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MBA 695 Business Policy & Strategy
Depriest, Desiree


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

MBA 695 Business Policy & Strategy

Semester

F1P 2009 MBD

Faculty

Depriest, Desiree

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD. Management and Organization
Master of Information Systems Management
Master of Telecommunications Management

Office Location

Virtual AIM: DrDDepriest

Office Hours

Wednesdays 10am-noon - CT

Daytime Phone

816.943.1571

Other Phone

816.392.8183 cell

E-Mail

desiree.depriest@park.edu

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Strategic Management: text and cases, 4th edition.

Gregory G. Dess, University of Texas at Dallas
G. T. Lumpkin, Texas Tech University
Alan B. Eisner, Pace University

ISBN: 0-073-40498-5
Copyright year: 2008

Additional Resources:
 

Supplemental Reading List: 

The Shock Doctrine: The rise of disaster capitalism. Picador: New York.

 A New York Times Bestseller, by Naomi Klein

ISBN: 0-312-42799-9

Copyright year: 2007
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 Each case study in the textbook may require updating via web research.

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Course Description:
MBA 695 Business Policy and Strategy: This course covers the integration of applied research for managerial decisions and actions that determine the long-urn performance of a corporation. Focus includes strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control. Topics covered are: development of an integrated operations strategy, analysis of cases and completion of a major project involving research and investigations. Prerequisites: MBA 515, MBA 526, MBA 527, MBA 615, MBA 630, MBA 633 and MBA 674. or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 695)

Educational Philosophy:

 

My pedagogical stance has evolved through full engagement with my students and ongoing participation in faculty development. We are all teachers and students in intellectual development. As students, we are responsible for trusting the curriculum and following the course rubrics. As teachers, we are facilitators responsible for providing the necessary tools and environment for student learning. Combined, these approaches result in students who feel their intellectual diversity is respected, who apply critical thinking to learning objectives, and who are excited about the overall learning experience.

Class Assessment:
 

Weeks/Units

Chapter Readings

Case Analysis Readings

Assignment Due

Assignment

Points

Discussion/ Questions- to-Presenters

One

5

Two

1 & 4

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s)

Robin Hood (Case 1)

25

10

Three

2 & 3

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

General Motors (Case 38)

25

10

Four

5 & 7

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

Heineken (Case 21)

25

10

Five

6

Learn from mistakes – Minicase

Midterm Group Presentation – Apple (Case 30) with web research

50

10

Six

9 & 10

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s)

Edwards MB (Case 2)

25

10

Seven

8 & 12

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

World Wrestling (Case 23)

25

10

Eight

n/a

Final Group Presentation – Wal-Mart (Case 21) with web research

50

10

Points

225

75

Total Points

300

Grading:
   

A:

270pts

90%

or

more

B:

240pts

80%

to

89%

C:

210pts

70%

to

79%

D:

180pts

60%

to

69%

F:

150pts

Less

than

60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

You may turn in the Week 1 assignments at anytime during the term with no late penalty. Beginning with Week 2 the following policy will be in effect for late assignments:

·         One day late: 10% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points and it is one day late, 4 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         Two days late: 30% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points, and it is two days late, 12 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         Three days late: 50% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points, and it is three days late, 20 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         More than three days late: No points for that assignment. An assignment will be considered late by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on the due date. I must have all assignments, to include your final team project, by the last day of the term.

·         Any assignment received after the last day of the term will not be graded and will earn zero (0) points. There will be no exceptions to this policy. There are no extra-credit or makeup assignments.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

NO CELL PHONES
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed as specified in the syllabus. Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully submitted, so that they are in my hands on the due date. Additionally:
 
    • General e-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.
    • My Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently during the weekdays. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable). A question send in the afternoon on Friday may not get answered until Monday morning so don’t wait until the last minute to review assignments given early in the week.
    • When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in one of the Microsoft Office 2007 or earlier applications.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Weeks/Units

Chapter Readings

Case Analysis Readings

Assignment Due

Assignment

Points

Discussion/ Questions- to-Presenters

One

5

Two

1 & 4

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s)

Robin Hood (Case 1)

25

10

Three

2 & 3

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

General Motors (Case 38)

25

10

Four

5 & 7

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

Heineken (Case 21)

25

10

Five

6

Learn from mistakes – Minicase

Midterm Group Presentation – Apple (Case 30) with web research

50

10

Six

9 & 10

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s)

Edwards MB (Case 2)

25

10

Seven

8 & 12

Learn from mistakes – Minicase(s

World Wrestling (Case 23)

25

10

Eight

n/a

Final Group Presentation – Wal-Mart (Case 21) with web research

50

10

Points

225

75

Total Points

300

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31

Plagiarism:

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


Attendance Policy:

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

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 .

Bibliography:
Dr. DePriest has over nine years of teaching experience in accredited physical and online university settings. Desiree has been an Information Technology Professor for at Kaplan University for five years where she has also served on the Undergraduate Curriculum committee, Student Success Committee and the Critical Thinking Assessment committee. She has been an Instructional Developer for the MBA Program at Park University. Desiree is a presenter at many conferences annually. Recently, she presented a proposal on "Student Internships" at the TCC Online Conference in Hawaii. Dr. DePriest teaches in the MBA/MIS programs at Park as well as in a Master of information technology program.

Dr. DePriest is a consultant for a major university in IT curriculum development. She is also, through her company, E.U.K.A.B., Inc., a consultant to the Community School of the Arts, and the Family Technology Association of America where she develops workshops for educators in diverse environments with support from Sprint, AT&T and other technology based companies. Dr. DePriest teaches technology to teachers on the secondary school level and gives workshops for Instructional Technology consortium for Midwest colleges and universities.  

Dr. DePriest is IT/Education Director for E.U.K.A.B. Inc., where she produced “A-Diverse-City TV” on UMKC cable television and published “A-DiverseCity” newspaper partnering with Sun Publications, and managed a scholarship fund for at-risk law students.

Dr. DePriest has two very-bright twins, who assist in keeping her abreast of the latest innovations in technology, video games and cell phones! Her son, now 12 years old, is running for President of the United States in 2032 (http://david2032.webs.com/). Her daughter of the same age is a classical pianist of six years and Shakespearean thespian of five years with Community School of the Arts and The Heart of American Shakespeare Festival, respectively.

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