MG 495 Business Policy
S1R 2007 SC
Morris, Elaine J.
01/8/07 - 03/04/07
7:45 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: Crafting and Executing Strategy. Fifteenth Edition. Thompson,
Strickland, and Gamble. McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing Company, 2007.
Additional Resources: The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, other business publications, the daily newspapers, and the Internet.
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Educational Philosophy: This course will meet for the equivalent of 8 weeks, in order to cover
course material, case discussions, and assigned reading material.
The format will primarily be discussion of material and cases, as well
as written case reviews, a written comprehensive case, and examinations
to test progress, understanding, and retention. This course
allows the student to participate in dialogues, explore internet and
web site materials, research additional and updated materials in order
to enhance the learning experience.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: A. Final Course Grade: Intended to reward individual effort. Evaluation
will be on a number of elements designed to provide ample opportunity
to influence the final grade.
B. Written Assignments: Evaluated on content, continuity, originality
of thought, and both analytical and communication skills. More
than 5 spelling or grammatical errors on more than one page will cause
a 10% grade reduction (even if some pages are error-free), so be sure
to use spell-check, grammar-check, and your ENG 101 or ENG 306 texts,
invaluable resources. Written assignments include your typed case
discussion papers, and a 10-page formal comprehensive case paper.
All work is due NO LATER than agreed upon dates, with ALL written work
turned in by Week 7. Evaluation will include requirements
outlined in this sections, the attached Rubrics, handouts provided in
class meetings, and information provided the first night of class.
C. Cases/Discussions: Evaluated on preparation, content, continuity of
thought, analytical skills, and how your material reflects the
fundamental concepts of this and other course materials. Cases
should cover material covered in the text, or any aspects you have
learned from other courses or texts. With oral presentations, you
must be able to tell your version of the problems and solutiions
without dependency on reading from notes, as you are expected to be
fully familiar with the prepared material. However, note cards
are permitted as prompts. Creativity, originality, added
information, and extra effort are encouraged.
D. Examinations: The Mid-Term and Final Exams are both closed book and
closed notes examinations. Exams are NOT take home exams. The Final
Exam is comprehensive. All reviews will be given in-class
ONLY, at the session previous to the scheduled exam, or as agreed on
the first night of class. If the student is absent, it is his/her
responsibility to obtain notes from a fellow classmate.
Grading: Grade Distribution: To be awarded based on course work as assigned and
completed, the student must earn the following total points to
accomplish the associated grade:
A -- 93 - 100 points
B -- 80 - 92 points
C -- 70 - 79 points
D -- 60 - 69 points
F -- 59 points or less
Points will be awarded in the following manner:
Mid-Term Exam -- 25 points or 25% of total points available
Final Exam -- 25 points or 25% of total points available
Case Papers -- 20 points or 20% of total points available
Comprehensive Case Paper -- 30 points or 30% of total points available
Please note that the Mid-Term and Final Exams are closed book and
closed notes exams, given in-class only. There are no take home
exams. The Final Exam is comprehensive.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will result in a 10-point reduction of the grade earned for the project.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to be on time, having completed all reading and
written assignments prior to class sessions covering assigned material
or due dates. (ALL reading should be completed PRIOR to
lectures.) Any missed work is the responsibility of the student,
who will arrange beforehand with another student to share notes or
other class materials.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: WEEK 1: Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
WEEK 2: Chapters 3 and 4 and assigned cases
WEEK 3: Chapters 5 and 6 and assigned cases, mid-term review
WEEK 4: Mid-Term Exam and assigned cases
WEEK 5: Chapters 7 and 8 and assigned cases
WEEK 6: Chapters 9, 10, and 11 and assigned cases
WEEK 7: Chapters 12 and 13 and assigned cases. Comprehensive cases are due WEEK 7.
WEEK 8: Final Exam and assigned cases.
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: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.
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: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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