MG 495 Business Policy
S2DD 2012 DC
House, Walter W.
Senior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty
Graduate Certificate Information Resource Management, Central Michigan Univ.MS Administration, Central Michigan Univ.BS Business Admin, Franklin Univ.
DSCC (Building 20) Columbus, OH 43218
By appointment, or after class
19 Mar thru 13 May 2012
5:00 - 10:45 PM
EC141, EC142, EC315, EN306B, FI360, MG260, MG352, and MK351.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week magazine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: This instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, case studies, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
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: Learning will be assessed via classroom participation, examinations, papers, and presentations. Assigned readings must be completed before each class meeting to facilitate discussion. Total points for this course is 1,000 broken down as follows: the final exam will be worth 250 points (25%), mid-term is worth 200 points (20%), ETS is worth 40 points (4%), individual paper worth 250 points (25%), presentation worth 160 points (16%), and participation worth 100 points (10%). A written case analysis and an individual presentation are required by each student to obtain a grade for the course. Final examination is comprehensive, and will be closed book and closed notes. Failure to take the final exam will result in an "F" for the course.
The eight (8) core course learning outcomes will be covered in general during the first five weeks of the course. During week seven (7), a presentation, based on the approved case from the individual project, will be delivered during the class. Individual papers must be turned in no later than the beginning of the class during week eight (8). The final exam, given in week eight (8), will be comprehensive and will test each student's ability to define, list, explain and/or identify each of the core learning outcomes.
NOTE: Park University’s School of Business has begun the implementation of a major field test to assess the Business program. Within the new accreditation standards for both Accreditation Council for Business Schools (ACBSP) and Programs and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and School (HLC), Park University is required to assess the Business program outcomes.
The method to be used is the Educational Testing Service’s Major Field Test in business. This test will provide the Business Department with results that can used to benchmark comparative programs, identify where Park University currently score in a standardized assessment, and this will allow the Business Department to track changes in its program outcomes over time.
The results of this exam are not linked to your current course, but instead measure the overall learning results of our students from their entire business program. It is important that students take the test seriously.
This exam is NOT the course final exam. It is a stand-alone SB exam.
What is ETS?
The ETS Major Field Tests are comprehensive outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. The Major Field Tests go beyond the measurement of factual knowledge by helping to evaluate students' ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.
The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses student learning while making the best use of Park’s resources by measuring all the skills we value — critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics — in a single, convenient test. The ETS Proficiency Profile is designed for national colleges and universities to assess their business outcomes. It has been selected by the Voluntary System of Accountability as a gauge of general education outcomes. As MG-495 is the capstone course for all Business/Management majors, these students will often be selected to take this test.
Grading: Grades will be determined on the percentages indicated above. The following scale will apply:
A = 90-100% (900 - 1,000 points)
B = 80-89% (800 - 899 points)
C = 70-79% (700 - 799 points)
D = 60-69% (600 - 699 points)
F = 59 and below (below 600 points)
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: Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off before the class begins.
Please ask permission if you need to leave the class before it ends.
Personal conversations should not continue after the class meeting begins. Respect your class mates and the instructor.
Students are expected to regularly attend and participate in class meetings. The student is expected to have read assignments prior to the scheduled class discussion. Any information, handouts, and/or assignments made in class are the responsibility of the student in all instances (whether present or absent). Therefore, students who do not regularly attend the class may not perform as well on examinations since they may not be familiar with all of the material covered by the exams.
It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any planned or sudden absence.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 - Chapters 1 and 2 (and case studies)
Week 2 - Chapters 3 and 4 (and case studies)
Week 3 - Chapters 5 and 6 (and case studies)
Week 4 - Exam review, midterm exam (chapters 1 thru 6),
and start chap 7
Week 5 - Chapters 7 and 8 (and case studies), discussion of chapter 12
Week 6 - Chapters 9 and 10 (and case studies)
Week 7 - Chapter 11 (and case study), ETS test, oral presentations
Week 8 - Submit written papers, and take final exam (chapters 1 - 11)
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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:3/6/2012 9:51:03 AM