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CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA College of Business Administration Graduate Business Administration Program BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS GBA 683/684 Winter 2005 Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:50 pm/By Appointment Location: Bldg. 6-107 Professor: Dr. Sijun Wang Office: Bldg. 94-237 Office Hours: TR 12:00 - 2:00 pm; Fri. 12:00 - 1:00 pm; and by appointment Telephone: (909) 869-3922 E-mail: COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION—GBA683: Identification and investigation of business problems. Stating hypotheses, problem statements, defining and collecting data, and selecting appropriate analysis techniques. Examination of types of business research (ex post facto, laboratory, field, delphi or survey) and limitations for inference. 3 lecture/problem-solving. Concurrent enrollment in GBA 684 is required. Unconditional standing required. ***Prerequisite: Completion of all MBA prerequisite courses and microcomputer proficiency. COURSE DESCRIPTION—GBA684: Development of hypotheses, problem statement, and bibliography for business problems under the direction of a faculty member. 1 supervision. Concurrent enrollment in GBA 683 is required. Unconditional standing required. TEXTS : Required: 1. Zikmund, William G., Business Research Methods , Seventh Edition, Dryden Press, New York, New York, 2003. Recommended: 2. Leedy, Paul D., and Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis, Practical Research: Planning and Design , Eighth Edition, Merrill/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2005. 3. Pyrczak, Fred, and Bruce, Randall R., Writing Empirical Research Reports , Fourth Edition, Pyrczak Publishing, Los Angeles, 2003.
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GRADING POLICY : For the GBA 683 component of the course: 1. The weekly graded assignments (done in teams; see below for details) from Zikmund count for 80% of the total grade. 2. Class participation is required and assigned. Class participation counts for 20% of the total grade. 3.
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