MG 495 Business Policy - Hybrid
F2B 2008 BLH
Gloria G. Flores
Senior Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D. Candidate – Walden University, Minneapolis, MNMaster in Business Administration, Webster University, St. Louis, MOBachelor of Science in Management, Park University, Parkville, MO
Park University - Fort Bliss
October 13 - December 3, 2008
7:40 - 10:10 PM
EN306B and all core classes
Textbook: Strategic Management and Business Policy, 11th Edition, Wheelen and Hunger [ISBN 13: 978-0-13-232346-8]
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is based on the interaction of the students based on text readings, lectures, responding to discussion questions, comments on fellow student's ideas, case studies, examinations, presentations, web sites, and research. The facilitator will engage the students through discussion threads and case studies to foster an environment where ideas, thoughts, and issues can be shared, discussed and explored.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 MG495. This exam is worth at least 30 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 comprehensive 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 calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument 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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The class assessment will be comprised of case analyses (individual and group), classroom participation and two examinations. It is imperative that each student do their part in working with the group. All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam.
They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Individual Case Analysis (3)
90 to 100 = A
Group Case Analysis
80 to 89 = B
70 to 79 = C
60 to 69 = D
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation is a subjective element of the student's grade and it is 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. 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; otherwise the absence will be recorded as unexcused. After two unexcused absences, one letter grade will be deducted, after three unexcused absences, two letter grades will be deducted and after four unexcused absences students will be given a final grade of “F”. Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the course and a failing grade. Non attribution policy is in effect for all class meetings.
Week 6 –Mon – Nov 17– Chapter 14 and 3rd individual case analysis due
Wed – Nov 19 – Group Case Analysis
Week 7 –Mon - Nov 24 – Group Case Analysis
Wed – Nov 26 – Group Case Analysis and Final Exam Review
Week 8 –Mon – Dec 1– Final Exam
Wed – Dec 3 –Review of Final& Course Summary
Walt Disney Company
Jet Blue Airway’s
Panera Bread Company
The Home Depot
I. Current Situation
Porter's Five Forces – pp. 82 thru 86
II. Corporate Governance
Miles & Snow's Strategic Types – pp 88/89
III. External Environment: Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)
The TOWS Matrix – pp. 144 thru 147
IV. Internal Environment Strengths and Weaknesses (SWOT)
The Boston Control Group Matrix – pp. 179/80
V. Analysis of Strategic Factors (SWOT)
The General Electric Matrix – pp. 181/82
VI. Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategies
Miles & Snow's Cellular Organization – p. 229
The Strategic Audit – pp. 368 thru 370
VIII. Evaluation and Control
Financial Analysis – pp. 356 thru 358
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 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 .
Last Updated:9/16/2008 7:37:42 PM