MBA 670 Special Topics in Business
UMP 2012 MB
Mayer, Robert D.
Adjunct Professor, School of Business
MA Goddard CollegeBA Bethel College
May 14-May 28
6:00- 9:50 PM
MG620 or equivalent approved by Program Director(formerly MG 670)
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MBA 670 Special Topics in Business: In this course, current topics in business will be extensively discussed and researched. These may include business ethics,labor relations, financial planning or any of a wide variety of subjects in the business curriculum.For example: Entrepreneurial Research,Entrepreneurial Education,Entrepreneurial Investments. Prerequisite: MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 670)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Three meetings with the instructor, discussion, reading, materials- 50 points per class/ 150 points total.
Case Study of selected entrepreneurial company consisting of 10 pages with bibliography of 10 references- 150 points.
Draft Executive summary and research findings/bibliography consisting of 5 pages- 25 points.
Final Independent Research Paper, consisting of minimum of 15 pages, with minimum of 14 approved references- 125 points.
Final PowerPoint Presentation to Instructor- 50 points.
Total of 500 points.
A 90% or more 500-430
B 89% to 80% 429-350
C 79% to 70% 349-285
D 69% to 60% 284-200
F less than 59% 199-0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Casual business dress at a minimum, and cell phones WILL BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS
Pre-assignments- read the first four chapters of The Silver Lining by Scott Anthony.
Class 1- Monday,May 14th, 2012,6pm- Reading and discussion of the first four chapters. Discuss of entrepreneurial research. Assignment for next class: Complete reading The Silver Lining and begin research. Prepare a case study of selected entrepreneurial company. This will need to be at least 10 pages, with Bibliography. Prepare a draft executive summary of final research paper. (Approximately 5 pages)
Class 2- Thursday,May 17th, 2012- Discuss rest of book, The Silver Lining. Present the Case Study and discuss. Review the draft executive summary and research findings. Prepare for final presentation.
Class 3- Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012- Do PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and hand in final research paper.
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