MG 495 Business Policy
F1L 2010 WT
Harrison, Martin T.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
BA, St Michael's College, Winooski, VTMBA, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
United Country-LeMay Realty, Knob Noster, MO
August 16 2010 - October 10, 2010
4:55 - 7:35 PM
EC141, EC142, EC315, EN306B, FI360, MG260, MG352, MK 351
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Will be provided by instructor on an "ad hoc" basis
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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: As this class is the capstone course for undergraduate business majors, students should be prepared to assume an active role in the leadership and conduct of this class. While the traditional lecture environment will still have place in this class, students should be prepared to be engaged in an interactive dialogue that places emphasis on critical analysis of real world companies and real world stituations. The instructor will expect the students to develop their case assignments beyond the scope of the materials provided by the text's authors.
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:
1. Class Assignments: Students are responsible for the completion of all reading assignmetns prior to class. Prior preparation is paramount for the development of meaningful classroom discussions. Cases will be assigned and will be the basis for class led discussions and lectures.
Written Final Exam---------------150 points
Team Comprehensive Case-------150 points
90% and above (405-450pts) A
80%-89% (360-404pts) B
70%-79% (315-359pts) C
60%-69% (270-314pts) D
less than 59% (< 269pts) 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: A. Class particpation is required. Forty (40) hours of contact time arerequired for satisfactory completionof each course. Faulty are required to provide forty (40) hours of contact time and students are expected to receive forty (40) hours of instruction.
B. Classes misssed for legitimate reasons (illness, death of family member, work assignments, TDY, or deployment) are excusable; however, students must inform the instructor or University office prior to the absence and must make up missed coursework. Missed classes due to taking ordinary leave or vacation are not considered excused absences.
C. Students are expected to come to all classes and beon time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Three unexcused absences are excessive, may be grounds for award of a failing grade and will be reported to the Park University administrator.
D. Students are responsible for the content of classroom presentations. If absent, students must obtain class notes from another student. (Instructor will posted PowerPoint presentation or other notes, as applicable, the eCompanion site at www.parkonline.org. Notes will be posted NLT midnight Sunday following the class.)
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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:7/7/2010 4:20:04 PM