Syllabus Entrance
Printer Friendly
Email Syllabus

MG 495 Business Policy
Van Doren, Michael A.


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 MO
SemesterF2EE2005
FacultyVan Doren, Michael A.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesB.A. Mathematics
M.S. Operations Management
D.M. Systems Management
Office LocationMoody Eduction Center
Office Hours0900-1100
Other Phone229-245-9917
E-Mailp342277@pirate.park.edu
drmajmav@bellsouth.net
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:20 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Strategic Management, Concepts and Cases.  10th Ed. Fred R. David.  Pearson Prentice Hall.

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:
Through written and in-class exercises, readings and discussions, students will be provided with many opportunities for learning about forming business policy.  Students will be given opportunities for internalizing and applying these skills.

Learning Outcomes:

1. To gain knowledge and understanding of the business policy making process.
2. To develop an understanding of the role of the manager in formulation, implementation, and evaluation of business policy.
3. To develop an understanding of business ethics and why they are important in business policy.
4. To develop skills and techniques for managerial decision making.
5. To improve the student's ability to communicate.

Course Assessment:
Quizzes (announced and unannounced) - 10%
Participation - 10%
Mid-term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Paper - 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will lose 10 percentage points for each additional class meeting unless PRIOR arrangements are made with the instructor.  It is the student's responsibility to initiate such arrangements.  Extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and is part of the final grade.  Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Constructive dialogue is required.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Lecture and DiscussionChapters 1 & 2 
Meeting - 2Lecture and DiscussionChapter 3Quiz 1
Meeting - 3Lecture and DiscussionChapter 4 
Meeting - 4Lecture and DiscussionChapter 5Mid-term Exam
Meeting - 5Lecture and DiscussionChapter 6 
Meeting - 6Lecture and DiscussionChapter 7Quiz 2
Meeting - 7Lecture and DiscussionChapter 8 
Meeting - 8Lecture and DiscussionChapter 9Final Exam

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.

  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 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
 
.

Copyright:
This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.