MG 495 Business Policy
U1Y 2009 MN
Offiong, Francis A.
Ph.D. Higher EducationMBA Bus AdminBS Bus Admin
3176 Jackson Ave
4.45 PM - 9.30 PM
901- 416- 5559
901 - 547- 2250
June 01, 2009 - July 26, 2009
5:00 - 9:30 PM
MG 352 and MG365
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases; 12th Edition 2007 Fred R. David
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Local Newspaper as may be needed.
Internet Explorations – Text referenced
Business Week magazines
Selected Web sites:
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Business Policy is a capstone course for business management majors and particularly for graduating seniors. This class could also be taken as elective for other business related areas. Business Policy scope entails a comprehensive strategic management models and diverse global issues pertaining to business establishments. The challenge of this course reflects the complexities, arrays of problems including leadership roles, managing profitability and organizational effectiveness. Business policy as a course brings to students integrating intuition and analysis to strategic management process in an objective, logical and systematic approach for decision making purposes in organizations.
The professor’s teaching methodology is both collaborative and highly interactive lectures. Constructive dialogues will involve all learners. Students work life experiences will be explored for ideas.
Class lectures will be largely on course materials and textbook with additional resources that could enhance understanding of concepts. Management cases will be assigned for home work and for in class exercises from textbook. Also additional Internet research information as needed for points or bonus points.
When possible, there will be small group’s discussion, reading assignments and presentations. Class will take TWO exams, all in class examinations.
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:
Grade distribution will be:
Mid term examination – 100 points; final examination- 100 points; at least two case analyzes 100 points and other assignments for 200 points.
Total highest point = 500
Weekly Discussion Questions
See course schedule & overview
Written Case Analysis
Final Examination (Proctored)
Throughout the course
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
< 60% = F
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 multi-functional 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.
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:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grade and suspended or expelled from the university.
Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are subject to suspension or expulsion from the University”. Specifically: A) Come to class on time and prepared to discuss the day’s assignment; B) Soda drinks and snacks are allowed in class; C) Class break will be arranged.
NOTE: CLASS SYLLABUS IS NOT A CONTRACT. IT IS MERELY A GUIDE TO ASSIST IN LESSON PLANNING AND IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON NOTICE.
WEEK 1 Business Policy and General Perspectives; Introduction to Case Analysis; SEE
Chapter ..1 What is Strategic? Model, Vision, Mission Statement.
Case #1 Group Work –
WEEK 2 Chapter..2 The Business Vision and Mission & key terms
Due H/W … Provide a written Mission and Vision Statement.
Class Exercise/ Issues for Review/ Discussion.
WEEK 3 Chapter..3 The External Assessment
- Review of Business Journals & Class Exercise -
- Class Ex. - How to prepare and present case analysis:
WEEK 4 Chapter..4 The Internal Assessment
- Practice - Oral Presentation of case analysis.
- Due H/W Kellog Company 2005,
WEEK 5 Chapter .5 Strategies In Action
- Mid Term Examination
- Class Exercise - Define any (20) Key Terms relating to
WEEK 6 Chapter .6 Strategic Analysis And Choice
Chapter .7 Implementing Strategies: Management and Operations Issues
Due H/W -Case Analysis: X M Satellite Radio.
Final Examination Review
WEEK 7.. Chapter. 8 Implementing Strategies: Marketing, Finance/ Accounting, R &D
Chapter. 9 Strategic Review, Evaluation and Control.
WEEK..8 Final Case Analysis for submission
CASE # 20 in the textbook.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Academic honesty is the prerequisite for academic study. Academic dishonesty is inimical to the spirit of a learning community. Hence, Park University AND this instructor will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, and other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty will be given a failing grade for that assignment, may be given a failing grade for the course, or expelled from Park University.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Plagiarism, the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work, sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. This does not make it less serious. However, students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their course faculty member. If you quote or paraphrase someone else's work you must give the source credit through a footnote. This applies to your case analyses, your responses to the discussion questions, and to your peer responses to those discussion questions. Ignorance is no excuse. Do not simply download the contents of a web page or an article from the web into your assignments. Do not misrepresent someone else's work as your own. Such actions constitute academic dishonesty. When you quote a source, be sure to provide the proper citation following the APA Manual recommendations. Failure to heed this warning will result in a grade of 0 for that assignment, possibly a grade of F for the course, and notification of the appropriate academic dean for further disciplinary actions. Again, if you are uncertain about proper documentation of sources, please e-mail your instructor.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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