House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
|Instructor||Bryant, Jennifer Christine|
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|Course Description||Survey course emphasizing interaction of business with its external and internal environments. Introduction to public policy process and issues with focus on ethical and moral consideration. Recommended for freshman, especially business majors.|
|Course Prerequisites||Prerequisite: Basic skills competency in reading.|
|Required Textbooks||Nickels, W., McHugh, J., & McHugh, S. (2010). Understanding business. New York, Ny: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 0073511706|
|Attendance Policy||Regular and punctual attendance is important to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Therefore for any absences, you are responsible for any covered content and missed assignments. Please see late work policy.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Exams-35%, Case Studies-35%, Excercises-15%, Particpation-15%
|Final Exam Date||December 7, 2011 - 12:00 PM|
Week 1:Introduction to Course and Text,Chapter P, 1, 2 Case Study
Week 2:Chapter 2, 3, 4,Case Study
Week 3:Chapter 5 *Case Study * Exam I
Week 4:Chapter5, 6 *Case Study * Exam II
Week 5:Chapter 7, 8*Case Study
Week 6:Chapter 8, 9* Case Study, Exam III
Week 7:Chapter 10, 11*Case Study
Week 8:Chapter 11, 12*Case Study
Week 9:Chapter 13*Case Study, Exam IV
Week 10:Chapter 14, 15*Case Study
Week 11:Chapter 16,*Case Study
Week 12:Chapter 17*Case Study Exam V
Week 13:Chapter 18, 19,*Case Study
Week 14:Chapter 20,*Case Study, Exam VI
Week 15:Chapter A, B, C ,*Internet Research Exercises
Week 16:Chapter D,*Internet Research Exercise, Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Introduction to Course and Text
Managing within the Dynamic Business Environment: Taking Risks and Making Profits
How Economics Affects Business: The Creation and Distribution of Wealth
Week 2: How Economics Affects Business: The Creation and Distribution of Wealth (continued)
Competing in Global Markets
Demonstrating Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility
Week 3: Exam I-Sept 7
Choosing a Form of Business Ownership
Week 4: Choosing a Form of Business Ownership (continued)
Entrepreneurship and Starting a Small Business
Section Review and Recap
Exam II-Sept 14
Week 5: Management, Leadership, and Employee Empowerment
Adapting Organizations to Today's Markets
Week 6: Adapting Organizations to Today's Markets (continued)
Producing World-Class Goods and Services
Section Review and Recap
Exam III-Sept 28th
Week 7: Motivating Employees and Building Self-Managed Teams
Human Resource Management: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees
Week 8: Human Resource Management: Finding and Keeping the Best Employees (continued)
Dealing with Employee-Management Issues and Relationships
Week 9: Section Review and Recap
Exam IV-Oct. 19th
Week 10: Marketing: Building Customer Relationships
Developing and Pricing Products and Services
Distributing Products Quickly and Efficiently
Week 11: Using Effective Promotional Techniques
Section Review and Recap
Week 12: Exam V- Nov 7th
Understanding Financial Information and Accounting
Week 13: Financial Management
Securities Markets: Financing and Investing Opportunities
Week 14: Understanding Money, Financial Institutions, and the Federal Reserve
Section Review and Recap
Exam VI-Nov 23
Week 15: Working within the Legal Environment of Business
Using Technology to Manage Information
Week 16: Managing Personal Finances
Section Review and Recap
Final Exam-Dec 7
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities
3. Uses critical thinking skills
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Student will be able to identify the role of business in modern society, including business operations. (PSLO 2a)
Student will be able to analyze specialized fields within the business organization (PSLO 3d)
Student will be able to identify and define business vocabulary.(4B)
Student will be able to identify public policy processes and issues. (PSLO 6C)
Student will be able to analyze and identify ethical and moral considerations in the business environment ( 1B,C, and 2B)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone with any questions or concerns. My physical and virtual door is always open. Communication is key to a successful course outcome.
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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