Read all assigned chapters for the week prior to completing any discussions or quizzes.
There will be one graded discussion question each week which includes an original posting and response. You are expected to respond to at least one other student with constructive commentary to earn your response points, except in Week 8 when only an original post is required. Each discussion question is worth 10 or 15 points with 2 points for the response. Please review the Schedule of Due Dates above for weekly scoring. Your original post and response are due by Sunday at 11:59pm CT except for Week 8 when it will be due Saturday.
Detailed directions for all discussions are available in the Content area of the course. You must review this information in order to accurately complete the assignment. If you have questions about an assignment, please post your question/problem under the General Discussions topic in the Discussions area. Assignments must be posted in the body of the message box, not as an attachment. Discussion postings submitted as attachments will receive zero credit. Please review the Discussions Expectations page in the Content area before posting your Week 1 assignment.
Interactive Case Studies
Each week you will complete one or more interactive case studies on the WileyPlus website. In all cases, you will complete the interactive case through the page on which you see the correct answers to the Yes or No questions. There is no need to complete the entire case. The last page you need to review is the one that includes a “Give a Conclusion” button. Questions from the Interactive Case Studies will be included in the weekly quizzes.
You will complete a quiz every week. Each quiz is worth 50 points and will consist of multiple choice questions covering the assigned chapters and true/false questions covering the Interactive Case Studies. You will have one timed attempt of 40 minutes. Each quiz is worth 50 points which in total will account for 76% of your final grade. You should not approach these quizzes lightly. Not completing one quiz will lower your final grade by approximately one letter grade. Quizzes may not be made-up. Due date extensions must be requested on or prior to an assignment’s due date. Since the required text includes an ebook, no due date extensions will be available due to lack of a textbook. Quizzes become available at 12:01 am on the Wednesday before the due date. Quizzes must be completed by the following Sunday, no later than midnight, Central Time. The Week 8 Quiz is due Saturday at midnight, Central Time.
The best way to prepare for the weekly quizzes is to use the study tools located in the Read, Study, & Practice area on WileyPlus. My favorite tools include the Chapter Review, the Chapter Practice (quiz), the Flash Cards and the Crossword Puzzles which are located under Interactive Media, and Orion. Orion is an adaptive practice tool that will guide your study by determining what you know well and what you need to spend more time studying.
Quiz questions will require students to understand, apply, and analyze concepts relating to the principles and practices of business. You should know the material thoroughly. Although you will have the use of the text, you will have very little time to use it. Quizzes are designed to be taken closed-book, you should prepare accordingly.
Business Administration Basic Exam
The Business Administration Basic Exam is one of the ways in which the Business Administration Department assesses student learning outcomes. The exam is given at the beginning, the middle, and the end of the program and is designed to measure the proficiency of Business Administration students as they move through the program.
Completion of the exam is a mandatory activity in MGMT 150, MKTG 310, and MGMT 479. Only in MGMT 479 is the exam a graded activity.
The exam contains 75 multiple choice questions. You will have 90 minutes to complete it. The exam is not proctored. You will likely need a calculator.
If you decide to wait until the end of Week 2 to take the assessment exam, be sure to allow enough time to take it and still meet the Sunday evening deadline for Quiz #2.
There is no need to study for it, but we do ask that you make a thoughtful effort as its results will be used to improve the coursework in the Business Administration program.
Although you will not see which questions you answered correctly or incorrectly, you will see your final score.
The exam is located under the Quizzes tab. It does not count toward your grade.
There is no opportunity to earn extra credit in this course.
- All communication in this course is formal. Formal rules of English, including punctuation, capitalization, and grammar, apply to all submissions, including email.
- Class participants will observe the rules of internet etiquette.
- The General Discussions link is the preferred method of communication.It should be used to ask questions about assignments.
- Email should be used for questions relating to quiz questions and grading.
Guidelines on plagiarism are presented in the Plagiarism Tutorial on the class web site, which is available under the Content tab.
There is also an optional, not for credit quiz over the tutorial under the Quizzes link.