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MG 495 Business Policy
Del Bosque, Sylvia


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseMG 495 Business Policy BEI
SemesterS1A2005
FacultyDel Bosque, Sylvia
TitleAdjunct
Daytime PhoneHome 512 266-8864
Other PhoneCell 512 517-6682
E-Mailsylvia.delbosque@park.edu
sdelbosque@sbcglobal.net
Semester DatesJan. 10- March 6
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:20 - 7:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Corporate Strategy- Resources and Scope of The Firm


Course Description:
A series of business cases and materials dealing with a variety of problems confronting general management selected to illustrate the major areas of managerial concern: environmental opportunities and constraints, formulation of business policy, organization for business activity and marshalling of resources for achieving objectives of the firm. Pre-requisites: EN 306B and completion of business/management core or permission of instructor. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one that blends different methods of learning based on lectures, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet web sites, videos, additional reading and writings, and the sharing of current and past experineces of students.  The instructor will help student comprehend course objectives/goals and help facilitate the student's learning.

Course Assessment:
Course assessment will be through combination of quizzes, presentations, and exams.

Grading:
Attendance and participation  5%
Assignments and/or quizzes    5%
Presentation                  10%
Mid-Term                      40%
Final Examination             40%
TOTAL                        100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Must have prior instructor approval and subject to penalty points.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan 11  Chapter 1: An Introduction to Corporate Strategy
Jan 13  Chapter 2: Resources and Rents
Jan 18  Cases 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3
Jan 20  Chapter 3: Scale and Scope Within an Industry
Jan 25  Chapter 4: Diversified Expansion
Jan 27  Cases 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3
Feb 1   Review Chapters 1-4
Feb 3   Mid-Term Exam
Feb 8   Chapter 5: Organizational Limits to Firm Scope
Feb 10  Chapter 6: Managing the Multibusiness Corporation
Feb 15  Cases 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6
Feb 17  Chapter 7: Creating Corporate Advantage
Feb 22  Chapter 8: Corporate Governance
Feb 24  Cases 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3
March 1 Review Chapters 5-8, Case Presentation
March 3 FINAL  
Add-Drop- The Deadline for Add/Drop Jan. 17
Last Date for withdrawal- Feb. 13

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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