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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.
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
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