MBA Career Course
Course: BUSI 211 Career Development
Term: Fall 2012
Location: Weber Hall 112
Time: Tuesdays, 10-11:30AM, 8/28 - 10/28/12
Instructor: Margaret Roberts
Office: Weber 206A
Office Hours: Thursdays, 9:30-11AM or by appointment
Course Summary: MBA students will be guided through a series of lectures, discussions, individual and group activities, role-plays and assignments which will polish your preparation for the professional world, prepare you for interviews and negotiating offers, define your career action/management plan and on a broader level, define your professional brand. Networking and expanding your professional connections will be a common theme throughout the course.
Text & Readings: You are expected to have completed readings in advance of the class session for which they are assigned and be prepared to discuss. In addition to the required text listed below, additional articles will be assigned for reading and discussion throughout the course.
- Required: The 2-Hour Job Search. Steve Dalton. Purchase through Amazon.com
Evaluation/Grading: Attendance at each weekly class is MANDATORY. Each absence will incur a one-point deduction to your overall points. Active participation will be subjectively evaluated over the course of the semester and will increase or decrease your total points by 5% at the end of the term.
The course will be graded based on points earned for completed assignments. At the end of the term your total points will totaled and a P/NC grade will be determined as follows: 70 pts or greater = Pass, 69 points or less = No Credit. A No Credit grade in this module will result in an "F" in Busi 211.
The quality of your work will be subject to review and points will be awarded based on the instructor's discretion. You are encouraged to remember that your ultimate ‘grade' will be reflected in your short and long term success in launching and achieving a rewarding and successful career. Such success cannot be defined by a grade in a career course but in your personal commitment to being the best you can be in the career you choose to pursue and using the knowledge and insights you gain in this course to propel your career forward.
Students enrolled in the 18-unit Applied Business Principles course will not see an individual grade for this course reflected on their transcript. Students taking this course as a stand-alone class will see a P/NC grade reflected on their transcript. Minimum passing grade standards for graduate courses in the MBA program will apply.