BA407 Business MECOP Seminar — Course Syllabus
COB MECOP Website;
COB MECOP process activity diagram;
MECOP official Website
Prereqs: Acceptance in the (Business) MECOP program
René F. Reitsma, PhD
College of Business
Office: Austin 471
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BA407 is a one-credit course that introduces accepted
(business) MECOP students to the MECOP program. The course consists of weekly meetings during
which we hear from MECOP officials, MECOP host companies and current and former MECOP
participants about MECOP expectations and experiences.
The course is mandatory for all students accepted into the MECOP program.
Course learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete BA 407
Course meetings consist of presentations and discussions by MECOP officials and program administrators,
representatives of MECOP host companies and students currently and previously in the MECOP program.
- have realistic expectations of their upcoming MECOP internships,
- know what will be expected from them as MECOP interns,
- can share some of the experiences of current and/or ex MECOP students,
- have a good idea on how and from whom to seek help in case of unexpected
difficulties in their MECOP experience.
The course is graded Pass/Fail (you MUST pass this course in order to start your MECOP internship)
The MECOP program requires class attendance and hence, attendance will be taken.
By the end of week 10 you must submit to your instructor a brief report containing the following:
Report writing guidelines
- Short summaries of each of the lab (≠ lecture) presentations/meetings (date, presenter(s),
topic, summary of the presentation/discussion).
- Brief reflection on the MECOP program containing the following:
- What were your expectations of MECOP when you applied for the program? What did you at that time expect from the program?
- Have the presentations in this course changed your expectations? If so, explain why and how these changes took place.
If not, how did the presentations (provide examples) strengthen your original expectations?
- Which two presentations inspired you most? Explain your answer.
- Which two presentations inspired you least? Explain your answer.
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- Submit the report in text-processed hardcopy (printed on paper).
- Make sure your work has a title (cover) page containing:
- Your name.
- Course number (BA407) and name of the instructor of record.
- Do not use the back side of the title (cover) page; leave it free for
the instructor to make notes.
- Use one-and-a-half (1.5) line spacing, 11- or 12-point font and reasonable margins.
- Separate your text in logical blocks and sections.
- Number pages (Title page has no number. First page with content
has page number 1).
- If you use a figure or table, integrate it into the text; do not add
it as an appendix in the back of the report.
- If you use a figure or a table, properly number and caption it.
- Spell check (both automatically and manually!).
- Grammar check!!
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- Respect: Respect for others and yourself is a commitment to the fair treatment of and the fair competition with others. Through respect we embolden the character
of others and ourselves.
- Responsibility: We are held accountable for our words and actions as professionals to embed a steadfast commitment to honor in our decisions.
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