Management Training: Principles of Management; Business 200, Northern Virginia Community College
Syllabus Principles of Management BUSiness 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
Northern Virginia Community College
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
NVCC phone: 703 845-6200
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
2) Have the desire to understand how to manage
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
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.
domain name. The student will reserve and
claim a URL address, for example: www.yoest.com,
www.yoest.com. 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
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.
Introduction / Administration
3 Organization & Culture
4 Ethics & Social Responsibility
(Current Events Presentation # 1 DUE)
5 Planning & Decision Making
6 Organization Strategy
7 Innovation & Change
8 Global Management
(Current Events Presentation #2 DUE)
9 Designing Adaptive Organizations
Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1 to 10
11 Managing Human Resource Systems
12 Managing Individuals & a Diverse Work Force
(Case Study DUE)
15 Managing Communication
17 Managing Information
18 Managing Services & Manufacturing Operations
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
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
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