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PA 576 The Global Environment of Business
F1P 2011 DL
McGregor, Neal L.
AA, Law Enforcement, Johnson County Community CollegeBS, Management/HR/Criminal Justice/Social Psychology, Park UniversityMBA, University of Missouri Ph.D., Walden University
Monday, August 15, 2011 to Sunday, October 09, 2011
Ball, D., Geringer, J., Minor, M., McNett, J., (2010). International business: The challenge
of global competition 12th. ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based
on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites
and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as
disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Written Case Study 100
Group Project 100
Discussion Participation 100
Grading: 400 - 360 points = A
359 - 320 points = B
319 - 280 points = C
279 - 240 points = D
239 and Below = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: 10% will be deducted from any assignment that is
The Term Project Draft must be submitted by the fifth class session or no
credit will be given.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Most interaction will be during the discussions of the course. The on-line environment is meant to open to any discussions that
contribute to the progress of the course and the facilitation of learning.
Situations that inhibit the free exchange of ideas and critical thinking, or
cause a hostile environment to develop in the classroom will not be tolerated.
This does not mean that conflict between ideas, attitudes, and beliefs do not
promote advancement in learning. However, such discussions must take please in
a non-threatening manner.
PA 576 - THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT OF
DATES TOPICS, REQUIRED READINGS
Week 1 - Homework
1 – Question 4
2 – Question 6
Week 2 - Homework
3 – Question 7
4 – Question 8
Week 3 - Homework
5 – Question 6
Week 4 - Homework
8 – Question 9
10 – Question 3
- Homework 5
11 – Question 2
12 – Question 4
13 – Question 2
Week 6 - Homework
14 – Question 1
15 – Question 5
Each student is required to turn in a written case analysis, a group project, and 5 homework
during this session.
1- Homework will be assigned
every week based on the content of the week.
Homework will consist of 1 to 2 questions and a summary
of a mini-case assigned by the instructor according to the corresponding week’s
readings and/or chapter’s summaries. Please double space your work, use size
#12 and any font type you prefer. Students will provide academic
references and proper documentation. Homework is due by 11:59 pm. Sunday of week for which it is due. (For
example; 1st homework is going to be assigned in the 1st class, and will due on
the beginning of the 2nd class.)
2- Each student must choose an
international business topic of his/her interest and prepare a report about the
topic as a written case analysis. The paper should be approximately 4 to 5
pages length, typed double-spaced. Please use size #12 and any font type you
prefer. Students will provide academic references and much properly document all work. The paper is due on
the 6th. week of the course.
3- International Business Project
To create a business opportunity for an American consumer product in a foreign
The report will essentially cover all topics in the outline
plus an executive summary, introduction (country and product) and
recommendations. The report will be typewritten, any font type with size #12,
about 20 pages (double-spaced) and will have an appendix that contains
exhibits. It is recommended that students provide references. Examples are maps
of the country, tables and charts. The written project report is due on the
7th. week of the course.
The project will be prepared in a PowerPoint format and
shared with the class members and me in any week prior to the 8th week of
the course. A threaded discussion will be started by me for the class members
to ask questions that they might have about your PowerPoint presentation.
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Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 25
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 .
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