MG 495 Business Policy
S2FF 2008 FAX
BS Military Science, USAFAMS Management, Troy State University
Fairchild AFB Education Center Classroom (TBD)
M-W 2 - 5:00 PM and by appointment.
244-2020 Message Only.
March 17 to May 11, 2008
4:30 - 6 PM Individual Instruction
EN 306 and completion of business/managaement core.
Textbook: 1. Strategic Management and Business Policy, Wheelen, Thomas L. and J. David Hinger, 11the Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2008.
Additional Resources: I recommend that students add these two books to their personal libraries.
1. First Break All the Rules, Buckingham, Marcus, and Curt Coffman, Simon and Schuster, NY 10020, 1999
2. Good to Great, Collins, Jim. HarperCollins Publishers, NY 10022, 2001.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Business policy is a capstone course and as such should draw on material taught in the entire management and marketing curriculum. Any course, but especially this one, should address the real world where students work and do business. Therefore, a large part of this course will be attempting to apply what we have learned over many years to case studies and then to the problems students identify. They should then propose solutions and present ways to implement those solutions to the problems they identify. A portion of the course will be devoted to comparison of the results and recommendations of the texts read or discussed.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG495. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.
This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.
No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students will complete two case studies (Written and oral). They will also be involved in the discussion of each case, including the instructor's example cases, presented in class. Students will complete the University assessment tool/Final Exam of a format to be determined. Students will contrast results of "Good to Great" and "First Break All the Rules" research with the recommendations of "Strategic Management and Business Policy" during class discussions. Students will complete a course project that will apply information from this course and applicable previous course knowledge to an organization where they work, have worked or where they are familiar with the management of the organization. The core assessment will be the final exam to be given the last week of class.
Grading: The course will be graded based on the following allocation; Attendance & Participation 100 points (10 %) points, Student cases 150 points (15%), project 250 points (25%), "Good to Great"/First Beak All the Rule"/Text contrast 150 points (15%), core assessment/final exam 350 Point (35%). Total scores of 900 to 1000 points will be considered an A, 800 to 890 will receive a B, 700 to 790 will receive a C, 600 to 690 will receive a D. Any score below 60 points will be failing.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: If a student knows in advance of an absence, they should discuss the absence and class schedule ahead of time. Students are expected to have read the assigned material before class, and should have questions prepared ahead of time. Students will be courteous to their classmates at all times.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week : STUDY ASSIGNMENT ASSIGNMENT/TURN IN
Week 1 Syllabus, Read Ch 15, Ch 1 - 3 Example case #1 Page 1-9 Byte Products, Inc. Good to Great
Week 2 Chapters 4 - 6 First Break All the Rules, Student cases
Week 3 Chapters 7 - 9 Student cases (Oral & Written)
Week 4 Chapters 10 - 12 Student cases, G to G & FBAR & text discussion
Week 5 Chapters 13, 14 G to G & FBAR discussion to continue over next two weeks.
Week 6 Review/Reports G to G & FBAR discussion & Reports (Oral & Written)
Week 7 Review/Reports Course Project Reports (Oral & Written)
Week 8 Review for Final Make up reports, Final Exam/Core Assessment tool.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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. 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 Updated:3/20/2008 11:19:42 PM