The course grade will be based on a number of different evaluation elements.
- Individual class participation 40%
- Student Team Presentation 30%
- Final Reflection Paper 30%
Grade Quality rating Grade points Awarded
A Outstanding 4.00
A- Excellent 3.67
B+ Very good 3.33
B Good 3.00
B- Satisfactory 2.67
C+ Minimum pass 2.33
F Fail 0.00
The instructor reserves the right to adjust the scale, that is, to grade on a "curve", should he find that significantly more than the usual number of students would not pass the course under the indicated grading scale or should the distribution of the grades represent an unrealistic pattern.
Individual Class participation – 40%
40% of the grading points will be earned by a student for class participation.
Class activities include:
- Evidence of preparation,
- Contributions to class discussion,
- Bringing real life examples based on own working experience,
- Raising thought provoking questions
These points are subjective by nature. The instructor will do his best to be as fair as possible but this grading element is not open for discussions.
Student Team Presentation – 30%
Student teams are asked to prepare assignments together during the course. Each study group will also be asked to prepare a presentation that comprises an analysis and assessment on the innovation strategy of a selected firm. This will take place in Session 3,4,5 and 6. Some company information and a beginning set of sources for this assignment will be provided. However, largely each study group is asked to visit the website of the firm and to conduct its own research seeking other relevant sources from the field in preparing for this assignment. Each study group is expected to offer a presentation that will last 15 minutes and then allow for another 15 minutes for discussion and questions in class together with guest representatives (preferable C-level, upon availability) from the specific company. The presentation should be given in PowerPoint or Prezi and should be handed in before the beginning of the relevant session.
Final Reflection Paper - 30%
Same Student Teams are then asked to write a final reflection paper by the end of the course. The paper should include the essence of the company assessed in the previous assignment and conclusions of the discussion in class with the guests from the specific company. This paper should not exceed 15 pages (double spaced), including exhibits, figures, charts, etc. The final paper is due 7 days after the last session (Please submit via Moodle). Instructor will provide a written evaluation of the paper.
The Instructor expects all students to adhere to the fundamental principles of academic integrity in any and all behaviours associated with their course work and otherwise, as stated in the CEU Honor Code (see Student Handbook). Attempted cheating of all forms is treated extremely seriously and can result in dismissal from the University.