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BUS-1010-VO01X - Introduction to Business


Synonym: 187132
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2019 to 10-21-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-12-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-01-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Valerie Edwards | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Browse the Canvas Site for this class.

Course Description:

An introduction to the characteristics, organization, and operation of business, including organization and management, production planning and control, marketing, finance, day-to-day operations in the areas of accounting, personnel, research and development, and management information systems.

Essential Objectives:

1. Employ a sound business vocabulary.
2. Describe the characteristics, organization and operations of business, addressing the following topics: ownership, marketing, production, finance, taxation, human resources, team process, and planning.
3. Explain the basic economic foundations of business including supply and demand, the nature of competition, and describe the basic measures of economic performance.
4. Discuss the role of information systems and technology in the business environment.
5. Identify and access standard sources of information about business including the scope and diversity of career opportunities in the business field.
6. Describe the opportunities and challenges associated with conducting business in a global environment.
7. Discuss ethical considerations and social responsibility in business decisions.
8. Discuss employer/employee relationships in the context of equity, diversity and harassment.
9. Define the nature of marketing, marketing strategy, the marketing mix, promotion and distribution.
10. Describe the basic elements of reading, interpreting and understanding financial statements.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

The text book may be purchased from other sources than the CCV Bookstore. However, if you purchase a book without access to MyBizLab you will be required to purchase that access directly from the publisher, Pearson. Historically, this has cost about $60. MYBIZLAB is required for the class as the majority of assignments are in the lab. It is not possible to pass this course without access to MYBIZLAB.

Many students have rented their text or purchased a used copy thru other online sources very inexpensively. BUT it can take time to get the text, so plan accordingly.

Please be sure to have your text for the first week of class. Seven weeks pass very quickly and it is necessary to get started on MYBIZLAB assignments the first week.

Methods:

Each week a variety of activities (questions, videos and simulations) will be assigned in MyBizLab. In addition, a short quiz for each chapters will be assigned in MyBizLab. Weekly discussions and other activities will also be required in the Canvas site.

Evaluation Criteria:

Grading Criteria: Accomplishment of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of the completion of assignments and quizzes. Each MyBizLab chapter and Canvas assignments will be clearly articulated with deadlines and point allocation noted. Final grades will be calculated on the total number of points earned of the available points.

Grading Criteria:

Grades for this course are based on the accumulation of points. The points will then be calculated into letter grades. More specific details will be provided in the early weeks of the course.

Textbooks:

Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

BUS-1010-VO01X Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Valerie Edwards
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Attendance Policy:

CCV requires weekly attendance. (Simply logging into the course does NOT constitute attendance...you must participate.) Please be sure to log into the course and submit the assignments each week. If you do not submit your assignment by the deadline you will be considered absent for the purposes of grading.

This course is only 7 weeks longs, so it is important to participate and post. Missing two weeks of posting will result in a failure in the course, so please be sure to communicate with me if you are not able to participate during the week. I will be as flexible as possible, but I can’t help if you don’t communicate with me.

Your success in this course is very important to me. If you have issues, questions or challenges of any sort, send me an email. I look forward to the semester and getting to know you all.

Syllabus:


Each week a variety of activities (questions, videos and simulations) will be assigned in MyBizLab. In addition a short timed quiz will be assigned in MyBizLab. Weekly discussions and other activities will also be required in the Moodle site.

The following is a calendar for the semester identifying which chapters we will cover each week. The course is divided into 7 weeks which run from Tuesday morning to midnight Monday.

Week One – Introduction/logistics/podcast/login to MyBizLab and initial assignments. Chapters 1 & 2 – Developing a Business Mindset and Understanding Basic Economics

Week Two– Chapters 3 & 4 – The Global Marketplace and Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility. Chapters 5 & 6 – Forms of Ownership and Entrepreneurship & Small-Business Ownership

Week Three– Chapters 7 & 8 – Management Roles, Functions & Skills and Organization & Teamwork. Chapter 9 - Production Systems

Week Four - Chapters 10 & 11 – Employee Motivation and Human Resource Management Chapter 12 – Labor Relations

Week Five -Chapters 13 & 14 – The Art and Science of Marketing and Product Pricing Strategies.

Week Six – Chapters 15 & 16 – Distribution & Marketing Strategies and Customer Communication

Week Seven - – Chapter 17 – Financial Information & Accounting Concepts.

Grading Criteria: Accomplishment of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of the completion of assignments and quizzes. Each MyBizLab chapter and Moodle assignments will be clearly articulated with deadlines and point allocation noted. Final grades will be calculated on the total number of points earned of the available points.

Attendance: CCV requires weekly attendance. (Simply logging into the course does NOT constitute attendance...you must participate.) Please be sure to log into the course and submit the assignments each week. If you do not submit your assignment by the deadline you will be considered absent for the purposes of grading.

This course is only 7 weeks longs, so it is important to participate and post. Missing two weeks of posting will result in a failure in the course, so please be sure to communicate with me if you are not able to participate during the week. I will be as flexible as possible, but I can’t help if you don’t communicate with me.

Your success in this course is very important to me. If you have issues, questions or challenges of any sort, send me an email. I look forward to the semester and getting to know you all.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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