MG 495 Business Policy
F2Y 2007 MN
Martinez, Jose L.
Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer Information Services, St Leo CollegeMaster of Business Adminstration, Troy State University
NSA Mid South, Millington TN.
22 October - 16 December 2007
4:30 - 9:30 PM
EC141, EC142, EC315, EN306B, FI360, MG260, MG352, and MK351 or permission of instructor
Textbook: Fred R. Davis, Strategic Management, Concept and Cases, Pearson, Prentice Hall, Eleventh edition, 2007.
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Students are required to read all assigned materials prior to class and be prepared for discussion during the session. Each student will bring an article from written publication on a weekly basis. The articles must be related to Strategic Management in the current business environment and presented to the class for discussion. Final exam will be an in class, closed book comprehensive exam. As part of this course, each student will be expected to display initiative and a program of self study as well. As a result, another objective of the course is to provide the student with an environment that will reward their intellectual effort. Students will be required to complete a comprehensive final and is a closed book and closed notes exam.
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: Students are required to regularly attend all class sessions. Each student will prepare a written case analysis and make a formal presentation
Grading: Case Analysis 20%
Report Presentation 20%
Class Attendance & Participation 15%
Final Exam 30%
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:
Class participation demonstrates the student’s mastery of the day’s topics. Active participation forms a component of the student’s final grade. Attendance is mandatory. Absences due to personal or family illness, public safety duty and other unavoidable reason will be considered “Excused absences.” Attendance will be noted as required by university policy. The student bears the responsibility to make arrangements with the Instructor to complete any missed work.
a. Week 1 (22 October 2007)
· Course and syllabus discussion, grading policies and requirements
· Discussion of written report and oral presentation
· Chapter 1 – Strategy Formulation
· Case analysis – Dell Inc.
b. Week 2 (29 October 2007)
· Review articles
· Chapter 2 – The Business Vision and Mission
· Case study – PepsiCo
c. Week 3 (5 November 2007)
· Chapter 3 – The External Assessment
· Case study – Callaway Golf Company
d. Week 4 (12 November 2007)
· Review Articles
· Chapter 4 – The Internal Assessment
· Case Study – XM Radio
· Core Assessment Exam
e. Week 5 (19 November 2007)
· Chapter 5 – Strategies in Action
· Case Study – Jet Blue
f. Week 6 (26 November 2007)
· Chapter 6 – Strategy Analysis and Choice
· Chapter 7 – Implementing Strategies, Management and Operations issues
g. Week 7 (3 December 2007)
· Final Articles
· Chapters 8 – Implementing Strategies, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, R&D, and MIS Issues
· Case Study – United States Postal Service
h. Week 8 (10 December 2007)
· Chapter 9 – Strategy Review, Evaluation, and Control
· Comprehensive Final Exam
· Class Presentations
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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:9/28/2007 12:05:18 PM