5:30p - 6:50p
The main objective of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of macroeconomics as a tool for managerial decision-making.
General Learning Goal:
1. Problem solving and decision-making abilities through critical analysis, evaluation,
and interpretation of business information.
The students will demonstrate their abilities in problem solving and decision-making
abilities by applying macroeconomic concepts to the problem faced by businesses using
2. An understanding of the influence of global and multicultural issues on business
The students will gain the basic understanding of international trade and finance issues
by applying macroeconomic concepts to the international issues faced by businesses
using case studies.
3. Team building and collaboration to achieve group objectives.
A team of two students will collaboratively prepare presentation on a topic in
macroeconomics by gathering relevant information, making analyses, and preparing a
This general learning goals are among those established by the Dillard College of
Business Administration. General learning goals represent the skills that graduates will
carry with them into their careers. While assessing student performance in obtaining
these general learning goals, the College hopes to assess its programs. The assessments
will assist us as we improve our curriculum and curriculum delivery.
Course Specific Learning Goals:
Grading and Evaluation:
Grades will be determined on the basis of the total points earned on three 100-point exams, including the final, ten 10-point quizzes, and a class project presentation/paper. Letter grades will be given, with only minor adjustments, according to the following scale:
Examination #1 100 points
Examination #2 100 points
Quizzes* 100 points
Class project presentation/paper____100 points
Total 400 points
*The grade for Quiz#10 is based on your participation in class project peer reviews.
A 360 - 400 points D 240 - 379 points
B 320 - 359 points F below 240 points
C 280 - 319 points
The examination will cover the assigned chapters, in-class lectures, quizzes, and any
other assigned readings. Students are responsible for all assigned textbook material, even if
the material is not directly discussed in class. Each examination will have the following
Definitions 20 points
Problems/Short Essays 80 points
Total 100 points
You will be given a randomly selected 4-digit ID number for record keeping in this class when Quiz #1 is returned to you. Please record your number for a future reference. A calculator, but not a phone calculator, may be allowed for the exams.
Keep all the exams and quizzes until the end of the semester to verify any discrepancy in records. If you happen to be absent on the day the exams or quizzes are returned in the class, you must come to my office to pick them up. The results of your exams and quizzes will be posted periodically.
There is also a class project that each student is required to participate. A group of two students will analyze short-term and/or long-term macroeconomic forecast involving a country of their choice and prepare a report of no more than 20 pages. A summary of the report will be presented to the class. Each presentation will be scheduled for 20 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. A two-page proposal including a list of assigned task for each student must be prepared by the team and must be approved by the instructor by September 14, 2010. The report containing a detailed analysis of the chosen topic with all necessary references is due in one week following the presentation but no later than December 7, 2010. Your class project/paper will be evaluated based on the degree of clarity, the depth and rigor of analysis, and the evidence of collaborative team efforts. The students in a team may decide how each task of gathering information, analyzing the issues, preparing for presentation, and writing a report, will be divided between them. However, the project must be done as a team work and the report must contain how the task was divided. Students are required to attend all presentations. More details on the class project/research paper and the method of evaluation will be discussed in the class.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings for this course, following the university attendance policy. (See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 1, p. 78). Each meeting of the class will run as scheduled. So as not to disturb the class, you are not to walk in and out of the classroom during the class hour except for an emergency. The students who fail to meet any of these policies, including excessive (three or more classes) absences may be dropped from the class with a grade of an “F” by the instructor.
Other Related Policies:
If a student misses a regularly scheduled exam, the student must immediately notify the instructor of his/her intention to schedule a make-up exam. The exam dates are tentative and subject to change. Homework must be turned in on time.
Dillard Building Classroom Policy:
Syllabus Change Policy:
This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change.