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MBA 525 Entrepreneurship in Global Econ
Ibe, James


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.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MBA 525 Entrepreneurship in Global Econ

Semester

F2P 2012 DL

Faculty

Dr. James Ibe

Title

Prof. of Economics and Marketing Management

Degrees/Certificates

MA, MBA; MS, Ph.D., CAE.

Office Location

Online: Shaw Air Force Base, SC. USA.

Office Hours

M-F: 11:00-12,:00 Noon, EST.

Daytime Phone

(803) 934-3240

E-Mail

james.ibe@park.edu

jibe1@usa.com

Web Page

http://profibe1.blogspot.com

Semester Dates

October 15, 2012-December 18, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Foley, J.F. (2004) The global entrepreneur (2nd ed.). Jamric Press (ISBN 10: 0975315307; ISBN 13: 978-0975315309)

Travis, T. (2007). Doing business anywhere: Essential guide to going global. Wiley. (ISBN-10: 0471973173 ISBN-13: 978-0471973171)

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Course Description:
MBA 525 Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy: This course offers students the skills and knowledge useful for developing and implementing a new global business. Using the concept of a start up entrepreneurship, we examine the key factors in creating a new business, which has a global market focus. This includes business started in the European Union, China, India and Russia or other countries as well as business started in the United States that market to these countries. The course is built around an e-commerce business concept, which focuses on more than one non-U.S. country. Investigating opportunities through trade allows both the extension of traditional business to e-commerce as well as the creation of new business offers. The course is developed to promote skills needed to: assess the viability of a new business concept, understand the conditions of e-commerce readiness for specific countries, grasping unique opportunities, creating cultural awareness; understand technical issues involved in global e-commerce business; analyze opportunities and evaluate the outcome of an opportunity; analyze competitive environment, market potential; and identify sources of financial support for the new venture. Prerequisite: MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 525)

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that knowledge is best constructed rather than dispensed from authorities such as your professor. I actively seek to create a learner-centered classroom where learners fully participate in the discovery process and applications of the fundamental assumptions of the discipline. It is my experience that learners are most interested when they know the utility of the concepts and principles they are required to learn. Indeed, when the content is relevant and interesting, learners will learn even the most difficult material. It is my experience that learners learn best when difficult material is introduced through the learners’ strongest perceptual modality and then reinforced through supplementary modalities taking into account that most learners are visually oriented. Further, to ensure effective learning and retention, new information must be linked to prior knowledge and experiences using familiar examples and concrete symbols. I have also used cooperative and collaborative learning teams effectively. It my experience that regardless of the subject matter, learners working in collaborative and cooperative platforms tend to learn more quickly and retain the material longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional formats. Ongoing professional practice allows me to constantly bridge the gap between theory and industry practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the new international development that have expanded opportunities for the global Market.
  2. Examine how entrepreneurs can take advantage of importing opportunities.
  3. Explain the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) by entrepreneurs.
  4. Discuss the advantages and drawbacks of entrepreneurial joint ventures in global marke.
  5. Explain how licensing arrangements works and review their advantages and disadvantages.
  6. Set forth the five key steps for entering the global marketplace.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
The following activities are required and due as scheduled:

Discussion Questions - There will be discussion questions in weeks 1- 8.  Post your answers in the Discussion thread for that week on the course web site.  Each question should be 100-150 words single spaced in your word processor. The answer may include information from the text or handouts.  An excellent answer would include personal experiences and your opinions to demonstrate critical thinking and application, cite content from the text or outside sources in proper APA format, and be well written without writing errors. Your replies and comments to others will contain substantive content, pose thoughtful questions and add value to the dialogue with new information or perspectives. They are due on Thursday before midnight CT (Central Time).  They are posted separately in individual threads for each question. After posting your answers, begin making 2 or more replies to other students' posts.

Case Analysis
- In weeks 2, 5, and 7, there is a case analysis that is due to the Instructor via the drop box by Sunday midnight CT (Central Time). The case analysis will be roughly 2-3 pp single spaced in your word processor (not including references at end; no cover page needed).  When citing information from the case or other sources to support your analysis, be sure to cite and reference them in APA format.

Journal Post - The weekly Journal (weeks 1- 8) should explain how the concepts of the course relate to your workplace or personal experience.  Something that has made you go "Aha!" Do not summarize the reading, but perhaps comment on concepts directly applicable to your workplace.  It is not enough to identify a list of chapter topics. You should be able to demonstrate that you have thought through a topic or two and can relate them to your experience. Journals will be approximately 75-100 words single spaced in your word processor and posted to the Journal discussion.  They should be sent no sooner than Friday evening and no later than by midnight Sunday CT (Central Time) in weeks 1-8.

International Business Plan - In week 8, there is a paper due that covers a plan for establishing the feasibility of entering an international market. You will be developing this paper virtually within a team of 3-4 other students.  The paper is due by Thursday in week 8.

Grading:

Course Grading Scale

Assignment Points
Discussion post  + participation  (40 pts each weeks 1 -8) 320
Cases (100 points each weeks 2, 5 and 7) 300
Journal  (15 pts each weeks 1 -8) 120
Final Paper (week 8) 260
Total Points 1000  

90% to 100% of total points = A (900-1000)
80% to 89%  of total points = B (800-899)
70% to 79%  of total points = C (700-799)
60% to 69%  of total points = D (600-699)
below 60% = F (599 or less)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Assignments received after date due will not receive full credit. Any work submitted more than two days (48 hours) late will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 1 and 2
     Travis - Chapter 1
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting


Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers


Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 2
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 4 and 5
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting

  Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers

  Sunday midnight

Case Analysis

100 Sunday midnight
Team Project - Worksheet 1 20 Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 3
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 3, 6, and 7
     Travis - Chapter 2
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting


Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers


Sunday midnight
Team Project - Worksheets 3 (10 points) and 4 (25 points) 35 Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 4
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 8, 9 and 10
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting


Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers


Sunday midnight
Team Project - Worksheets 5 (25 points) and 6 (25 points) 50 Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 5
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 11 and 12
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting


Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers


Sunday midnight
Case Analysis 100 Sunday midnight
Team Project - Worksheets 7 and 8 50 Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 6
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 13, 14 and 15
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting


Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers


Sunday midnight
Team Project - Worksheets 9 OR 10 (25 points) AND 12 (40 points) 65 Sunday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 7
Readings:

Textbooks
     Foley - Chapters 16,18, 19 and 23
     Travis - Chapters 3, 4 and 5
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting

  Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers

  Sunday midnight
Case Analysis. 100 Sunday midnight
Team Project - Begin putting the plan together per criteria in the Course Overview    
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

Week 8
Readings:

Textbooks:
     Foley - Chapters 17, 20, 21 and 22
     Travis - Chapters 6, 7 and 8
Weekly Lecture and Handouts

Assignments: Points Due

Discussion Questions 40

     Initial Posting

  Thursday midnight

     Response to two peers

  Sunday midnight
Team Project - Plan completed per criteria 40 Thursday midnight
Journal Posting 15 No earlier than Friday evening and no later than Sunday midnight

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22

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.

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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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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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Last Updated:10/6/2012 12:35:45 AM