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MBA 632 Analysis of the Legal Environment of Decision Making
Miratsky, Matthew J.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

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Course

MBA 632 Legal,Social & Ethical Envir

Semester

U1P 2012 DL

Faculty

Miratsky, Matthew J.

Title

Sr. Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Juris Doctor
Bachelor of Arts, History

Office Hours

Call anytime between 8am and 9 pm central

Daytime Phone

816-654-3331 (cell)

Other Phone

816-997-9376 (home)

E-Mail

matthew.miratsky@park.edu

mmiratsky@kc.rr.com

Semester Dates

June 6 to July 31

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business
15th ed., by Reed, Shedd, Morehead, & Pagnattaro
(McGraw-Hill 2010) ISBN: 978-0-07-337766-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional reading resources to supplement the text will be provided in the online classroom.

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Course Description:
MBA 632 The Legal, Social and Ethical Environment of Businss.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment from the viewpoint of the social and moral bases of law. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system and its significance in decision functions of management. Prerequisite: MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 632)

Educational Philosophy:
My philosophy of instruction is based upon creating an environment where students can engage in self-instruction. Learning is, generally, a two-way process, one that involves a teacher providing adequate instruction and a student providing sufficient effort. There is, inherent in this arrangement, limits on what a teacher can do. If a student fails to learn, the question remains as to whether it was the teacher or the student who failed in their role. I believe the instructor, to satisfy his or her role, should set clear expectations, be consistent, encourage open dialogue both in and out of the classroom and be available to the students. In so doing, the instructor has ‘set the table’ and leaves the student with the burden to discover a means of learning the material best suited for them. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Conduct interpersonal communications to include, negotiations, ethical decision-making and analysis with special attention to the development of these skills in a legal, social and ethical environment context.
  2. Identify what pollution laws apply when a business, government unit, or individual undertakes a project that affects the environment.
  3. List the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers concerning the deliver of goods, including payment, inspection, acceptance, revocation of acceptance, and rejection.
  4. Discuss a wide range of legal problems arising in the practice of legal, social and ethical environment.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Grading Criteria – Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned. The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Central on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.

Discussion grades are based on posting initial responses by the deadline, and posting discussion/interaction of others' posts. Discussion with others will include a minimum of 2-3 quality postso peers in additiom to your original post. Discussion may also include references to textbook or other sources - use proper citations at all times.

Homework responses should refer to the textbook and other sources as needed, with proper citations and page #(s).

Grading:

Class Assessment:

Grading Criteria – Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned.  The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Central on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.

Discussion grades are based on posting initial responses by the deadline, and posting discussion/interaction of others' posts.  Discussion with others will include a minimum of 2-3 quality postso peers in  additiom to your original post.  Discussion may also include references to textbook or other sources - use proper citations at all times.

Homework responses should refer to the textbook and other sources as needed, with proper citations and page #(s).

Grading:

Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:

Weekly online discussion and feedback entries

30 points each week

for 240 points total

Weekly homework

30 points each week

for 210 points total

Weekly quizzes

10 points each week

for 60 points total

Midterm

150 points

Final exam (comprehensive)

340 points

TOTAL

1000 points

 

 

A =

 90 - 100%

900 points plus

B =

 80 - 89%

800 to 899 points

C = 

 70-79%

700 to 799 points

D =

 60-69%

600 to 699 points

F =

 < 60%

Less than 600 points

 Basis of Grades:

Grades for work in this course will be calculated based upon the following rubrics:

Discussion Activities Grading:  There is a total of 30points each week.  Each week there will be at least two questions and sections to comment on. 

Content

Points

Weekly online discussion entries(includes references and well-thought out answers)

15

Weekly online discussion responses/feedback entries

15

Total

30

Weekly Homework Assignment Grading:

There are 30 homework points per week.  Each week will contain a different number of questions and sections.

Content

Excellent

Good

Poor

Weekly Homework Assignments

27-30 (includes references and clear concise answers)

22-26

15- 21


Total

27-30

22-26

15-21

Examination Grading:

Examination question answers will be graded based upon agreement with the course text.  Essay, discussion, and similar type questions will be graded for completeness, conciseness, and legal thought process, as well as for content.  The student should provide relevent legal analysis based on the question presented. 

Final examination or paper - A computerized examination will be taken during the 8th week.  The exam will not be proctored. A paper is optional, wherein the highest grade (e.g. test or paper) will be recorded for the final grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late assignments will not be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. Appropriate point deductions will be discussed at the time of arrangement.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Course Text Chapters 1-3
Week 2 - Course Text Chapters 4-6
Week 3 - Course Text Chapters 7-9
Week 4 - Course Text Chapters 10-12
Week 5 - Course Text Chapters 14-16
Week 6 - Course Text Chapters 17-19
Week 7 - Course Text Chapters 20-21
Week 8 - Course Text Chapter 13, Final Exam and Optional Paper Due.
 
Additional reading materials will be available in the online classroom.
 

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21

Plagiarism:

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


Attendance Policy:

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 course related 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 .

Additional Information:
Information about the weekly writing assignments and book review will be provided in class during week 1.

Copyright:

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Last Updated:5/31/2012 3:52:12 AM