MG 495 Business Policy
S1HH 2007 PA
Sanford, J. R.
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8 January 2007 to 11 March 2007
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Corporate Strategy, Second Edition, Collins and Montgomery, Irwin, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2005 ISBN 0-07-231386-6
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitators education philosophy is based on students using their past learning in the business arena, combined with this course content to better understand the issues that confront upper level managers and leaders as they set strategy for their organizations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Teaching techniques will include lecture, discussion, professional handouts, student reports on Business Policy topics, Critical Analysis Term Paper and Oral Presentation of that Critical Analysis Term Paper, homework, exercises, tests, and other tangible examples. The comprehensive final examination is not a take home test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes examination at the last class meeting.
Midterm Exaination = 25 points which is 25% of the total grade
Final Examination = 30 points which is 30% of the total grade
Quiz # 1 = 15 points which is 15% of the total grade
Critical Analysis Term Paper = 15 points which is 15% of the total gtrade
Oral Presentation of that Critical Analysis Term Paper = 10 points which is 10% of the total grade
Class Participation - 5 points which is 5% of the total grade
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments will be reduced one letter grade for each class that they are late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their clasrooms students who 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. Studnets who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension or expulsion from Park 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 from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personeel or support ataff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Class Topic Text Chapters
1. 10 Jan 07 Introduction to the course. Vision, goals and objectives, Vocabulary. 1
2. 17 Jan 07 Resources and rents. Strategy identification and industry analysis. 2 & 3
Scale and scope within an industry. Concerns of scale and scope.
3. 24 JAN 07 Diversified expansion. Choice of business. Competitive advantage. 4 & 5
Organizational limits to firm scope. Quiz # 1
4. 31 JAN 07 Review Quiz # 1. Creating and running the multibusiness corp. 6
5. 7 FEB 07 Creating the corporate advantage. Review for midterm. 7
6. 14 FEB 07 Review of the midterm examination. Paper and presentation due. 8
7. 21 FEB 07 The corporate transformation. Failure and change. 9
8. 28 FEB 07 Review for the final examination. 1 - 9
9. 7 MAR 07 Administration of the final examination. 1 - 9
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
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Instructor Dr. Sanford has graduated from Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, Bliss College, the University of the State of New York, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Ohio State University, Urbana University, and has earned Graduate Degrees from the University of Southern California, California Western University and Central Michigan University. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Maryland; the Institute for Advanced Technology; Intelligence Officer School; Hand, Shoulder and Base Defense Weapons Course; Data Systems School; Armament Electronic School; and many other resident schools, courses and classes. Professor Sanford has taught Graduate Courses at Capital University and hundreds of undergraduate courses for several colleges and universities. Colonel Sanford, United States Air Force, Retired, was involved in national and organizational security and is also retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and is a State of Ohio Licensed Private Investigator and Consulting Detective specializing in financial intermediaries and the construction industry. He has taught over 250 courses for Park University.
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