BUS 794 - Business Seminar
Syllabus
U6, 2003
St. Thomas University
Department of Business Administration

INSTRUCTOR:

    Dr. Raymond S. Kulzick
    St. Thomas University
    Department of Management - OMH
    Phone: 305-628-6624, 305-235-2154
    E-Mail: rkulzick@stu.edu, rkulzick@kulzick.com

COURSE OVERVIEW:

This is a core course in the cohort model M.B.A. program. It is both a content and process course. Process is a significant component of the course and participative instructional approaches are utilized extensively.

The major course objectives are:
    - Know the content as specified in the competencies.
    - Understand the role of business and management in society
    - Appreciate the practice of management - past, present, and future
    - Realize the role of theory, process and practice in management education
    - Become familiar with some of the important contemporary issues in business

TEXTS AND REQUIRED MATERIALS:

American Psychological Association (2001). Publication manual (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN 1-55798-790-4.

Brown, Tom, Crainer, Stuart, Dearlove, Des & Rodrigues, Jorge. (2002). Business Minds. London: Pearson Education (Prentice-Hall). ISBN 0-273-65660-0.

Gross, Daniel. (1996). Forbes Greatest Business Stories of all Time. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-19653-3.

Business Week subscription, handouts and supplementary materials.

WEB SITE:

Internet access is required. This is most convenient if from your home, however, the University does provide access to students from the University library. You are required to check my web site: pages.prodigy.net/rkulzick at least weekly for updates and further information regarding the course.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

General. Students are expected to come to each class with all assignments completed prior to the class beginning. Written assignments are to be submitted to the instructor at the beginning of the class. No assignment may be submitted after the class session for which it was assigned. Additional instructions for assignments are given in class.

YOU are responsible for monitoring your progress and dropping in a timely manner if appropriate. DROP DEADLINES ARE ENFORCED. All papers are to be typed, double-spaced, and in the A.P.A. style. They must exactly follow the prescribed format. It is recommended that students utilize a word processor and spelling checker. Poorly written papers and those with misspellings are not acceptable at the graduate level. Please do not use covers or binders; staple in the upper-left corner. Points will be deducted for improper style, grammar, references, or spelling.

Integrity. No professional can maintain credibility using another's work, whether that person be a fellow student or a published writer. All work is to be SOLELY and COMPLETELY done by the individual student. READ THE ATTACHED STATEMENT ON PLAGIARISM. A student whose paper is copied is equally at fault as those who do the copying. Keep your work confidential and to yourself! Not everyone is as honest as you are. Students should carefully read, understand and abide by the attached statement on plagiarism and the Graduate School Policy on Academic Conduct in the current catalog and student handbook.

Integrative Paper. An integrative paper is required for the course. This paper is an individual project which should demonstrate your understanding of a specific area of business or management and your ability to integrate this with the overall fields of business and management. Specific requirements will be provided in class. The paper should represent the highest quality work of each student.

Class Attendance & Participation. Attendance is required. This is a seminar. Participation is very important in this course. Every student is expected to participate and contribute to the group's learning experience in a consistent, accurate, and constructive manner. The quality demonstrated by the student in preparation for discussion will determine your participation grade. There is no credit for when you are absent (a zero). The lowest participation grade will be dropped.

Quizzes.  There will be at least one quiz every week. These will be short, specific, and timed. They will be drawn from all texts, theories, discussions, lecture, readings, and competencies. There are no makeups; if you miss one, it is a zero. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped in computing your final grade.

GRADING:

35%    Integrative paper
40%    Participation
25%    Quizzes

A = 93.0 - 100
A- = 90.0 - 92.9
B+ = 87.0 - 89.9
B = 83.0 - 86.9
B- = 80.0 - 82.9
C+ = 77.0 - 79.9
C = 73.0 - 76.9
C- = 70.0 - 72.9
D+ = 67.0 - 69.9
D = 60.0 - 66.9
F = 0 - 59.9

- 6/30/2003 -

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