EC 404 Managerial Economics
S1J 2009 PV
Jono A. Anzalone, M.S.
M.S. Economics, University of NebraskaB.A. Political Science, Creighton University
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Monday, January 12, 2009 - Sunday, March 08, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
EC315 (or equivalent intermediate statistics course) and CS140 (or equivalent MS Word & Excel course)
South-Western Publishing Co.
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Teaching is a delicate mix of both art and science. The most successful teachers, that is, those who make a defined difference in the lives of students, realize that memorization of class material is not a sufficient benchmark for success.
As a teacher, I strive to apply the learn, do, teach methodology in the classroom. Richard Bach said "learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as wee as you. We are all learners, doers, and teachers." I feel that it is important for students to learn the objectives setout for the course, but just as important is for the student to "do" or apply the objective. In the classroom setting, this can be accomplished many ways, including research based projects, simulations, and exercises. The teaching aspect of learn, do, teach, allows students to apply the information they learned and did to a teaching model. This can be done via in class presentations, mini-lectures, or other pedagological methods.
Inherent in my teaching method is an application of real-life bridging of learning matter. In classes such as economics, students often have a difficult time developing a frame of reference if they have limited exposure to the business/work world. Therefore, I attempt to bridge the academic concepts presented in terms that are understandable and enabling the student to relate.
In summary, my teaching method is more than just memorization lecture. My teaching attempts to encompass time proven strategies to heighten students experiences.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
HOMEWORK: Homework is graded liberally and solution copies are provided to students. The primary purpose of homework is to give feedback to the students and the instructor as to what learning has taken place. Successful mastery of homework is necessary preparation for the test(s). Any questions on the homework problems need to be resolved prior to the subsequent test.
TEST INFORMATION: None of the tests will be a take-home exam. Tests will primarily involve problem solving but may also have multiple choice and/or short answer sections. The problems will be similar to those presented in class and provided in the homework assignments. The Final Test will be closed Textbook and closed-notes. Tables taken from the GUIDE will be attached to this test as necessary. Tests 2 and 3 will focus on material presented after the previous Test. The final exam will be comprehensive.
TERM PROJECT. The term project is a group project that involves proposing a model and then writing a formal proposal for the research it involves. The class will be divided into two person groups that will work together outside of class on their term project. The student groups will use Excel or SPSS to regress data for their model. The student groups will then analyze the computer output. Each group will write and submit for grading a written report using the APA format for in-text citations and the References page. See GUIDE for details on the various requirements for the written papers.
Only one paper, one floppy disc, etc. will be turned in by each group. Each Item turned in will have the names of all members on the first page. The Label on the floppy disc will be in the format shown to the right.
1) The 3-5-7 rule
- No more than 3 main points per slide
- No more than 5 lines of dense text
- No more than 7 words per line
2) Avoid technology bells and whistles that do not enhance learning objectives of your presentation.
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:
Again, I will treat you as if you are an employee of an international economic consulting firm and I am the CEO of the company. Please be respectful of those in the classroom.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Topic(s)
4 Statistical Significance and Excel
10 Integer Linear Programming
11 Time Series Forecasting
15 Term Project Oral Presentations
16 FINAL TEST
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Bibliography: Jono has been affiliated with the American Red Cross since 1994 and, serving in various positions such as Disaster Committee Chair for the Heartland Chapter (Omaha, Nebraska), Director of Emergency Services for the Heartland Chapter, ESF6 ,Mass Care Manager based of out FEMA Region VII in Kansas City, with his last assignment seconded to the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies’ Pan-American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) in Panama, Panama. Jono recently joined FEMA Region VII as the Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison. Jono has also been a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Service Human Resource (DSHR) system since 1997, and deployed on a large number of national disaster and international assignments, working operations in Belize, Suriname, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and Haiti. Prior to working fulltime at the Red Cross, Jono worked as an investment banker for five years and has served as an adjunct facility for the University of Nebraska, Park University, and Metropolitan Community College since 2003 teaching courses in economics and finance.
Jono graduated from Creighton University with a BA in Political Science and from the University of Nebraska with a MS in Economics.
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