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Blinn College • Bryan • Business and Technology • Business Management - BMGT


Advanced Comm. in Management BMGT-2305

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 375 CRN-11620
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/30/2018

Meeting Times


This course meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:25-2:40pm in classroom F227. (Student Center building)

Contact Information


Instructor: Mrs. Jennifer Garcia, M.Ed.

Office: F-209 (Student Center Building)
Phone: 209-7530

  

Office Hours are: Monday/Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00am

Please email me at: [email protected] to schedule an appointment or let me know you would like to see me during my office hours.  

I encourage everyone to contact me in advance so that I can give you my undivided attention. 

Description


A study of advanced principles of oral and written communications for managers. An emphasis will be on the application of procedures for writing reports, proposals, and conducting research as well as producing oral presentations.

Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Apply procedures for writing reports, proposals, and conducting research.

2. Produce oral presentations.

3. Demonstrate professionalism while developing effective listening, nonverbal, meeting, team and cross-cultural skills.*

4. Implement problem-solving and critical thinking skills in preparing business messages and presentations.*

Materials


 

 

Business Communication Essentials with Mylab

  • Author: Bovee & Thill
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Edition: 8th (2019)
  • ISBN: 9780135246283
  • Availability: Campus Bookstores

Business Communication Essentials: Fundamental Skills for the Mobile-Digital-Social Workplace, 8th Edition

Course Requirements


Exams

There will be three major chapter exams in this course. Make-up exams will not be given

Exams may be a combination of multiple choice, true/false, matching, short answer, and essay. Exams may come from any information discussed in the text, lectures or any other material presented in the course.  Students are not permitted to work collaboratively on Exams.  If students are caught working together on an exams they will receive a permanent zero on that exam (that will not be replace by any later exam score).

A cumulative final exam will be given at the end of the semester.

Quizzes/Discussions/Participation

 Each week there will be a minimum of one quiz and/ or discussion/participation  assignment related to the material covered that week.

Project - Each student will be responsible for a course project. One of the following may be selected by the instructor as the course project.

  • Job Interview Project
  • Portfolio Project
  • Presentation Project

Information about the course project selected will be provided at the appropriate time during the semester.

Evaluation


Point Distribution  

A   810 – 900  

B    720 – 809  

C    630 – 719   

D    540 – 629   

F    539 or below

Criteria

300 points       Exams (3 @ 100pts each)

300 points       Quizzes/Discussion/Participation

100 points       Final Exam

200 points       Course Project (required)

900 points possible

 

**Extra Credit opportunities may be possible - instructor has discretion on when and what may be assigned. Students will be notified if opportunities arise during the semester.

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Late Assignments

Late assignments are not accepted in this course. All due dates are on the course calendar or communicated to students in class.  Students should make arrangements to complete assignments on or before their due date.

No Make-Up Work is given.

Attendance

Attendance is take in every class. Absences will still be counted and students can still be withdrawn for not attending class. If a student accumulates 2 weeks (4 class periods) worth of unexcused absences and may be administratively withdrawn from the course.

Individual Work

Students are expected to submit individual work.  Unless otherwise stated, students are not permitted to collaborate or work together with other students on individual assignments, including exams or weekly assignments.   If students are found to be collaborating on assignments it will be treated as scholastic dishonesty.  (Please refer to the Scholastic Integrity Policy in the Blinn College Student Handbook.)

Schedule


Week One

Meeting Details

LEC

Weekly

 

Syllabus overview and introductions

 1.5

3

 

Syllabus overview and introductions

1.5

Week Two

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Introductions & Chapter 1: Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobil World

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Three

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 2: Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Four

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 3: Planning Business Messages

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Five

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 4: Writing Business Messages

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Six

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 5: Completing Business Messages

Exam 1: Ch 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Seven

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 6: Crafting Messages for Digital Channels

1.5

3

 

Chapter 7: Writing Routine and Positive Messages

1.5

Week Eight

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 8: Writing Negative Messages

1.5

3

 

 

1.5

Week Nine

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 9: Writing Persuasive Messages

1.5

3

 

Exam 2: Ch 6, 7, 8 and 9

1.5

Week Ten

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 10: Planning Reports and Proposals

1.5

3

 

Chapter 11: Writing Reports and Proposals

1.5

Week Eleven

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 12: Developing and Delivering Business Presentations

BUSINESS PRESENTATION PROJECTS

1.5

3

 

Exam 3: 10, 11 and 12

1.5

Week Twelve

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 13: Building Careers and Writing Resumes

1.5

3

   

1.5

Week Thirteen

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Chapter 14: Interviewing and Following Up

1.5

3

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

1.5

Week Fourteen

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Project Work

1.5

3

 

Project Work

1.5

Week Fifteen

 

LEC

Weekly

 

Project Work

1.5

3

 

Review

1.5

Week Sixteen - Finals Week

 TBA – Over All Chapters

LEC

Weekly

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

GRADUATION

 

 

Total Contact Hours

 

48