MBA 655 Entrepreneurship & Small Bus Mgt
S1P 2013 MBD
Mayer, Robert Dunbar
Adjunct Instructor/School Of Business
MA Goddard CollegeBA Bethel College
Schedule with Instructor
January 16-March 6, 2013
5:30 - 9:50 PM
MG352 or equivalent approved by Program Director
Scarborough, N.M. & Zimmerer, T.W. (2012). Effective Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach (10th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN # 978-0-13-215746-9
Additional Entrepreneurial Reference Materials will be used as Business Week magazine, or various other Business periodicals.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, powerpoint presentations, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator 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
This course will be taught as a directed study with discussions, writings and research and a final project. The text Effective Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach by Norman M. Scarborough will be utilized for the core of the independent study and research.
Class Assessment of the student will be as follows:
Three meetings with the Instructor, discussion, readings, written materials.
Class I, will consist of up to 33 points for discussion; 50 points for 4 pages of Business Plan concept and brief outline.
Class II, will consist of 33 points for discussion; 100 points for draft written Business Plan.
Class III and Final will consist of 34 points of discussion, and 200 points of Final written Business Plan, complete with Bibliography. The Final Presentation will be a minimum of 15 pages, with at least 2 pages Bibliography. Consist of at least 17 pages total. Power point presentation will contain at least minimum of 10-12 slides with Bibliography included.
Class Participation Points: 100 points total/33 points per class (except last class - 34 points). 20% of grade.
Class I - 4 pages Business outline: 50 points. 10% of grade.
Class II - Draft Business Plan: 100 points. 20% of grade.
Class III - Final Total Business Plan Presentation: 250 points which includes final powerpoint presentation. Powerpoint presentation is 50 points; Final Business Plan research paper counts as 200 points. 50% of grade.
90% or more
500 - 420
89% to 80%
419 - 350
79% to 70%
349 - 285
69% to 60%
284 - 200
Less than 59%
199 - 0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no late assignments as general rule. With sufficient notice by the student, instructor may consider an exception due to very special circumstances, ie, death of family member, sickness. All work will be completed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times in the classroom. Cellphones will be turned off during the class time. Instructor and students will conduct their work and discussions in a positive manner.
Pre-Course Assignment: Read The Effective Small Business Management textbook sections 1 and 2. Be prepared to discuss in the first class. Also familiarize yourself with complete textbook sections, and be prepared to identify a Business Plan for a business that you have been wanting to/or considering developing. Bring 4 pages concept idea to Class 1.
This will be typed with references and proper footnotes.
Class I – January 16th, 2013
Discuss first 2 sections of textbook; present 4 pages concept idea.
Homework: Read sections 3 - 6 of textbook. Be prepared to discuss in class 2. Bring the first draft six sections of your Business Plan which are outlined in textbook. Be prepared to present and discuss.
Class II – February 13th , 2013 (tentative)
Discuss section 3-6 of textbook. Be prepared to discuss and bring section 3 - 6 of your Business Plan to present.
Homework: Read Sections 7 to 9. Finish Business Plan.
Class 3 – March 6th , 2013 (tentative)
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