Principles of Management


  2. A. Course Title: Principles of Management
    B. Course Number: BU 213 - 10028
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 9:30:00 AM - 10:45:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Howell, Chris
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 222
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2659
    J. Office Hours: I will make every effort to respond to e-mails within 24 hours Mon - Fri and before noon on Monday for messages sent over the weekend. Students may contact me to make an appointment outside of office hours if needed.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: BUC218

    The management process, the decision making process, and the science and art of management is emphasized. The four functions of management--planning, organizing, actuating, and control-- are studied in formulating and carrying out the objectives, policies, methods, and procedures in managing a successful business enterprise. Role-play situations are incorporated in the course. This is a three credit hour course.


    Students should check with their advisor / counselor to ensure that courses are transferable to other institutions.



    MGMT, 9th ed.

    Chuck Williams

    ISBN: 978-1-305-66159-2

    Previous edition may be used.

    Note: Students who choose to obtain the required textbook from a vendor other than the NMJC Bookstore are responsible for ensuring they have it by the beginning of class. No extensions will be granted because 'my book hasn't arrived yet.'

    Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint)

    A mass-market book on leadership or management (may be checked out from a library)


    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

    ISBN: 1-43-380561-8

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY Grading Policy - Principles of Management

    Grading Policy
    Quizzes (18) 20%
    Assignments (5) 40%
    Exams (5) 40%

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.


    Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:


    The instructor will respond to student e-mail by the end of the next business day.

    Assignments will be graded within seven days of the DUE date.

    This course is presented 100% online. Asignments, quizzes, and exams will be submitted through Canvas. Students must have access to a computer with reliable internet access.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

      Principles of Management  
    Module Zero Due: January 22
      Assignment - Learning Styles Inventory
           Syllabus Quiz
    Module One   Due: Febrary 5
    Ch 1 Management  
    Ch 2 The History of Management  
    Ch 3 Organizational Environments and Cultures  
    Ch 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility  
      Assignment - Business Ethics
           Module One Exam  
    Module Two   Due: February 26
    Ch 5 Planning and Decision Making  
    Ch 6 Organizational Strategy  
    Ch 7 Innovation and Change  
    Ch 8 Global Management
      Assignment - Effective Management
           Module Two Exam  
    Module Three   Due: March 12
    Ch 9 Designing Adaptive Organizations  
    Ch 10 Managing Teams  
    Ch 11 Managing Human Resource Systems  
    Ch 12 Managing Individuals and a Diverse Work Force
    Assignment - Human Resources
           Module Three Exam  
     Module Four    Due: April 9
     Ch 13 Motivation  
    Ch 14 Leadership  
    Ch 13 Managing Communication  
      Assignment - Leadership Interview
       Module Four Exam  
     Module Five    Due: May 7
     Ch 16 Control  
    Ch 17 Managing Information  
    Ch 18 Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations  
      Assignment - Management/Leadership PPT
      Comprehensive Final Exam, May 8, 12 p.m.