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MBA 675 Entrepreneurship Seminar
Mayer, Robert Dunbar


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 675 Entrepreneurship Seminar

Semester

S2P 2013 MBD

Faculty

Mayer, Robert Dunbar

Title

Adjunct Instructor, School Of Business

Degrees/Certificates

MA Goddard College
BA Bethel College

Office Location

By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816-561-5144

Other Phone

816-309-8250

E-Mail

356986@park.edu

mrcapital@planetkc.com

Semester Dates

March 19th - May 7th, 2013

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times

Scott D. Anthony (You do not need to purchase this text, however, we will discuss some of the innovation chapters in this text). If you wish to purchase, you may do so online via Amazon, Half Price Books. com, or Barnes and Noble.
You may wish to have this book in your Business Collection.

Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 978-1-4221-3901

Copyright 2009
 
REQUIRED TEXT TO PURCHASE,BORROW, ETC.
 Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Simon Down
 
Sage Publications,2010
ISBN: 978 -1412910125
 
You can purchase on line via Sage Publications, and/or check Park University Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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 helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
MBA 675 Entrepreneurship Seminar: This is a capstone course for entrepreneurial and small business management. It assists students in investigating crucial facets of self employment ventures. The course materials deal with the acquisition and development of resources at each level in the entrepreneurial process, from identification of opportunity to harvesting. Thus, students are asked to develop a business plan for testing the most critical aspects of establishing and maintaining an enterprise. Students own skills and interests are assessed and compared with successful entrepreneurial profiles. Case analysis and classroom discussions are the delivery modes used to deal with a variety of problems at different levels of a new venture. Prerequisite: MG 352 or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 675)

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, research projects, 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

  1. Explain the challenge of new-venture start-ups.
  2. Present critical factors involved in new-venture development.
  3. Examine why new ventures fail.
  4. Explain certain factors that underlie venture success.
  5. Demonstrate the evaluation process methods: profile analysis, feasibility criteria approach, and comprehensive feasibility approach.
  6. Present a complete outline of an effective business plan and a discussion of each segment.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

This course will be taught as an independent study with discussion and a research project.

Please read the week of March 18 and 25th the following text , and be familiar with Enterprise,Entrepreneurship and Small Business  by Simon Down, Sage Publications
 
The text The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times by Scott Anthony will also be utilized in  the independent study and research.

Class Assessment of the student will be as follows:

Three meetings with the instructor, discussion, reading, materials- 50 points per class/ 150 points total.

 

Case Study of selected entrepreneurial company consisting of 8 pages with bibliography of 8 references- 150 points.

 

Draft Executive summary and research findings/bibliography consisting of 4 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.

Grading:

  
     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

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:
  Casual business dress at a minimum, and cell phones WILL BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Pre-Assignments: The week of March 18th and 25th read the book, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Small Business
by Simon Downs. Also review The Silver Lining, An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times by Scott D. Anthony
Read/ review Chapters 1 and 7. Send email to Professor Mayer by Friday, March 29th, no later than 5pm,
that summarizes comments you have on both texts read and reviewed. This email will be counted as points in class participation of Class 1. Start now to identify both your case study, due April 23rd, and your Final Research Topic related to a entrepreneurship enterprise you select (Due May 7th). I will approve your selected topics in our first class.

Class 1- April 2, 2013, 6PM- Discussion of Simon Down book on Enterprise,et al  . Discussion of entrepreneurial research. Assignment for next class: Complete reading both texts and begin research. Prepare a case study of selected entrepreneurial company. This will need to be at least 8 pages, with Bibliography. Prepare a draft executive summary of final research paper, which includes draft Bibliography (Approximately 4 pages).

Class 2- April 23, 2013,6PM- Discussion of the 2 texts. Present the Case Study and discuss. Review the draft executive summary and research findings. Prepare for final presentation.

Class 3- May 7th 2013,6PM- Do PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and hand in final research paper.

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.

Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21


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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