MG 495 Business Policy
FA 2010 HOB
Professor of Business Administration
Ph.D.SPHR Senior Professional in Human ResourcesCBMA Certified Business Management Associate
MW: 10-11 a.m.; T,Th:7:30-8:30 a.m.; 11:30-1:00 p.m.
August 16-December 10, 2010
10:10 - 11:25 AM
Business Core and EN306B
Wheelen and Hunger, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT and BUSINESS POLICY. 12th edition.
Wheelen and Hunger, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT and BUSINESS POLICY. 12th edition.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Access to WALL STREET JOURNAL, BUSINESS WEEK, FORTUNE, FORBES will be helpful.
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Educational Philosophy: Learning is a personal experience. Learners may learn by more than one method. There is a relation between the amount of effort extended and learning. Learning may or may not be fun. The best type of learning is that which is perceived to be valuable and useful by the learner.
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: Class assessment will be based on class attendance and participation, completion and performance on examinations, quizzes, and case reports.
Grading: Criteria Points
Examinations (2) 200
Final Examination over
Core Learning Outcomes 350
Comprehensive Assessment 100
Individual case report 75
Group case reports (2) 225
Quizzes over cases 100
Total points 1150
Acheivement of 90% to 100% of total points = A
80% to 89.5% = B
70% to 79.5% = C
60% to 69.5% = D
less than 60% = F
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please turn off cell phones before the class starts. Notebook and netbook computers are to be closed and turned off during the class meeting.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week Chapter/Activity
1. Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Strategic Management
2. Chapter 2 Corporate Governance
Assignment of individual case report; Discussion of case
3. Chapter 3 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Strategic Management
Chapter 12 Suggestions for Case Analysis; case discussion
4. Chapter 4 Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
5. Chapter 5 Internal Scanning and Organizational Analysis
Examination 1 over chapters 1 through 5
6. Chapter 6 Strategy Formulation: Situation Analysis and Business Strategy
Individual case report due
7. Chapter 7 Strategy Formulation: Corporate Strategy
Assignment of first group case
8. Chapter 8: Strategy Formulation: Functional Strategy and Strategic Choice
9. Chapter 9 Strategy Implementation: Organizing for Action
10. Chapter 10: Strategy Implementation: Staffing and Directing
First group case due
11. Chapter 11: Evaluation and Control
Examination 2: Chapters 6 through 11
12. Second group case assigned. Case Discussion
13. Case Discussions
14. Group case Presentations
15. Group Case Presentations
16. Final Examination over Leraning Outcomes
* The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule for unforseen events or situations
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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