This course introduces the concepts and complexities of the contemporary global business environment with an emphasis on global competitiveness and the main functional areas of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leadership. Topics include: origins of management, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, organization structure, strategy, and international management. A computer-assisted management simulation will be used. Lecture: 3 hrs.
POLICIES AND COURSE PRACTICES
Every effort will be made to manage the course as stated. However, adjustments may be necessary during the term at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will be advised, and alterations will be discussed prior to implementation in class and through an announcement on Blackboard.
• Students must submit assignments on time. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of 20%.Please note that late assignments will be accepted only up to 24 hours after the submission deadline.
• Students need to inform the instructor of any situation that arises during the semester that may have an adverse affect on their academic performance and request any necessary considerations according to the policies and well in advance (during the first two weeks of the class). Failure to do so will jeopardize any academic appeals. o Medical certificates –If a student is going to miss a deadline for an assignment, a test or an examination because of illness, he/she must submit a medical certificate (see www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/medical.pdf for the certificate) to the instructor within 3 working days of the missed assignment deadline, test or examination. o Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance – Requests for accommodation of specific religious or spiritual observance must be presented to the instructor no later than two weeks prior to the conflict in question (in the case of final examinations within two weeks of the release of the examination schedule). In extenuating circumstances this deadline may be extended. If the dates are not known well in advance because they are linked to other conditions, requests should be submitted as soon as possible in advance of the required observance. o Students with disabilities - In order to facilitate the academic success and access of students with disabilities, these students should register with the Access Centre www.ryerson.ca/accesscentre/. Before the first graded work is due, students should also inform their instructor through an “Accommodation Form for Professors” that they are registered with the Access Centre and what accommodations are required. o Re-grading or recalculation – These requests must be made to the instructor within 10 working days of the return of the graded assignment to the class. These are not grounds for appeal, but are matters for discussion between the student and the instructor.
• Other valid reasons must be approved by the instructor in advance. If you do not have a justifiable reason for an absence, you will not be given credit or marks for the work missed during that absence.
• For more detailed information on these issues, please refer to Pol#134 at http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol134-fall2009.pdf (Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals) and Pol#150 http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol150-fall2009.pdf (Accommodation of Student Religious Observance Obligations).
• Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and penalties range from zero in an assignment all the way to expulsion from the university. In any academic exercise, plagiarism occurs when one offers as one’s own work the words, data, ideas, arguments, calculations, designs or productions of another without appropriate attribution or when one allows one’s work to be copied. (See the Ryerson Library for APA style guide references: