MBA 520 Entrepreneurial Project Mgmt
F1P 2009 MB
Dane, Kristopher Ryan
MBA, Park UniversityBSBA Management Finance, Park University
08/17/2009 to 10/10/2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Project Management: The Managerial Process (4th Edition)
Clifford Gray, Erik Larson
ISBN: 0073348171 / 9780073348179
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Microsoft Project Answer Site
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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
In my opinion learning is most effective when the information is presented in multiple formats, stimulates active participation from students, and is reinforced by applying the information to the “real world”. I require students to read the applicable chapters for each week and prepare written responses to end-of-chapter questions when applicable. Then during class we use those responses to generate class discussions and apply the concepts to cases, projects, and current events.
I believe the instructor’s role is to facilitate learning and spark interest in finding the answers to questions, not to spoon-feed the information and see how well the student can parrot it back on an exam. If a question is brought up during class that does not have a quick answer, I sometimes will ask the students to research the question as homework or extra credit. This allows students to find the answer and equips them with skills such as problem-solving and analysis.
I encourage and value feedback from my students, and incorporate their suggestions as appropriate
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Participate in class discussions by contributing thoughts and ideas, asking and responding to questions, etc.
Weekly Discussion 80 pts
Participation 70 pts
Mid-term Exam 100 pts
Term Paper or Project 100 pts
Final Exam 100 pts
Total Points Possible 450 pts
Grading: 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 20% 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
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments are not accepted without prior excused absence and approval by instructor. Participation points cannot be made up unless arrangements are made prior to an excused absence and no more than one time per course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: In this course, I encourage you to act as an exceptional employee might – be polite, have a can-do attitude, ask thoughtful clarifying questions, and collaborate with your peers to find solutions.
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Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35
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