W’ implies that the student was making

satisfactory progress (passing) in the course at the time of the


If a student misses the first two weeks of class s/he will be dropped from the class.

Special Needs and Accommodations:

Please address with the instructor any special problems or needs at

the beginning of the semester/session. If the student is seeking

accommodations based on disability, then s/he should provide a disability

data sheet, which can be obtained from the Counselor for Special Needs.


The following will be considered cheating in this course:

1. The giving or receiving of aid on any graded assignments or test without specific permission of this instructor.

2. The use of any material on a graded assignment or test other than those authorized by this instructor.

3. Talking or discussion of any kind during a graded test without specific permission of this instructor.

4) Notes and suggestions and hints:

Last Day for Schedule Adjustments with Tuition

Refund is ____________.

Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty or Change

to Audit is _________.

Attendance will be taken at each class.

Check the course catalog first for questions.

Be sure to log onto Blackboard to follow assignments

and current grade.

Expect to be asked to contribute to each class


Do not text-message during class.

When Your Business Professor says “Tomorrow” he

means the next class meeting — not the next day.

It is normal and customary to wait for any late

Professor for 20 minutes.

Draft Your Own Reference


Additional information and public

speaking helps.

Refer your friends to take this business class.

Canceled Classes: If class is canceled for any reason, the student is still

responsible for the material due. Any quiz on that material might be given at

the next class, in addition to the regularly scheduled quiz.

Campus classes are

closed by division, day or evening. Sometimes day classes will meet and evening

classes will be canceled or vice versa. The evening division starts with 4:30

p.m. classes. 

Other Business Division courses:

ACC 211 Accounting

BUS 165 Small Business Management

AST 107 Editing and Proofreading

BUS 200 Principles of Management

AST 236 Software Applications or IST 117

BUS 241-1 Business Law I and II

BUS 280 International Business

BUS 100 Introduction to Business

FIN 215 Financial Management

BUS 125 Applied Business Math

ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts



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