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Syllabus-Summer 10

Syllabus-Summer 10 - STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT...

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT COURSE OUTLINE MGT 401 Michael J. Lombardo Summer 2010 Office Hours: Before class Class Meetings: Phone: 645-3290 (secretary) 6:30 – 9:40 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays e-mail: [email protected] Room: Jacobs 112 PUBLIC POLICY LAW AND MANAGEMENT Description This course will introduce the student to the legal system and the legal environment in which business organizations operate, including 1the regulatory and policy implications of the interaction between government and private business entities . The course will include a discussion of various legal principals, business organizations and the role of government in regulating business conduct, as well as the role of ethics in business decision-making and the distinction between ethical and legal constraints. Organization This is a lecture-problem solving-discussion course in which topics are presented by the instructor and legal principals are applied based upon various factual situations presented. At most class meetings, students will be responsible for submitting, for a grade, work sheet assignments to be completed outside of class. Assignments will require the student to identify and apply legal principals based upon the facts presented. Assignments will be reviewed and discussed in class. In addition, there will be three (3) tests and two (2) short essay analysis assignments given during the semester. Course Objectives 1. To introduce the student to the legal system. 2. To introduce the student to select legal principles and ethics impacting business. 3. To provide the student with the opportunity to develop basic skills in identifying and applying legal principals to factual situations. 1
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Grading Grades are earned, not given. Grading will be based upon three (3) tests, two (2) short essay analysis assignments, homework assignments, and class participation. The weight given to each is set forth below. The University's system of + and - grades will be utilized. Grades will be calculated as follows: Tests (as set forth below) 65% Short Essay Assignments (2) 16% Homework Assignments 9% Class participation 10% Total 100% Grades for each assignment and test can be tracked on UB Learns. Your final letter grade for the course is calculated by taking the total points earned in each category and applying the applicable weights allocated to each as set forth above. The grading scale based on weighted points is usually as follows: Numerical Course Average Grade 95 – 100 = A 90 – 94.9 = A- 87 – 89.9 = B+ 83 – 86.9 = B 80 – 82.9 = B- 77 – 79.9 = C+ 73 – 76.9 = C 70 – 72.9 = C- 65 – 69.9 = D+ 60 – 64.9 = D Less than 60 = F I may, but typically do not, vary from this table. 2
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Tests Tests are based upon the readings (text and outlines), lectures and class discussions. Tests are generally given at the beginning of class. The amount of time given to complete a test will be announced in class prior to the date a test is given.
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