Principles of Management


  2. A. Course Title: Principles of Management
    B. Course Number: BU 213 - 30678
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    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: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST); 12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST); 12:30:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST); 12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST); 12:30:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    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. Summer office hours are by appointment. 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.



    Cengage Unlimited access code

    ISBN: 978-0-357-70003-7

    Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint)

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


    MGMT, 11th ed.

    Chuck Williams


    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
    Chapter Assignments (18) 30%
    Essay Assignments (5) 35%
    Exams (3) 35%

    Written Assignment Grading Rubric for Business
      "A" Level Assignment "B" Level Assignment "C' Level Assignment "D" Level Assignment "F" Level Assignment
    Writing Style Demonstrates a clear sense of direction that focuse the writing. Appropriate transitions are evident. Demonstrates a sense of direction that attempts to focus the writing. Transitions are evident. May lack a sense of direction. Attempts transitions throughout the writing. Writing lacks focus. Moves directly from point to point without connections. Writing lacks focus. Piece is apt to lack divisions between ideas.
    Tone/Audience and Rhetorical Goals Document shows a clear understanding of audience and uses appropriate tonefor the rhetorical situation. Document shows and understanding of audienceand generally uses appropriate tone for the rhetorical situation. Document shows an understanding of audience, but may be inconsistent. Tone is generall appropriate. Document does not have a clear sense of audience. Tone is inconsistent and, at times, inappropriate. Document has no sensie of audience. Tone is inappropriate and unprofessional.
    Control of Language Uses mature vocabulary, diction, and syntax. Uses mature vocabulary, diction and syntax but may not be consistent. Uses standard vocabulary, diction, and syntax. Uses standard vocabulary, diction, and syntax with some notable lapses. Uses simplistic vocabulary, diction, and syntax. Sometimes makes up words.
    Grammar Contains few, if any, errors in mechanics or usage and those are of a minor variety. Contains few, if any, errors in mechanics or usage. Contains a pattern of errors which do not seriously interfere with the reader's understanding. Contains numerous errors in basic grammar that interfere with the reader's understanding. Contains errors so severe that they detract from the reading of the paper.
    Format and Structure                 (if applicable) Follows standard structure for the appropriate document with few, if any, errors, and those present are of a minor variety. Follows standard structure for the appropriate document with few, if any, errors. Contains errors in the standard document structure that do no serously interfere with the intended rhetorical goals of the document. May not follow the standard structure for the appropriate document; numerous errors are present. Does not follow the standard structure for the appropriate document.
    Source Integration and Integrity         (if applicable) Writing uses appropriate formal or informal documentation strategy. Source materials used are valid and writer relates source material to the rhetorical goal of the paper. Writing generall uses appropriate formal or informal documenation strategy. Source materials used are valid and are generally related to the rhetorical goal of the paper. Writing may not use appropriate formal or informal documentation strategies. Source materials used are valid, but may not relate to the rhetorical situation. Documentation integration is flawed. Source material is haphazardly incorporated and does not relate to the rhetorical goal of the piece. Source integration is so flawed that academic honesty may be questionable. Source material is non-legitimate (wikipedia,, etc.) and/or haphazardly used to meet research requirements. Failure to cite any resources may result in a ZERO for the assignment.
    These are general grading guidelines. An assignment specific grading rubric will be attached to assignments and will be used for grading.

    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:

  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.


    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 at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    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 Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

      Principles of Management
    Week  1 Module Zero
    Ch 1 Management
    Week  2 Ch 2 The History of Management
    Week  3 Ch 3 Organizational Environments and Cultures
    Ch 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Week  4 Ch 5 Planning and Decision Making
    Ch 6 Organizational Strategy
    Exam One (Chs 1 - 6)
    Week  5 Ch 7 Innovation and Change
    Week  6 Ch 8 Global Management
    Week  7 Ch 9 Designing Adaptive Organizations
    Ch 10 Managing Teams
    Week  8 Ch 11 Managing Human Resource Systems
    Week  9 Ch 12 Managing Individuals and a Diverse Work Force
    Exam Two (Chs 7 - 12)
    Week 10  Ch 13 Motivation
    Week 11 Ch 14 Leadership
    Week 12 Ch 13 Managing Communication
    Week 13  Ch 16 Control
    Week 14 Ch 17 Managing Information
    Week 15 Ch 18 Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations
    Week 16 Student Presentations
      Comprehensive Final Exam, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
    Note: This schedule subject to change depending on the progress of the class.
    There will be a quiz for each chapter