Instructor: Peter Holland E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home Office: email@example.com
College Website www.napavalley.edu/people/pholland
This class is presented online using the Blackboard 9.1 Learning Management System.The class includes a Learning Module to orient students unfamiliar with Blackboard 9.1 to the Learning Management System. There is no required classroom meeting for this class.
The analysis of basic management theory and concepts. The primary functions of management, planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling, are studied in depth.
COMS 110 Introduction to Computers
Prior use of BlackBoard 9.1 is an advantage.
Students will examine the importance of management and business today. From readings, assignments, and case studies they will learn the principles applied by managers.
Students will examine:
- corporate culture, organizational structures, and the importance of using the right measures in evaluating the performance of organization.
- leadership and its importance in contemporary business.
- management in multicultural organizations in a global business environment and ethical business behavior.
Student Learning Objectives
By the end of this class a successful student will be able to:
- examine managers’ actions in work situations and identify the roles of planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling being performed in those situations
- explain the managerial challenges of managing a diverse workforce with particular reference to national and global dispersion
- demonstrate competency in the analysis of ethical problems set in a business and personal context by submitting well-constructed and logical solutions
- participate actively and cooperatively in a team to solve business problems
- demonstrate proficiency in creating business reports on business situations in a formal business format that is free of spelling errors and has been proof read before submission
Class Discussions and Group Work
Class discussions and Group Work are is an integral part of the class. All students will be required to participate in class and group tasks and make useful contributions to those activities.
Students are required to logon to the BlackBoard site on the first day of class whether they have login earlier to test their login or not.This class is usually over subscribed so when an enrolled student fails to attend by logging in on the first day of class wait listed students will fill that place.
All assignments will be posted and student submissions will be made in BlackBoard. No printed submissions are required.
Failure to log in regularly to Blackboard at least every two days and checking the latest postings on announcements, messages, and the Student Help Desk and failure to submit assignments on time or participate fully in Case Studies and Class Discussions will result in the student being dropped from the class.
Your required textbook is: MGMT6 Chuck Williams Published by Cengage, Southwestern. It comes bundled with Aplia. ISBN is 9781285078106
Copies are available in the Bookstore. In addition to the Campus Bookstore the NVC bookstore will have an online store at: http://napavalley.bncollege.com. Students will be able to order books and have them delivered to their home or to the Bookstore.
Two copies of the textbook without Aplia will be available in the Library on closed reserve. This will particularly assist students waiting for Financial Aid payments.
Details of access to Aplia and how to use it will be advised in week 3 which starts on August 31.
More textbook purchasing advice is provided on the Instructor's College Website at www.napavalley.edu/people/pholland
The textbook, in conjunction with the included study material, provides your basic study source. Your study of the textbook chapters and other study material will be assessed online. You will have access to other study material provided by your instructor in Blackboard. Your understanding of the practical application of management principles will be enhanced by the completion of case studies, discussions, and other exercises online.
Aplia is used to check your understanding of the study material for each chapter. It does, however, provide you with only about 50% of your Grade points, Other activities will provide the balance of your grade points.
Materials and Computer Requirements
A USB Flash Drive is recommended to store class assignments so that you can access materials away from your home computer. 2GB or greater is preferred, particularly if used for other classes.
You will need a hard covered notebooks to house, class submissions and materials.
A reliable PC and the ability to load, navigate and use software effectively are essential to complete an online class successfully as is a competent level of keyboarding. A reliable internet connection as fast as possible is essential for all online classes.
Group working is enhanced if you have a headset with microphone (many laptops have a video cam with audio) since there are many programs available on Blackboard or on the Internet, such as Skype, that enable you to have live meetings with your group members.
If your PC or Internet is not working that is not an acceptable excuse for submitting assignments or other requirements late or not completing them. You must make alternative arrangements to submit your work. You are advised to have a fallback option available at all times.
Submissions and projects are due in accordance with the Class Schedule posted in Blackboard. Depending on class progress this schedule may be amended during the class. Computer time at home or other locations will be necessary to complete required submissions on time. All submissions of assignments and assessments are made online. No submissions are accepted on Class messages or by e-mail.
All assignments and assessments MUST be submitted on time on the due date by all students. This includes late enrolments to the class. Those overdue will earn zero points. No late submissions will earn grade points. There are no resubmissions.
Any personal problems must be notified to the instructor by site mail or to the instructor's college e-mail for consideration prior to any due dates .
This is arrangement is in fairness to those who make the effort to submit their assignments on time.
Regular log in to the class Blackboard site at least every two days and class attendance as required is necessary to complete this class. Failure to do this regularly will result in students being dropped from the class. The class will require study of the chapter material and completion of case problems and other assignments and assessments to enhance understanding of the material. Additional class requirements may be provided during the class.
Attendance on Blackboard
Regular log in to the class Blackboard site at least every two days and class attendance as required is necessary to complete this class. Failure to do this regularly will result in students being dropped from the class. The class will require study of the chapter material and completion of case problems and other assignments and assessments to enhance understanding of the material. Additional class requirements may be provided during the class and maybe at short notice.
Napa Valley College's Academic Honesty Policy
Napa College requires academic honesty to be followed by all students, Cheating is taken very seriously. Make sure that you go the the Online Education page at the College web site and click on Academic Honesty in the left sidebar and study the Napa College Academic Honesty Policy.
You will be tested on its contents.
The Policy requires that:
"When you log-in to Blackboard, you do so with the understanding and agreement to produce your own work, to complete course activities yourself, and to take course exams and tests without the assistance of others."
In this class tests are defined as Case Problems, Aplia Problem Sets, Assignments and Assessments.
The College uses testing software to detect copying without acknowledgement of the source.
Details of Student Services such as Counseling and Accommodations for Students with Disability
are available though the Student Services tab on the Course Menu in BlackBoard.
Withdrawal from a Course
If you are unable to complete this course, it is your responsibility to drop the class. See the NVC Credit Class Schedule for the official class drop dates. Failure to drop may result in an F on your transcript.
If you experience a serious short term personal problem that affects your study please consult your instructor to see if special arrangements can be made to enable you to complete the class.
If you need to drop this class, please inform your instructor immediately as a courtesy by e-mail since your absence can affect other students in group projects.
All assessments, assignments and exercises will be given grade points. Class Grades will be awarded at the end of the class as follows:
Grade: A 90% or over, B 80 to 89%, C 70 to 79%, D 60-69%, F below 60%.