MG 495 Business Policy
S2R 2013 SC
Williams, Michael K.
D.MGT – Doctor of ManagementMA – Information Technology ManagementPMP - Project Management Professional
Scott AFB, IL
Before and after class and by appointment
3/18/2013 to 5/12/2013
M---W (Monday & Wednesday)
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Strategic Management and Business Policy; 13th/E, 2011; Wheelen and Hunger; Prentice Hall; ISBN 10: 013215322X; ISBN 13: 9780-132153225
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Congratulations on taking Business Policy, which is the integrative capstone course for graduating business administration students. My philosophy is based on interactive student participation with the instructor facilitating the learning process. Communications is a vital skill whether in classroom or business settings so students will be expected to concentrate on effective oral and written communications. My goal is to link all of our real-world experiences to course content in order to accomplish learning outcomes.
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:
Weekly Class Discussion – 10% or 100 points
Mid-Term Examination – 15% or 150 points
Final Comprehensive Exam – 26% or 260 points
Case Study 1 – 15% or 150 points
Case Study 2 with Presentation – 20% or 200 points
Quizzes – 10% or 100 points
ETS Testing (if required) -- 4% or 40 points
900 - 1000 = A
800 - 899 = B
700 - 799 = C
600 - 699 = D
Below 600 = F
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.
MAKE-UP POLICY: The making up of a test or classroom presentations may be reassigned and will be discussed only at that time of need. It will be at the option of the instructor. Of major importance, however, is the student's classroom and work attitude. Missed exams, quizzes or testing must be made up immediately upon the return of the student to class during regular class hours. If you are planning on missing a test or presentation you must make the adjustment and get the instructor's approval before the missed date. Late homework, term papers or projects may not be accepted if the student has not made prior arrangements with the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of any emergencies that may require them to miss class or not turn in an assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Any disruption of the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated. Students are expected to show respect for each other.
Introductions – Syllabus Review
Case Study Handout
Case Study 1 Due at beginning of class
Mid Term Chapters 1-7
Introduction to Final Case Analysis (Ch 12)
Major Field Test
Case Study 2 & Presentations Posted to Week 8 Drop Box
Final Exam on all Chapters
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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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 .
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.
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