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MG 495 Business Policy
Messer, James E.


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.

Course

MG 495 Business Policy

Semester

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Messer, James E.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA-Global Management
BSBA - Finance&Administration
Graduate - LSU Executive Development Program

Daytime Phone

915-760-6108

E-Mail

James.Messer@pirate.park.edu

bigjimmesr@aol.com (Preferred)

Semester Dates

March 14, 2006 through May 4, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

EN 306B

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Strategic Management and Business Policy, 9th Edition, Wheelen and Hunger [ISBN 013-142405-X]

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Park University On Line Library (EBSCO)

http://www.hoovers.com (Company Research)

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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, chapter readings, quizzes, open class discussions and group presentations.  The facilitator will link functional expereice to theoretical discussions.  Students are encourage to share their work expereince as it relates to classroom discussion topics.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Improved/polished student presentation skills.
  2. Students expereince the value added benefits working in a diverse team.
  3. Students gain an appreciation for the many different corporate strategies employed by worldwide companies.
  4. Students learn the importance of developing a strategic audit
  5. Define the term "strategic management".
  6. List the four phases of strategic management.
  7. Define the term "strategy".
  8. Identify the five forces that shape competition as described by Porter.
  9. Explain what is meant by the term "competitive advantage".
  10. List three directional strategies.
  11. List the five stages of international development.
  12. List four basic elements of strategic management.
Grading:
Periodic chapter quizzes are scheduled for this course. They will be multiple-choice (20 Questions). Group project and oral reports and written reports will be graded on a Group Basis. It is imperative that each student do their part in working with the group.

If a quiz or oral report is missed through an unauthorized absence, it will not be retaken. For a predetermined authorized absence, arrangements must be made ahead of time to take the makeup.  See your Instructor to arrange the make up.

The final grade for the course will be determined as follows:
A. Quizzes (30% of the Averaged Grade)
B. Group written and oral presentations (30% of the Averaged Grade)
C. Final Exam (30% of Grade)
D. Class participation (10% of Grade)

Park University Grading Scheme:
Number Grade Letter Grade
90 to 100 A
80 to 89 B
70 to 79 C
60 to 69 D
0 to 59        F

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Participation is a subjective element of the student's grade and it critical to the success of the student and the class. Students are expected to read assignments prior to class and be able to discuss material contained therein.
B. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Attendance will be checked each class meeting. Absences for legitimate reasons (illness, duty, etc.) are excusable, however the student must report the absence to the Instructor and is responsible to make up any missed assignments. Three excused absences may result in a reduced grade. Two unexcused absences may result in a failing grade for the course.
C. Academic honesty is the expected norm. Classroom conduct prejudicial to a positive learning environment will result in dis-enrollment.

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 .

Additional Information:

Class Schedule:





















































































































































Date


Reading Assignment


Lecture


Quiz/Exam


Group Case Written Analysis/Presentation


Tu 3/14/06


Chapter 1


Chapter 1


None


None


Th 3/16/06


Chapter 2


Chapter 2


None


Introduce Group Project


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 3/21/06


Chapter 3


Chapter 3


Quiz Chap


1-3


None


Th 3/23/06


Chapter 4


Chapter 4


None


Group Presentations & Written Assignment


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 3/28/06


Chapter 5


Chapter 5


None


None


Th 3/30/06


Chapter 6


Chapter 6


None


Group Presentations & Written Assignment


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 4/4/06


Chapter 7


Chapter 7


Quiz Chap


4-6


None


Th 4/6/06


Review


Review


None


Mid Term Project Presentation


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 4/11/06


Chapter 8


Chapter 8


None


None


Th 4/13/06


Chapter 9


Chapter 9


None


Group Presentations & Written Assignment


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 4/18/06


Chapter 10


Chapter 10


Quiz Chap


7-9


None


Th 4/20/06


Chapter 11


Chapter 11


None


Group Presentations & Written Assignment


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 4/25/06


Chapter 12


Chapter 12


None


None


Th 4/27/06


Chapter 13


Chapter 13


None


None


 


 


 


 


 


Tu 5/2/06


Review


Review


Quiz Chap


10-13


Final Group Written & Presentation


Th 5/4/06


Review


None


Final


None


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