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DepartmentofBusiness BUS4250 BUSINESSPOLICYWinter2013

SECTIONS,INSTRUCTORANDCLASSDETAILS:

Dr.ErnaVanDuren(Office,MACS224;Phone52100,evandure@uoguelph.ca) Thursday11:30to2:20MacKinnonRoom231(Section4) Friday11:30to2:20MacKinnonRoom231(Section5) Officehours:Thursdays2:30p.m.to3:30p.m.butpleasemakeanappointmentviaemail Prof.KnutBrundtland(Office,MACS104;Phoneext.56890;kbrundtl@uoguelph.ca) Monday11:30to2:20MacKinnonRoom227(Section1) Wednesday11:30to2:20MacKinnonRoom231(Section3) Officehours:Wednesdays2:30p.m.3:30p.m.,butpleasemakeanappointmentviaemail Prof.ElliottCurrie(Office,J.D.McLachlan212,Phoneext.52762;ecurrie@uoguelph.ca) Tuesday11:30to2:20MacKinnonRoom225(Section2) Officehours:Mondays10:00a.m.to12:00p.m.

COURSEMATERIALS
TEXT:vanDuren,E.,Cox.M.ResponsibleLeadership&StrategicManagement,SecondCustom Edition,PublishedbyPearson,2010. 1) Pleaseensurethatyouhavereadyaccesstotheinternet,sinceyouwillrelyonitfor: AccesstotheCourselinksitewhichcontainsschedules,cases,assignments,teammembership information,andallothermaterialneededtocompletethecourse Researchfortheteamproject Accesstoyourxxxxxxxx@uoguelph.caemail 2) Onlyemailsoriginatingfromxxxxxxxx@uoguelph.caaccountswillbeansweredinthiscourse. 3) Normalturnaroundtimeforemailsis2436hoursonweekdaysand4860hoursonweekends. 4)

COURSEDESCRIPTIONANDLEARNINGOBJECTIVES
Inlate2012,theUniversityofGuelphadopteduniversitywidelearningoutcomesaimedat demonstratingandaccountingforstudentknowledgeandachievementbeyondtraditionalgrades.The fivelearningoutcomescriticalandcreativethinking,literacy,globalunderstanding,communication,
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andprofessionalandethicalbehaviorhavebeenintegratedwithlearningandbehaviorexpected from4thyearBachelorofCommercestudents. BusinessPolicy,alsocalledstrategicmanagement,isconcernedwiththedevelopmentonmanagement ofstrategyunderresponsibleleadershipinavarietyoforganizationsinthecontemporarycontext. Thecourseintegratestheoryandpracticeusingcases,organizationallybasedprojectsandclass discussionofthesecasesandprojects.Thisappliedlearningintegratescasedecisionmakingfor understandingtheinterplayofstrategicleadership,policyformulation,andstrategicmanagementin strategyimplementation.Thecontemporarycontextinvolvesprivatesector,publicsectorandsocial enterprise.ThecapstonecasecourseintheBachelorofCommerceprogrambuildsonandintegrates concepts,techniquesandtoolsofthepreviousthreeyearscourseofstudies.Assuchstudentsare expectedtobesufficientlyfamiliarwithmarketing,financialmanagement,operationsmanagement, economics,humanresourcesandgeneralbusinessconceptsasbackgroundpreparation.

LEARNINGOBJECTIVES
Uponsuccessfulcompletionofthiscourse,studentswillbeableto 1. Describeandassessthestrategiesofdifferenttypesoforganizationsinvariouscontexts 2. Applyconcepts,frameworksandtoolsinvolvedinstrategicmanagementinvarioustypesof organizationsandcontexts 3. Developworkandlearningobjectivesforasmallteam,andassessallmembersofthatteamon theirperformanceonthoseobjectives 4. Todevelopandpresentastrategicmanagementanalysisofanorganization Avarietyofindividualwork,teamworkandparticipationintheclassdiscussionofthatworkisusedto facilitatestudentsachievementoftheabovelearningobjectives.Specificexpectationsforeach assignmentwillbesummarizedinCourselink,butwillbediscussedinmoredetailduringclass.The gradesassignedtoeachcomponentofthecoursethatwillbeusedtoevaluatestudentsare summarizedbelow.

EVALUATIONANDORGANIZATION Component
StrategyAuditforCase#1andSeminarParticipation StrategyAuditforCase#2Audit,MemoandNegotiationParticipation Midterm(BasedonStrategyAuditsforCase#3and#4) TeamStrategyAnalysisandPresentation - Content(17.5%) - Presentation(17.5%)(NOTE5%Deductionpenaltyfornonsubmissionofhardcopyat beginningofclass) - TeamContractandPeerEvaluation(+/17.5%) FinalAssignment

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CLASSSCHEDULE(SECTION,DAYANDLOCATION)
1 2 Week/ ClassDay Jan.711 1:Monday 2:Tuesday Introduction TML:Class Discussion Odd#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Even#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Odd#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Even#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree 3:Wednesday Introduction TML:Class Discussion Odd#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Even#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Odd#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Even#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree READINGWEEK Feb26:Midterm 5:30to7:00 TeamProject Discussion TeamProject Discussion 4:Thursday Introduction TML:Class Discussion Odd#Teams SeminarwithYMCA Case Even#Teams SeminarwithYMCA Case Odd#Teams NegotiationNestle Rowntree Even#Teams NegotiationNestle Rowntree 5:Friday Introduction TML:Class Discussion Odd#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Even#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Odd#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Even#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Introduction Jan.1418 TML:Class Discussion Jan.2125 Odd#Teams Seminarwith YMCACase Jan.28 Even#Teams Feb.1 Seminarwith YMCACase Feb.48 Odd#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Feb.1115 Even#Teams Negotiation NestleRowntree Feb.1822 Feb.25 March1

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March48 TeamProject TeamProject TeamProject Consultationwith Discussion Discussion Discussion Instructor March11 Consultationwith Consultationwith Consultationwith Consultationwith PresentationDay 15 Instructor Instructor Instructor Instructor 1 March18 PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay1 PresentationDay 22 1 1 1 2 March25 PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay2 GoodFriday 29 2 2 2 April15 PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay PresentationDay3 PresentationDay 3 3 3 3 Studentsshouldensurethattheyhaveallpresentationdaysavailablesincetheorderofpresentationswillbe determinedaftercourseenrolmentshavebeenfinalized.


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SOMEIMPORTANTPOLICIES
1) Unlessyouhavediscussedanextensionwellaheadoftheduedate,latepenaltiesof5%/earnedgrade/day (excludingweekends)willbeassigned. 2) Medicalnotesmayberequiredformissingaformalpresentation.Otherwise,weexpect4thyearstudentsto usegoodjudgment. 3) Pleasekeepcopiesofallyourgradedandreturnedwork. 4) IfyouareregisteredwiththeCentreforStudentswithDisabilitiesandwillrequiresomeformof accommodationinthecompletionoftherequiredlearningactivitiesforthiscourse,pleasemeetwithus duringthefirstweekofclasses.

UNIVERSITYPOLICIESANDREGULATIONS: AllstudentsareexpectedtoabidebytheUniversitys
academicregulationsinthecompletionoftheirwork,assetoutintheundergraduatecalendar(see http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/index.shtml).Someregulationsare highlightedbelow:

ACADEMICMISCONDUCT: TheUniversityofGuelphiscommittedtoupholdingthehigheststandardsof
academicintegrityanddirectsallmembersoftheUniversitycommunityfaculty,staffandstudentstobe awareofwhatconstitutesacademicmisconductandtodoasmuchaspossibletopreventacademicoffences fromoccurring.TheUniversityofGuelphtakesaseriousviewofacademicmisconductanditisyour responsibilityasastudenttobeawareofandtoabidebytheUniversityspolicy.Includedinthedefinitionof academicmisconductaresuchactivitiesascheatingonexaminations,plagiarism,misrepresentation,and submittingthesamematerialintwodifferentcourseswithoutwrittenpermission.Tobetterunderstandyour responsibilities,readtheUndergraduateCalendarat: http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08amisconduct.shtmlYouarealso advisedtomakeuseoftheresourcesavailablethroughtheLearningCommons (http://www.learningcommons.uoguelph.ca/)andtodiscussanyquestionsyoumayhavewithyourcourse instructor,AcademicAdvisororAcademicCounselor. Studentsshouldbeawarethatfacultyhastherighttousesoftwaretoaidinthedetectionofplagiarismor copyingandtoexaminestudentsorallyonsubmittedwork.Forstudentsfoundguiltyofacademicmisconduct, seriouspenalties,uptoandincludingsuspensionorexpulsionfromtheUniversitycanbeimposed.

ACADEMICCONSIDERATION :Studentswhofindthemselvesunabletomeetcourserequirementsbythe deadlineorcriteriaexpectedbecauseofmedical,psychologicalorcompassionatecircumstancesbeyondtheir control,shouldreviewtheregulationsonAcademicConsiderationintheUndergraduateCalendar (http://www.uoguelph.ca/undergrad_calendar/c08/c08ac.shtml)anddiscusstheirsituationwiththeinstructor, ProgramCounselororAcademicAdvisorasappropriate. RELIGIOUSHOLIDAYS: Shouldastudentneedtomissscheduledtests,midtermexaminations,final examinations,orrequirementstoattendclassesandparticipateinlaboratoriesforreligiousreasons,please advisetheinstructorwithintwoweeksofthedistributionofthiscourseoutlinesothatalternatearrangements canbemade.Forfurtherinformationsee http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08accomrelig.shtml

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