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PA 576 The Global Environment of Business
McGregor, Neal L.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.
CoursePA 576 The Global Environment of Business GS
SemesterF2P2005
FacultyMcGregor, Neal L.
TitleSenior Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesA A Law Enforcement  Johnson County Community College
BS  Management/HR/Criminal Justice/Social Psychology  Park University;  MA in Religion, Park University
MBA University of Missouri; Ph.D.  Walden University
Daytime Phone816 458 0402 (pager)
Other Phone816 224 4833 (Home)
E-MailNeal.McGregor@park.edu
scotsman@toto.net
Semester Dates10/27/05 to 12/22/05
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:45 - 8:15 PM
Credit Hours2

Textbook:
Ball, D., McCulloch, W., Frantz, P., Geringer, J., & Minor, M. (2006). International business: The challenge of global competition 10th. ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.


Course Description:
Economic, political, legal and cultural aspects of the environment of international business. Issues, problems, constraints and the role of governments affecting the conduct of international economic relations.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will encounter the following issues and subjects during this course, and should develop an understanding of how these issues relate to the international business community.
1. The elements that constitute the internal and external environments of organizations and the global community.
2. The inter-relation of the environmental elements and how each can be seen as a source of changing the total environment.
3. Key issues related to each of the theoretical divisions of the external environment.
4. Some historical perspectives on the development of the international business environment.
5. How competitive factors relate to changing production systems, raw material demand, and new development of products.
6. How economic considerations shape demand for new products.
7. The effects of globalization on labor forces and labor relations.

Course Assessment:
The class sessions may consist of discussions of text materials, reports, discussions of handout material, videotape presentations and lectures.  Each class session will engage the format of presentation and activities that best suits the academic material of the session. Class will start on time unless there is a problem beyond my control. If for some reason I am unable to keep a scheduled class session, an attempt will be made to contact students. There is an expectation that students will contribute to class discussions. As earlier stated the chapter content will shape the class discussions. Without participating in class discussions, it will be impossible to earn an A for the course.
Participation is expected in current issues, class discussion, and term paper presentation.

Grading:
10% Class Participation
10% Issues Discussion
30% Chapter Questions
10% Term Project Draft
40% Term Project

Late Submission of Course Materials:
10% will be deducted from any assignment that is submitted late.

The Term Project Draft must be submitted by the fifth class session or no credit will be given.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The classroom environment is meant to open to any discussions that contribute to the progress of the course and the facilitation of learning. Situations that inhibit the free exchange of ideas and critical thinking, or cause a hostile environment to develop in the classroom will not be tolerated. This does not mean that conflict between ideas, attitudes, and beliefs do not promote advancement in learning. However, such discussions must take please in a non-threatening manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session 1:  Introduction to course, handout material, expectations, project assignments.
Session 2  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project
Session 3  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project
Session 4  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project
Session 5  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project; Draft of term project due
Session 6  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project
Session 7  Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due; Work with the term project
Session 8 Reading Assignment; Assigned chapter question due;Term project due

 
 

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 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22

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. Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22

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 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24

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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