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BUSN 101 - Introduction to Business

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College  and ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing , or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing  or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing .
PROGRAM: Business Administration

Examines American business. Studies business ownership, organization principles and problems, management, control facilities, administration, financial management, and development practices of American business enterprises.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Identify the social, legal, economic, and ethical challenges of the business environment.
  2. Identify management and leadership functions, and the relationship to operations and supply chain management.
  3. Relate the characteristics of organizational structures to legal forms of business ownership including small business and entrepreneurship.
  4. Examine the principles of short- and long-range financial planning, as well as the role of the stock exchanges in the financial markets.
  5. Analyze business issues and events related to strategic decision-making in an international and global context.
  6. Describe the marketing mix/marketing concept and its relationship to purchasing, production, distribution, and quality.
  7. Interpret the importance of communication and technology to the success of the organization.
  8. List and describe the human resource functions in business.
  9. Examine career opportunities in business.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Business Environment and Economics
  • Global Business
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Forms of Ownership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Operations Management and Quality Control
  • Organizational Structure
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting and Finance

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)