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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: GEB4935
Course Title: Capstone-General Management
Term/Dates: Fall 2016 8/23 - 12/19
Reference Number: 216270
Credit Hours: 3
Days: T-TH
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Room: CBP204
Course Description: This course focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the program
through a capstone project. This course should be taken during the last semester of the program.
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Thomas Wilson
Office Location: CBP219
Telephone: 561-868-4110
Email: [email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: by appointment
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
A Pocket Style Manual, APA version
Supplementary Books/Materials
Palm Beach State College BAS
Capstone Course
Edition Author
Hacker, D
Sommers, N
Edition Author
Charles W. L. Hill &
Edition Gareth R. Jones
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Identify a problem, conduct research, and identify and recommend solutions to the problem.
Synthesize knowledge and skills to a project specific to a particular organization 3 Integrate concepts from other
bachelor of applied science courses.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Template Date - July 2013
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Full Course Outline and Approximate Schedule below.
Tues 8-23
Lessons 1A
& 1B
Lesson 1C
Lesson 2
Thurs 8-25
Lesson 3A
Tues 8-30
Lesson 3B
Thurs 9-1
Lesson 4A
Tues 9-6
Lesson 4B
Thurs 9-8
Lesson 4C &
Tues 9-13
Lesson 5A
Thurs 9-15
Lesson 5B
Tues 9-20
Lesson Overview
Introductory Lesson
Syllabus Overview/Expectations
Introduction to the Capstone Paper
Required Assignment on Plagiarism-Video
Lesson 6B
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In class 8-23
Hacker & Sommers-Writing Papers in APA Style (p. 2-37)
APA in-class assignment
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Section C: Analyzing And Writing
Case Studies (found after page 467 in the text) p. C2
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 1-Strategic LeadershipManaging The Strategy-Making Process for Competitive
Chapter 1 Overview
Writing Lab
Capstone Research Paper Assignment-Business Selection
Hacker & Sommers-Formatting Papers in APA Style (p. 3899)
Library Instruction
Hill, Jones, & Schilling-Chapter 2-External Analysis: The
Identification Of Opportunities And Threats
Assignment Case 1 (Team A)
Hacker & Sommers-Citation, References, Tables, & Figures
Hill, Jones, & Schilling-Chapter 3-Internal Analysis
Capstone Paper Chapter 1-Research Proposal
Hacker & Sommers-Citation, References, Tables, & Figures
Hill, Jones, & Schilling-Chapter 3-Internal Analysis
Quiz 1-Chapts. 1-2 Hill, Jones + Hacker & Sommers + APA
4D: Hill & Jones Chapter 3-Internal Analysis: Distinctive
Competencies, Competitive Advantage, And Profitability
Assignment Case 2 (Team B)
Hill, Jones, & Schilling-Chapter 4-Building Competitive
Advantage Through Functional Level Strategies
Assignment Case 3 (Team C)
Capstone Paper Chapter 2 – Review of Key Research
Lesson 6A
Thurs 9-22
Due Date
Quiz 2-Chapter 3-4 Hill, Jones + Sommers + APA
Hill , Jones, & Schilling Chapter 5- Business Level Strategy
Chapter 1 Overview
Due Tues 8/25
Library Instruction Tues 8/30
In class 9/1 presentation
Team A Case Study
Chapter 1 Capstone
Due Thurs 9/6
Upload to Blackboard by
11:59pm (ET)
Capstone Chapter 2 Overview
In class quiz #1 9/8
In class 9/13 presentation
Team B Case Study
In class 9/15 presentation
Team C Case Study
Chapter 2 Capstone
Due Tues 9/20
Upload to Blackboard by
11:59pm (ET)
Capstone Chapter 3 Overview
In class quiz #2 9/22
Chapter 3 Overview
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Tues 9-27
Lessons 7A
Thurs 9-29
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 6-Business Level Strategy &
Industry Environment
Tues 10-4
Capstone Chapter 3-Organizational Operations and
Chapter 4 Overview
Lesson 7B
Thurs 10-6
Assignment Case 4-Group D
Chapter 3 Capstone
Due Tues 10/4
Upload to Blackboard by
11:59pm (ET)
Capstone Chapter 4 overview
in class
In class 10/6 presentation
Team D Case Study
Happy holiday!
Lesson 8A
Tues 10-11
Happy Yom Kippur!
Thurs 10-13
Lesson 8B
Quiz #3, 10-13 Chapt. 5 Hill Jones + Sommers + APA
Chapter 4 Overview
Lessons 9A &
Tues 10-18
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 9: Corporate Level StrategyHorizontal Integration, Vertical Integration, and Strategic
Capstone Chapter 4-SWOT Analysis
In class quiz #3 10/13
Thurs 10-20
Lesson 10A
Tues 10-25
Lesson 10B
Thurs 10-27
Lesson 11A
Tues 11-1
Lesson 11B
Thurs 11-3
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Midterm Exam Thurs 10/20, Chapters 1-6 Hill Jones +
Sommers + APA
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 10-Corporate Level Strategy:
Related and Unrelated Diversification
Assignment Case 5-Team E
Quiz #4, 10-27 Chapt 9-10 Hill, Jones, + Sommers + APA
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 11: Departmental
Performance, Governance, and Business Ethics
Capstone Chapter 5-Summary, Recommendations, and
Assignment Case 6-Team F
Chapter 4 Capstone
Due Tues 10/18
Upload to Blackboard by
11:59pm (ET)
Chapter 5 Overview
Midterm Exam Thurs 10/20
In class Tues 10/25
presentation Team E Case
In class quiz #4 10/27
Chapter 5 Capstone
Due Tues 11-1
Upload to Blackboard by
11:59pm (ET)
Chapter 1-5 Overview
In class Thurs 11/3
presentation Team F Case
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Lessons 12A
Tues 11-8
Lesson 12B
Thurs 11-10
Lesson 13
Tues 11-15
Thurs 11-17
Lesson 14
Tues 11-22
Thurs 11-24
Lesson 15
Tues 11-29
Thurs 12-1
Tues 12-6
Thurs 12-8
Tues 12-13
Thurs 12-15
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Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 13: Implementing Strategy
in Companies that Compete in a Single Industry
In class quiz #5 11/10
Quiz #5, 11-10 Chapts. 11 & 13
Hill, Jones & Schilling-Chapter 13: Implementing Strategy
in Companies that Compete Across Industries and
Final Capstone Paper Due
Final Chapters 1-5 Capstone
Due Tues 11/15
Practice for Live Presentation
Practice for Live Presentation
Practice for Live Presentation
No Class-Happy Thanksgiving!
Practice for Live Presentation
11/24 Thanksgiving Day
No class
Begin Final Formal Presentations
Final Formal Presentations
Final Formal Presentations
Final Formal Presentations
Final Formal Presentations
Final Formal Presentations
Final Exam
**NOTE** Scheduled elements of the syllabus are subject
to change.
Final Exam Thurs. 12/15
6:30-7:45 PM (ET)
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
The following information is quoted from Section 21 of the Palm Beach Community College Student Handbook, p. 33:
“Academic misconduct, including, but not limited to, unauthorized use of aids, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or
facilitating academic dishonesty in the classroom or other college environments, as defined below:
Although difficult to define, plagiarism consists of taking the words or specific substance of another and either copying
or paraphrasing the work without giving credit to the source. The following examples are only some of the many forms
plagiarism may take:
Submitting a term paper, examination or other work written by someone else. This is a flagrant instance of
Failure to give credit in a footnote for ideas, statements of facts or conclusions derived by another.
Failure to use quotation marks when quoting directly from another person, whether it is a paragraph, a sentence
or even a part thereof
Close and extended paraphrasing of another”
On page 30, the Palm Beach Community College Student Handbook goes on to say:
“Any student who is found to have violated these acts…may be subject to the maximum penalty of expulsion or any
other penalty authorized herein.”
Consequences in the BAS Program for violating Academic Dishonesty Rules (including the Plagiarism Policy):
When a student violates the institution’s Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism policy, he/she earns a “zero” for the
For repeated violations, the student earns an “F” in the class if/when deemed significant by the instructor
Expulsion from the program is possible for subsequent violations if/when deemed significant by the instructor
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Capstone Paper & Presentation
(Graded by Chapter)
Quizzes, Cases, Discussions
(All averaged together)
Midterm Exam
Final Exam
Percent of
A written Capstone Paper will be submitted one chapter at-a-time throughout the course. A presentation will be due
near the end of the term. Instructions for completing the Capstone Research Paper will be provided to each student the
first night of class.
Important note:
You may be asked to resubmit your paper after submitting to your professor. You may resubmit only after you have had
one of the tutors in the Student Writing Lab review for errors. The name of the tutor, date, and time of meeting will also
need to be submitted. A 10% deduction will be made for resubmitted papers.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Class participation is an integral part of student success in this course. For this reason, students who miss classes must
make up the work. All components of this course must be completed within the timeframes specified.
Students are expected to meet high attendance standards. Similarly, tardiness or leaving early will result in added
consequences. In either case, students are responsible for requesting input from other students to make-up any missed
If you experience excessive absences or tardiness, your instructor will assess grade reductions based on an analysis of
individual circumstances. Those students with chronic absence/tardiness problems should be aware that continued
grade reductions will result in insufficient credit to pass the course. Students missing more than the number of hours
that make up two class meetings are in danger of failing the course.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Cell phones are permitted in the classroom if switched to silent mode. Students will be excused to handle important calls
or messages outside the classroom but class disruptions must be kept to a minimum. Students are responsible for
designating another class member who will provide notes on any missed information.
The following personal electronic activities are not permitted in the classrooms: phone calls, texting, tweeting, blogging,
internet surfing, gaming, social networking, “apping” and emailing. In addition, portable music devices may not be
operated and headphones or ear buds may not be worn in the classroom. Students registered with DSS may use
recording/listening devices when necessary; other students must request permission to record lectures. Finally, PCs are
not permitted unless authorized by the instructor for note-taking or other class-related activities. Not applicable to
online course
Late Assignment Policy:
Coursework and assignments are expected to be completed within the stated time frame for each week. No late
assignments will be accepted unless prior authorization is granted from the instructor. The professor may decide not to
accept assignments that are not submitted within a week after the assignment due date. However, if there are
extenuating or unforseen circumstances, an exception may be granted at the discretion of the professor. When the
instructor authorizes submission of a late assignment (discussions, paper submittals, etc) the grade will be reduced
accordingly. 20%= One week late, 30%=Two weeks late, Assignments submitted after three weeks will receive a zero (0).
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Make-up Exam Policy:
Professor must be contacted prior to missing an exam to authorize a makeup date.
Withdrawal Policy:
Important Notice: Students failing to participate fully within the authorized timeframes (meeting all due dates from the
beginning of the course) will be withdrawn from the class at the instructor’s discretion (with a WX).
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is (November 6, 2016). It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student
to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
The professor may be contacted through the standard PBSC Email system at [email protected] if
necessary. Students must use their assigned PBSC Email account. The professor will not respond to private or
personal Email account messages.
Department Contact Information
Name: Dr. Gladney
Telephone: 561-868 4132
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: CBP225
Email: [email protected]
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