MG 495 Business Policy
S2SS 2006 RA
Parsons, John Frances
Bldg 208/Room 31, Randolph AFB, TX 78150
Monday through Saturday: 9:00am -7:00pm
March 13 - May 8, 2006
7:40 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Collis Montgomery. Corporate Strategy. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin. New York, NY 2005.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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: Provide quality education through interactive lectures, discussions and dialog; research and introduce supplemental data to enhance students knowledge of current management issues and business scenarios; and teach students to conceptualize and synthesize material as it relates contemporary organizations and their personal research project.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation (including attendance), performance on examinations, homework, and a critical analysis paper and presentation.
Grading: Mid-Term -- 30%
Final -- 30%
Critical Analysis Paper -- 15%
Oral Presentation -- 10%
Homework/Participation -- 15%
Late Submission of Course Materials: For each class period an assignment is late, points will be deducted. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: With instructor's approval prior to exam date or in the case of a verifiable personal emergency (within 24 hours of exam).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1) Attend class and be prompt.
2)Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion
3)Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.
4) Be prepared for class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: March 14 & 16: Review Syllabus/Review Chapter 1
Week 2: March 21 & 23: Chapter 2
Week 3: March 28 & 30: Chapters 3 & 4
Week 4: April 04 & 06: Chapter 5
Week 5: April 11 & 13: Mid-Term Exam/Chapter 6
Week 6: April 18 & 20: Chapter 7
Week 7: April 25 & 27: Chapter 8 & 9
Week 8: May 02 & 04 : Final Test/Hand in Critical
Analysis Papers (4-6 pages)/
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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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 .
Last Day to Withdraw: April 16, 2006
Add/Drop Dates: March 13 - March 20, 2006