Dr. John Hadjimarcou, Associate
Professor of Marketing
Rm. 245, College of Business Administration
Management is a capstone course for business majors covering the
entirety of the discipline. The course is designed to integrate and
build on all prior business course work. By the end of
this course, students will have the ability to 1) understand the
purposes, processes, and tools of strategic management (Evidence: exams,
case analysis); 2) build on the
knowledge acquired in earlier, functionally-oriented courses, apply the
critical thinking skills required to analyze complex business
situations, and develop and implement practical responses (Evidence:
case analysis); 3) grasp the
challenges facing today’s organizations as they grow, restructure and
compete in an increasingly global context and within newly emerging
markets (Evidence: case analysis, exams); and 4) examine the multifaceted role of business organizations
in the contemporary world, including considerations of social
responsibility and ethics (Evidence: case presentation, exams).
Title: Strategic Management (10th Edition)
Author: Fred R. David
Publisher: Prentice Hall
- Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday, 3:45-5:00
Class attendance is required and expected.
Attendance will be taken at random times throughout the Summer session.
Attendance constitutes 5 percent of the overall grade. You are allowed
one absence, but every absence after this will result in a reduction of
your attendance grade. It is recommended that you read the
lecture material and the chapters in your textbook on a consistent and
continuous basis. Based on past experience, cramming before exams is not
recommended. Students' performance on exams has generally been below par
when they resorted to studying for all material two to three days before
Student participation is greatly encouraged, whether is in
the form of questions, answers, opinions, or ideas. The instructor
welcomes all forms of meaningful participation. Therefore, students who
participate in class discussions on a consistent basis will receive the
full credit allocated to participation. My lectures are done in a
friendly, non-adversarial manner which is conducive to student
participation. Please feel free to express your opinions, question the
opinions of others, either those of classmates or mine, and offer your
insight regarding the issues that will cover in the course of this
- Please arrive on time and take your seat quickly and quietly. I prefer that you choose a
seat early in the semester and occupy that same seat on a consistent basis. Late arrivals
will not be tolerated. If you consistently arrive
late because of other demands on your schedule, please drop the class.
- Turn off all mobile phones, PDAs, etc.
- If you must leave early, please let your instructor know beforehand.
- Talking to your classmates, reading newspapers, magazines, or material for other classes
is not allowed during the lectures.
- The instructor reserves the right to ask any students disrupting the normal flow of
lectures to leave the classroom. Also, during exams you are to sit quietly before you
receive the exams materials, during the exam, and after you finish the exam. Please
respect the right of your fellow students for peace and quite during exams. Any and
all attempts for cheating, plagiarism, or other inappropriate behavior is a cause for
disciplinary action. The instructor intends to pursue these very serious matters to the
fullest extend of the class, department, and university policies and regulations.
- Make up exams are not possible before the scheduled
day for final exams. Specifically, students will be required to make up
an exam on that day only. If you miss any one exam because of a medical emergency, you must show the
instructor a note from your physician justifying your absence from an exam, quiz, etc. At
my own discretion, I can offer the opportunity to students who must be absent from an exam
because of personal and/or professional reasons the opportunity to make up the exam
as discussed above. This will only be possible if
the instructor is notified of the absence 24 or more hours prior to the regularly
scheduled exam. The
final exam must be taken at its regularly scheduled time.
- The instructor will not accept any late assignments. The grade for late
assignments will be 0 (zero). Pleading your case and/or begging for mercy will not be
tolerated. All assignments must be turned in to the instructor in person or the secretary
of the department by the close of business (i.e., 5 p.m.) on the due date.
- You are required to access this Web site on a weekly basis for announcements and course
material. From time to time I may send important/critical information via
e-mail. So be sure to 1) have a UTEP e-mail address and 2) check your
e-mail at least weekly. You are entirely responsible for accessing your e-mail account on a frequent basis to
check for any and all messages. Unfortunately, I cannot send any broadcast
(i.e., to the entire class) e-mail messages to addresses outside the UTEP
- If you have a disability or feel you might have a disability and need
assistance, contact the Disabled Student Services Office at 747-5148 or go
to Room 106 Union East.
- Academic Dishonesty:
The University of Texas at El Paso prides itself on its standards of
academic excellence. In all matters of intellectual pursuit, UTEP faculty
and students must strive to achieve based on the quality of the work
produced by the individual. In the classroom and in all other academic
activities, students are expected to uphold the highest standards of
academic integrity. Any form of scholastic dishonesty is an affront to the
pursuit of knowledge and jeopardizes the quality of the degree awarded to
all graduates of UTEP. It is imperative, therefore, that the members of
this academic community understand the regulations pertaining to academic
integrity and that all faculty insist on adherence to these standards.
Any student who commits an act of scholastic dishonesty is subject to
discipline. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to
cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or
materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person,
taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair
advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts. Proven
violations of the detailed regulations, as printed in the Handbook of
Operating Procedures (HOP) and available in the Office of the Dean of
Students, may result in sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation, to
failing grades on the work in question, to failing grades in the course,
to suspension or dismissal, among others.
All research papers, term papers, or other writing intensive
assignments must adhere to APA style. Students are expected to submit all
papers with appropriate citation, references, etc. If you are unsure of
the parameters of this writing style, please contact the instructor within
the first week of classes for further information. Style guides are
available in the University Bookstore.
Your performance in the course will be determined using
the following criteria and weights:
|Group Case Analysis
|Attendance & Participation
Should you have questions or otherwise
need clarification on any of the above matters, please stop by my office or contact me via