BUSX460 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Syllabus and Schedule Summer 2011 Vietnam
To apply your business knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) through professional responsibilities in
employment, internship, service learning or comparable experience.
This class brings together business
knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a work-based seminar setting.
Completion of 90 credits, including 18 CBE upper-level credits: BUSX (CBEC) 301, FIN 331, MNGT 361, and
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,
Dr. Stephen R. Covey and selected handouts, websites and
discussion groups from the instructor
Course Purpose and Objectives
BUSX 460 integrates practical work experience with a directed, reflective, academic component to help you
develop personal, professional and academic competencies.
You will use the workplace as a starting point
for study; however, you will need to go beyond
the common experiences of an employee.
thinking, reflection, and theoretical and/or conceptual exploration supplement your work experience, through
seven seminars, to help you develop workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA’s).
A primary and fundamental objective of the course is to help you develop the competency of self-directed
This will likely be a very different learning experience than what you have encountered thus far in
your educational career. This course will require substantial self-directed discipline since you will be managing
your own learning experience. If you do your job well, you will be better prepared for the workplace.
In summary, after this course, you should be able to
Use the Stephen Covey
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
as an initial framework for self-assessment of
your own performance and your strengths and weaknesses.
Use disciplined reflection to learn from the challenges of the work experience.
Identify and work with a mentor to learn in the work environment.
Apply problem solving and project management techniques to the practical requirements of the work
Develop and strengthen a skill foundation essential to work effectively in the work place (Refer to the
KSA’s in the CBE Profile of a Graduate).
Identify career goals and develop steps toward achieving those goals.
Learning happens through mixing theory and practice, reflection and action, observation and interaction.
Experience plus reflection equals learning. This is experiential learning, which means that you are in charge of
Professional Experience Course - BUSX 460