SYLLABUS FOR SENIOR SEMINAR IN BUSINESS (MG495)
COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MG 495
COURSE DISCRIPTOR: MGE
COURSE TITLE: Business Policy
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall 2005
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Richard Rex Ray
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Faculty
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: DSCC, Bldg# 11
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday: 5:30-10:30 P.M.
FACULTY OFFICE TELPHONE NUMBER: N/A(Home : 614-775-9164)
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: N/A
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: N/A
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: N/A
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: October 24 to December 18, 2005
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Wednesday Evenings
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:30-10:30 P.M.
PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of Business/Management Core Courses or Permission of Instructor.
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A sociological approach to the study of organizations. Focuses on theoretical perspectives, characteristics of organizations, the interrelationships of organizational variables, and other related topics.
FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: Instruction in the classroom will be interactive based on lectures, readings, writings, student participation, examples of personal and professional experiences relative to material being discussed. Individual and group analyses and presentations of case studies may be required.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: On completion of this course, each student should be able to discuss, in general terms, the objectives outlined and be able to relate those objectives to other courses as well as make real application of course concepts. The student will be introduced to a general management perspective and business policy. This includes an understanding of strategy, industry and competitive analysis, personal values and corporate strategy, and relating strategy to social responsibility; it also includes building strategy, organizational capabilities, relationships, and a general management career as well as transforming an organization. As a minimun, each student will have the opportunity to develop, exercise, and appreciate their basic skills in pursuit of their critical and civic literacies.
COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Business Policy: Managing Strategic Processes, Eighth Edition; Bower, Bartlett, Uterhoven and Walton.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: "Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park."
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's own original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult instructors."
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexpected absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F." An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance(TA) or Veterans Administration(VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIAL: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero."
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, examinations, papers and presentations. Assigned readings must be completed before each class to facilitate discussions. Requirements for this course are mid-term(40%), final(40%) and group project, which includes individual paper and presentation(20%). Written case analyses and individual meetings may be required.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Students may use pen or pencil when taking examinations. Term papers must be typed in doubled spaced format. Computers, projectors and calculators may be used when working computations during exercises and examinations or when making presentations. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that 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. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
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 American Disabilities Act of 1900, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.
DATES COURSE TOPICS ASSIGNMENT
26 Oct Perspective, Policy and Strategy Direction Ch 1
2 Nov Industry and Competitive Analysis Chs 2
9 Nov Values, Strategy & Social Responsibility Chs 3 & 4
16 Nov Mid-term Exam Apply
23 Nov Strategy & Organizational Capabilities Chs 5 & 6
30 Nov Transforming an Organization Chs 7
7 Dec (Presentations) Relationships & Career Chs 8 & 9
14 Dec Review & Final Exam Apply
GRADING PLAN: Minimums are A=90, B=80, C==70, D=60, F=59 and below.