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									                           San José State University

                          School: San José State University
                           Department: College of Business
                               Course Number: Bus 162
                 Title: International and Comparative Management
                                       Section: 1
                                   Semester: Spring
                                       Year: 2011
                                  Isabelle Lescent-Giles
Instructor:
                                  BT 365
Office Location:
                                  (408) 924-3599 (please do not leave message, use email instead)
Telephone:
                                  Use class email: ilescentgiles.sjsu@gmail.com
Email:
                                  and for students not yet registered isabelle.lescent-giles@sjsu.edu;
                                  MW 9.20-10.20 ; 14.50-15.50 and by appointment
Office Hours:
                                  MW 13.30-14.45
Class Days/Time:

                                  BBC 220
Classroom:
                                  Through class email; do not leave a message on office phone number
Preferred contact:


Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional)
A copy of the syllabus may be found on my faculty web page at www.cob.sjsu.edu/lescent_i
accessible through the faculty home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with
the messaging system through MySJSU and for communicating a valid email through
mySJSU from the beginning of the course.




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Course Description




Management functions and practices in an international context; comparison of management and
business practices from various political and cultural perspectives; emphasis on what managers need
to be aware of in order to perform in the international environment.


Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives
The objectives of the course are to
1. Develop an understanding of
            a. The issues and challenges of managing a multinational enterprise
            b. The impact of culture on management practices and staff behaviour, mental
               frameworks, aspirations and expectations around the world
            c. The available tools to successfully manage across cultures
2. Build skills and competencies in working in multicultural environments, contributing to and
   managing multicultural teams
3. Gain in-depth country expertise


Required Texts/Readings

Textbook

Textbook
Course package comprised of
David Thomas, Cross-cultural management: essential concepts, Sage, 2008
Carl Rodriguez, International Management: A cultural approach, Sage

Other Readings
All students must keep informed of current developments in global business by regular reading of the
reputable business press, in paper form or online. We strongly recommend:
For international business in general:
The Economist www.economist.com
Financial Times www.ft.com
New York Times: www.nytimes.com
BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business


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Forbes: www.forbes.com
Business Week: www.businessweek.com


For finance-related subjects: Wall Street Journal, www.wsj.com
For technology: Wired, www.wired.com,
                   San Jose Mercury www.mercurynews.com/business
For Silicon Valley news: http://www.siliconvalley.com (part of San José Mercury group)
For entrepreneurship, innovation and high-growth SMEs:
      Fast www.fastcompany.com,
      Inc http://www.inc.com/magazine
.Please note that news agencies such as Reuters and AP are the first to post news but do not provide
long analysis. Blogs and studies posted by consulting firms are very valuable too to help you think
through the arguments, but have a different agenda, with more emphasis on engaging readers into
discussion and attracting clients than mere fact analysis. They are not acceptable sources for the
articles handed in as extra credit

Other equipment / material requirements
4 scantron forms 882-E for exams




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Classroom and Assignment Protocol
Please refer to the college policies below for use of cell phone (banned at all times) and
computer/notebook use (encouraged, but solely for class purpose).
iPods and other MP3 players are banned at all times, including exams. All other electronic
devices, including but not restricted to, cell phones, notebooks and computers, as well as
books and notes, are banned too during exams, and only scantron, pencil and water are
allowed on the table. Bags must be left on the floor during exams. Failure to comply with
any of these policies during exams will result in a zero to the exam, no exception made. It is
essential to ensure fairness for all and cheating or attempt to cheat or disregard the rules
under any form will lead to a fail.
During class, students are expected to arrive on time and stay until the end; please let the
instructor know in advance if you need to miss class/arrive late/leave early for valid
professional or family reason. The instructor will make reasonable allowances for work-
related and family issues, BUT NEEDS TO BE TOLD IN ADVANCE THROUGH EMAIL.
Late arrival/early departure will only be allowed three times maximum. After this, you will
be asked to stay out of the classroom during the entire class time. Arriving late creates noise
and disruption and will not be tolerated out of consideration for your fellow classmates.


Exam protocol:
1. You will not be allowed late into the classroom, you must be in your seat before the exam
begins.
2. No leaving: if you leave the exam room you will not be readmitted. No leaving before the
beginning of the last hour of assigned time
3. No talking, texting, listening to any electronic device, including iPods, or instant messaging during
the exam. This will automatically be treated as cheating.
4. No copying from other students.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION PROTOCOL:

ALL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SENT THROUGH CLASS EMAIL
(bus187ilg@gmail.com) BY MIDNIGHT on the day they are due, and will be returned in the same
way. Please respect deadlines and communicate with the instructor BEFORE HAND if you have a
scheduling conflict with work/emergency. There will be no opportunity to make up the grade once
the deadline is passed.The file must be either a word document or a powerpoint document, saved as
indicated in the class agenda
For cases: NameCase_Spring11.doc (for example: LukoilCase_Fall11.doc)
Cases have to be submitted by midnight two days before the presentation
For country submission: Countryname_writtenreport_Spring11.ppt
All submissions must include on first page the name of all students contributing. Any omission
of names or failure to save the file under the required protocol will lead to zero. Time spent


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chasing students to figure out who contributed or who is the author of a paper wastes time that
could be better spent mentoring and helping students. Students absent from an oral
presentation or late will get zero, no matter how much they contributed beforehand.


Penalty for late work:
Any assignment submitted after the deadline will incur a penalty of one point for every half day
behind schedule.




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    Course schedule
    This schedule is subject to change with fair notice; any change will be announced in class and on
    desire to learn.
    ALL students are expected to read the relevant chapter in the textbook and the case study prior to
    EACH class. The quality of class interaction and learning experience is directly related to how
    many and how much students participate and shape the in-class discussion
    Regular work is essential to manage course load effectively. Leaving it all to the week prior to
    the midterms and final will not be effective to assimilate the information required. Please
    review students’ presentations, instructor’s slides, videos and articles after each class. In
    addition, students are strongly advised to use their work groups for support
    Issues will be explored through lectures, student presentations on case, class discussions, and team
    country project


C               Date                            Topics, Readings, Assignments, Deadlines

1       Wednesday 26th         Introduction to the course
        January                1. Course Presentation: aims, structure, expectations
                               2. Reviewing readings, assignments, grading, team projects review
                               3. Selecting countries for team born global project
                               Assignment:
                                   1. Student presentation forms with photo for 1 bonus point (to be sent
                                      by email by Saturday 28th midnight, save as word doc, save as :
                                      lastname_firstname_bus162_Spring11.doc
2       Monday 31th            Review of Rodrigues chapter 3: The global environment
        January                Assignments:
                               Teams 1-4 prepare questions 7,8,9, 22 in Rodrigues discussion questions
                               chapter 3, page 104
                               Teams 5-9 prepare the 5 questions in Rodrigues, chapter 3, page 106-107
                               The Pepsi Case
                               One team will be quizzed on each question at random

3       Wednesday 2nd          Key learning points for Rodrigues, Chapter 4, International swot
        February               analysis
                               Assignment: All teams bring SWOT analysis of their assigned country, 4
                               slides, Strenths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats in the global
                               competition, 3 will present at random
                               Academic paper presentation 30 mn (6 mn per student + Q&A)
                               Student 1


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                           Student 2

4       Monday 7th         Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (Rodrigues chapter 2)
        February           All team prepare 5 mn presentation on the extent of corruption and bribery in
                           their country, 3 will present at random
                           Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                           Student 3
                           Student 4

5       Wednesday 9th      Internationalization strategies (Rodrigues chapter 5)
        February           All teams prepare 5 mn presentation on the global presence of their assigned
                           company (in terms of sales, production and sourcing), with one story of a
                           country where it has been successful and one country where it has failed, and
                           why, 3 will present at random
                           Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                           Student 5
                           Student 6

6       Monday 14th        Midterm 1: review Rodrigues chapters 3,2,5 and your notes of student
        February           presentations on academic paper
7       Wednesday 16th     Review of Thomas’s chapter 2 and 3: describing and comparing culture
        February           All teams bring notes on Hofstede’s scores on 5 dimension for their country
                           + one page comments on what it means for foreign companies moving into
                           the country
                           3 pools: compare with the other two teams on 5 dimensions; draw
                           conclusion and present to the class
                           No grading but any team which fails to hand in its score sheet with all
                           dimensions and comments at the end of the class will lose 2 points
                           Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                           Student 7
                           Student 8
8       Monday 21st        Review of David Thomas, chapter 4: how culture works
        February           Assignment:
                           Fill in and bring to class personal cultural survey and write one page on
                           lessons learnt on personal cultural identities; hand it in for grading at the end
                           of the class
                           Students compare their findings within their teams; each team debriefs for 2
                           mn: differences surfaced, lessons learnt, how to handle it for effective team
                           work
                           Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                           Student 9


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                           Student 10

9       Wednesday 23rd     Review of Thomas, chapter 10: The challenge of international
        February           assignments
                               1. Assignment
                               Teams 1-4 brings a 7 mn video interview of an manager that worked as
                               an expatriate in their country, or a manager/worker from their country
                               that is currently working in Silicon Valley
                               Video presentation and class discussion; all videos to be submitted by
                               Monday 21st February through a link on youtube

10      Monday 28th        Review of Thomas, chapter 10: The challenge of international
        February           assignments
                               1. Assignment
                               Teams 5-9 brings a 7 mn video interview of an manager that worked as
                               an expatriate in their country, or a manager/worker from their country
                               that is currently working in Silicon Valley
                           Video presentation, class discussion and overall debriefing; all videos to be
                           submitted by Monday 21st February through a link on youtube

11      Wednesday 2nd      Review of Thomas, chapter 11
        March              Discussion of Carlos Ghosn Video
                           Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                           Student 11
                           Student 12

12      Monday 7th March   Application of chapters 10/11
                           The international staffing strategy of your assigned company: bring 3/4
                           slides for a 5 mn team presentation ; all teams present
                           Debriefing: commonalities and differences


13      Wednesday 9th      Academic paper presentation: all-round session on international staffing
        March              strategy
                           Student 13
                           Student 14
                           Student 15
                           Student 16
                           Student 17

14      Monday 14th M      Midterm 2: revise all chapters covered including notes from academic papers
15      Wednesday 16th     Review of Thomas, chapter 5: the manager as decision-maker
        March              Teams 1-3 Evaluate a decision by your company to move into a new country


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                         (sales, production, supply): when and why did they decide to do so? How did
                         they implement it? Evaluate their degree of success
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 18
                         Student 19

16   Monday 21rd March   Tam case: introduction and team discussion
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 26
                         Student 27


17   Wednesday 23rd      No class due to Haas innovation conference at Berkeley
     March               Use class time to discuss and work on your Tam presentation

18   Monday 28 and       Spring recess
     Wednesday 30th
     March
19   Monday 4th April    27Review of Thomas, chapter 6 and Rodrigues chapter 10: the manager
                         as negotiator
                         Team 4: Report on how to negotiate successfully in Mexico; give one
                         concrete example
                         Team 5: Report on how to negotiate successfully in Japan; give one concrete
                         example
                         Team 6: Report on how to resolve business conflict in China, give one
                         concrete example
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 20
                         Student 21


20   Wednesday 6th       Review of Thomas, chapter 7 and Rodrigues, chapter 12: the manager
     April               as leader
                         Team 7 reports on 12-2: Managers in the People’s Republic of China
                         Team 8 reports on 12-3 + 12-4: Motivation in Japan
                         Team 9 reports on 12-6: HRM in Russia
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 22
                         Student 23




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21   Monday 11th April   Review of Thomas chapter 8: the challenge of multicultural work
                         groups
                         Class discussion
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 24
                         Student 25

22   Wednesday 13th      Review of Thomas, chapter 9 and Rodriguez chapter 13: the challenge
     April               of international organizations: culture and structure
                         General discussion
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 28
                         Student 29
23   Monday 18th April   Midterm 3: Review all chapters including notes from academic papers

24   Wednesday 20th      Tam case:
     April               Each team presents one question
                         Teams 6-9 + debrief Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 30
                         Student 31

25   Monday 25th April   Tam Case
                         Each team presents one question
                         Teams 6-9 + debrief Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Academic paper presentation 30 mn
                         Student 32
                         Student 33

26   Wednesday 27th      Academic paper presentation: new emerging markets
     April               Student 34
                         Student 35
                         Student 36
                         Student 37
                         Student 38

27   Monday 2nd May      Academic paper presentation: new emerging markets
                         Student 39
                         Student 40



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                         Student 41
                         Student 42
                         Student 43

28   Wednesday 4th May   Free time to work on the presentation
29   Monday 9th May       Final presentation: how should my company grow its sales, operations
                         and workforce in my country teams 1-3, 15 mn each
                         Production
                         Marketing and sales
                         Worforce management
                         Choose another emerging market that is the most promising and present a
                         marketing plan
                         Academic paper presentation:
                         student 44

30   Wednesday 11th      Final presentation: how should my company grow its sales in my
     May                 country teams 4-6
                         Academic paper presentation: student 45

29   Monday 16th May     Final presentation: how should my company grow its sales in my
                         country teams 7-9
                         Debrief

     Final exam           Thursday, May 19                   1215-1430




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Assignments and Grading Policy
Students are responsible for reading the entire textbook. They are also expected to read all discussed
cases and be ready when called for comments/discussion over the course of the semester.
Assignments are aimed at evaluating students’ understanding of key concepts (exams, cases,
reading notes), analytical skills (case studies and country reports), problem solving skills
(presentation and discussion of case studies), oral and written presentation skills (case studies,
country reports and sales pitch and team building and management skills (country reports, sales
pitch, cases)
Students will be evaluated on a mix of individual assignments/exams


Grading (100%, 100 points total, each point awarded = 1%):


    1. Team work: 40%
            a.     Presentation of 1 question on global environment : 2%
            b.     Presentation during sessions 3-5 : 2%
            c.     Impact of cultural differences for their team work : 2%
            d.     Video interview of manager in session 9/10 : 10%
            e.     International staffing strategy of company : 2%
            f.     Presentation session 15-17 : 2%
            g.     Tam case: 5%
            h.     Final presentation of marketing plan: 15%

    2. Individual work: 25%
            a.     academic paper presentation (6/7 mn) and Q&A: 10%
            b.     Cultural survey: 3%
            c.     Contribution to class discussion assessed by instructor : 6%
            d.     Contribution to team work assessed by team mates and instructor: 6%


    3. Exams: 35%
            a.     3 midterms: 10% each, lowest score of the three will be dropped; no make up
                 exam, students missing one exam will have to rely on the other two
            b.     Final exam: 15%




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Assessing Contribution to class discussion:
               assessed by the instructor. Under no circumstances will class attendance be
               substituted for participation and contribution
                 Contribution is assessed on how often you contributed to the class discussion, and
                 contribution on how pertinent your comments were to this discussion. Demands for
                 clarification and wrong answer are part of this process, but deliberate comments
                 with no relevance to class discussion, or asking questions that have just been
                 answered will not qualify as valuable contributions
                 6. Helping his/her team frame their work and discussion in classroom, and always
                 making pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that helped clarify
                 points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by bringing another
                 example or light to the discussed topic. Students are strongly encouraged to voice
                 their opinions and argue their points.
                 5: always making pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that helped
                 clarify points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by bringing
                 another example or light to the discussed topic. Students are strongly encouraged to
                 voice their opinions and argue their points.
                 4: often making pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that helped
                 clarify points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by bringing
                 another example or light to the discussed topic.
                 3: tried hard to make pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that
                 helped clarify points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by
                 bringing another example or light to the discussed topic, with some hits and misses
                 2. Occasional pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that helped
                 clarify points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by bringing
                 another example or light to the discussed topic, with some hits and misses
                 1. Rare pertinent and valuable interventions in the classroom, that helped clarify
                 points, unearth potential ambiguity in the message or contribute by bringing another
                 example or light to the discussed topic, with some hits and misses
                 0. 5 Added hardly any value to class discussion, and remained quiet during 99% of
                 class time, but without disturbing the learning experience of their fellow students
                 0.Added no value whatsoever to class discussion, and had a negative impact on the
                 learning experience of fellow students disturbing the class discussion, for example
                 but not exclusively, through lateness, noise, using facebook and tweeting,
                 repeatedly letting their cells ring etc.
To be absolutely clear, regular class attendance multiplies the student’s opportunity to
contribute to the class’s learning experience but cannot constitute in itself a basis for points.
This is against university policy.


Assessing team contribution: Based on an assessment sheet to be filled by all team members and
the instructor during the last week of class and handed in on the last day of instruction; failure to do
so in a timely manner by a student will result in him forefeiting the points that his team mates and
instructor awarded him for contribution to team work and projects. Assessment sheet available as of
now on D2L


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Grading Percentage Breakdown:
%                        Grade
T ≥94                    A
90≤ T <94                A-
87≤ T <90                B+
84≤ T <87                B
80 ≤ T <84               B-
77 ≤ T <80               C+
74 ≤ T <77               C
70 ≤ T <74               C-
67 ≤ T <70               D+
64 ≤ T <67               D
60 ≤ T <64               D-
T<60                     F


Students earn their grades. Failure to work regularly, attend class, hand in assignments on time
impact grades negatively. The course exam schedule allows students to work on 5 chapters at a time.
But it still requires regular work and trying to absorb all the material within 3 days will be highly
ineffective. It is best to stretch the work over a longer period of time, to allow for the material to be
absorbed and to ask for clarification.
Similarly, the assignment scheduled is in this syllabus and students will be assigned (bar drops and
adds) within the first week of class. It is then up to them to manage their workload within this course
and with regard to other courses and commitments, to get everything done in a timely fashion. There
will be no allowance for students who leave all their assignments to the last minute and realize in the
last week that they have several deliverables within a week.
The instructor strongly encourages students who struggle or have serious/bona fide issues such as
work conflicts or family imperatives to contact her, and will work with students to help them succeed
in the course, by establishing workplans, assigning them cases at times that allow them to go to work
trainings or deliver an important project, as long as students are responsible, let her know as soon as
possible (and in all cases before the assignment due date), work hard on their side and respect the
agreement reached with the instructor.


Students athletes are very welcome and the instructor will try her best to work with their
game and travel schedule, but it is up to them to introduce themselves at the beginning of
the course and email their schedule, so we can plan and assign accordingly and avoid
clashes as early as possible. Similarly, if their team does better than expected and goes to
the nationals or other events, it is up to them to let the instructor know as soon as they
hear, or even earlier if they anticipate this might become a reality, so we can find a
reasonable accommodation without disrupting teams and the class learning experience.
Leaving it to the last minute will lead to the loss of valuable points for missed assignments.

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Student Resources


Technology
Computer labs for student use are available in the Academic Success Center located on the
1st floor of Clark Hall and on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Additional computer labs
may be available in your department/college. Computers are also available in the Martin
Luther King Library.
A wide variety of audio-visual equipment is available for student checkout from Media
Services located in IRC 112. These items include digital and VHS camcorders, VHS and
Beta video players, 16 mm, slide, overhead, DVD, CD, and audiotape players, sound
systems, wireless microphones, projection screens and monitors.


Learning Assistance Resource Center
The Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) is located in Room 600 in the Student
Services Center. It is designed to assist students in the development of their full academic
potential and to motivate them to become self-directed learners. The center provides support
services, such as skills assessment, individual or group tutorials, subject advising,
learning assistance, summer academic preparation and basic skills development. The
LARC website is located at
http:/www.sjsu.edu/larc/


SJSU Writing Center
The SJSU Writing Center is located in Room 126 in Clark Hall. It is staffed by professional
instructors and upper-division or graduate-level writing specialists from each of the seven
SJSU colleges. Our writing specialists have met a rigorous GPA requirement, and they are
well trained to assist all students at all levels within all disciplines to become better writers.
The Writing Center website is located at
http://www.sjsu.edu/writingcenter/


Peer Mentor Center
The Peer Mentor Center is located on the 1st floor of Clark Hall in the Academic Success
Center. The Peer Mentor Center is staffed with Peer Mentors who excel in helping students
manage university life, tackling problems that range from academic challenges to
interpersonal struggles. On the road to graduation, Peer Mentors are navigators, offering
“roadside assistance” to peers who feel a bit lost or simply need help mapping out the
locations of campus resources. Peer Mentor services are free and available on a drop –in
basis, no reservation required. The Peer Mentor Center website is located at
http://www.sjsu.edu/muse/peermentor/ .


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University Policies

Academic integrity
Students should know the University’s Academic Integrity Policy that is available at
http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/download/judicial_affairs/Academic_Integrity_Policy_S07-2.pdf
Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State
University and the University’s integrity policy, require you to be honest in all your
academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of
Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The website for Student Conduct and Ethical
Development is available at
http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.html
Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on exams or plagiarism
(presenting the work of another as your own, or the use of another person’s ideas without
giving proper credit) will result in a failing grade and sanctions by the University. For this
class, all assignments are to be completed by the individual student unless otherwise
specified. If you would like to include in your assignment any material you have submitted,
or plan to submit for another class, please note that SJSU’s Academic Policy F06-1 requires
approval of instructors.

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to
make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an
appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential
Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must
register with the DRC (Disability Resource Center) to establish a record of their disability.


Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops,
academic renewal, etc. Information on add/drops are available at
http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/faq/index.htm#add
Information about late drop is available at
http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/. Students should be aware of the current
deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes.




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College of Business Program Goals:
I. Business Knowledge
         To understand the fundamental principles of essential business functions and the
          relationship of business to individuals, government, society, and other
          organizations
        To obtain specialized knowledge of a single business discipline or functional area
IIa. Business Skills - Communication, Leadership and Ethics
        To express ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively in oral and written
          communication
        To comprehend the challenges and opportunities of working effectively with
          other people in a diverse environment
        To demonstrate awareness of how ethical issues and responsibilities affect
          decisions and actions
IIb. Business Skills - Critical Thinking and Analysis
        To comprehend and critically evaluate information presented in written and
          numeric form
        To analyze complex, unstructured qualitative and quantitative problems, using
          appropriate tools and technology

Not all program learning goals are covered in every course.


College of Business Policies:

To ensure that every student, current and future, who takes courses in the Boccardo Business
Center has the opportunity to experience an environment that is safe, attractive, and
otherwise conducive to learning, the College of Business at San José State has established
the following policies:
Eating:
Eating and drinking (except water) are prohibited in the Boccardo Business Center. Students
with food will be asked to leave the building. Students who disrupt the course by eating and
do not leave the building will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University.
Cell Phones:
Students will turn their cell phones off or put them on vibrate mode while in class. They will
not answer their phones in class. Students whose phones disrupt the course and do not stop
when requested by the instructor will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the
University.
Computer Use:
In the classroom, faculty allow students to use computers only for class-related activities.


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These include activities such as taking notes on the lecture underway, following the lecture
on Web-based PowerPoint slides that the instructor has posted, and finding Web sites to
which the instructor directs students at the time of the lecture. Students who use their
computers for other activities or who abuse the equipment in any way, at a minimum, will
be asked to leave the class and will lose participation points for the day, and, at a maximum,
will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the University for disrupting the course.
(Such referral can lead to suspension from the University.) Students are urged to report to
their instructors computer use that they regard as inappropriate (i.e., used for activities that
are not class related).
Academic Honesty:
Faculty will make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct in their courses.
They will secure examinations and their answers so that students cannot have prior access to
them and proctor examinations to prevent students from copying or exchanging information.
They will be on the alert for plagiarism. Faculty will provide additional information, ideally
on the green sheet, about other unacceptable procedures in class work and examinations.
Students who are caught cheating will be reported to the Judicial Affairs Officer of the
University, as prescribed by Academic Senate Policy S04-12.




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