MG520 Entrepreneurial Project Mgmt

for S1P 2008

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MG 520 Entrepreneurial Project Mgmt


S1P 2008 MBA


Holtsclaw, Charice L.


Adjunct Faculty/Attorney


J.D. from Washburn School of Law
MBA from Park University
B.S. in Business Management from NWMSU

Office Hours

by appointment or email

Daytime Phone

(816) 283-8484 (please email instead if possible)


Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



Project Management with MS Project CD + Student CD

August 15, 2007


0073348171 / 9780073348179

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Course Description:
This course represents an overview of the business macro environment that is at the core of the philosophy of continuous improvements. Particular attention is directed to explaining how the application this philosophy has stimulated the transformation of many work environments at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Throughout the course, process and project management materials and innovations are demonstrated and then used infield projects to integrate theory with practice.

Educational Philosophy:

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 in a quasi-socratic method 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. 

Each time I teach a class I learn something new and continually strive to make improvements. I know that I cannot please everyone, but my primary goal is to present information in a fair and effective manner. I encourage and value feedback from my students, and incorporate their suggestions as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain how to outline and build a specific project plan, step-by-step
  2. Identify skills to make accurate estimates and better manage the expectations of customers as well as management
  3. Identify skills to set a realistic schedule and budget projections
  4. Explain the key concepts and techniques used in entrepreneurial project management
  5. Demonstrate the core theoretical ideas and principles in entrepreneurial project management
  6. Demonstrate how empowerments can be used to achieve results and positive project outcomes

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The class assessment will include weekly reading assignments, individual project, case studies, homework, midterm test, and a final exam.

For a Student to Earn Full Points for Weekly Participation, S/He Should:

Participate in class discussions by contributing thoughts and ideas, asking and responding to questions, etc.  

         Weekly Discussion                                          140pts
         Participation                                                   70pts

         Mid-term Exam                                               100 pts 
         Term Paper or Project                                    100 pts

         Final Exam                                                      100 pts                                                                            ___________

                                        Total Points Possible       510 pts 

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. 

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 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26

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 in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28

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: .


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