MG261 Business Law II

for S2Y 2007

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MG 261 Business Law II


S2Y 2007 MN


Wilke, Stephen B.


Adjunct Faculty


Juris Doctor
Masters in Public Administration

Office Hours

In person before and after class, by telephone during daytime, by email anytime.

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Semester Dates

Spring II, 2007

Class Days

Monday and Wednesday

Class Time

4:30 - 7:00 pm


MG 260

Credit Hours


Business Law;  Mallor, et. al.;  McGraw - Hill Companies, Inc.;  twelfth edition.  ISBN: 0-07-256200-5

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Course Description:
Introduction to the law: contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course will move forward primarily on student reading of the assignments, lectures, and class discussions of business law and ethics issues.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the relationship between agent and principal 2. Examine the types of business associations.
  2. Distinguish between the rights and liabilities of business owners, whether partners, members or shareholders.
  3. Discuss the most commons forms of bankruptcy.
  4. Describe how employment laws protect employees and impose duties on employers.
  5. Define and give examples of types of intellectual property.
  6. Identify and describe some of the consumer protection laws.
  7. Identify areas where the internet has affected the law as it relates to contracting, employment and intellectual property.

Core Assessment:
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 MG 261. This exam is worth at least 20 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 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 computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions and communication 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.

The Comprehensive Final Examination for online courses must be passed with a grade of at least 60% in order to pass the course regardless of the student’s overall average in the course.

Class Assessment:

Attendance and participation - up to 15 points.

Class presentations and case briefings - up to 15 points.

Mid-term examination - up to 30 points.

Final examination - up to 40 points. The comprehensive final examination is not a take-home test.  The comprehensive final examination is an in class, open book and closed notes essay examination.


Attendance and participation - up to 15 points.

Class presentations and case briefings - up to 15 points.

Mid-term examination - up to 30 points.

Final examination - up to 40 points.

Final Grade: A: 90 - 100 points;  B: 80 - 89 points;  C: 70 - 79 points;  D: 60 - 69 points;  F: less than 60 points

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  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 Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted with the prior approval of the instructor and then only with a significant grade penalty.

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 failing grades 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) Be sure to arrive to class on time prepared to discuss the day's assignments; b) Drinking and eating snacks is allowed in class; c) Please turn cellular telephones and pagers off or to vibrate mode; d) Class breaks will be offered during the evening but students may leave the class at any time for short periods to attend to personal needs. As a exercise in college level academic education, the greatest range of acceptance will be give to all viewpoints; each student will have intellectual advancement as their primary goal, respect will be give to all other students, the class as a group and the school environment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Individual assignments will be announced in class, by email, or through eCompanion.

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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: .

Additional Information:

This syllabus is not a contract, it is intended for planning purposes only.

This syllabus may be changed at any time as announced by the instructor.


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