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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 22-May-24
 

Fall 2024 | BUS-1010-VO02 - Introduction to Business


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
This section is waitlisted (1). Please contact your nearest center for availability.

Faculty

Penne Lynch
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nick Molander

Course Description

This course is 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. Explore the scope and diversity of career opportunities in the business field through assignments such as informational interviews, job shadows, or other career exploration activities.
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.
11. Demonstrate effective business writing and communication skills.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Methods

  • Discussions
  • Lecture
  • Multimedia presentations and resources
  • Readings, writing, and inquiry-based research

Evaluation Criteria

Your course grade will be based on the following*:

Discussion Board Assignments: 20%

Reading Quizzes 20%

Homework 40%

Final Exam 10%

Semester Paper and Presentations 10%

All discussion board assignments, quizzes, the final exam, and the semester paper and presentation must be completed by the stated due date.

No more than three late homework assignments will be accepted up to seven days after the due date and a 20% penalty will be applied. To be eligible to submit a late assignment, the student must contact the faculty member prior to the assignment's due date.

To earn full points on the discussion board, you will need to post on time and reply to at least three students before the end of the current week.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Introduction to the Economy and Economic Systems

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 1
  • Other resources
  
  • 2 Discussion Boards
  • Written Homework Assignment
  • Reading Quiz
 

2

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 2
  • Other course resources
  
  • Discussion Board - Assessment of US Economy
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

3

Working in a Global Environment

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 3
  • Supplemental Materials
  
  • Discussion Board - Business Ethics and Social Responsiblity
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

4

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapters 4 & 5
  • Supplemental Materials
  
  • Reading Quiz (2)
  • Written Homework Assignment
  • Discussion Board - Issues of Global Trade
 

5

Introduction to Business Management

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 6
  • Supplemental Materials
  
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

6

Organizational Structure

  
  • Chapter 7
  • Supplemental Videos
  
  • Discussion Board - Evaluation of Managers
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

7

Human Resources Management

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 8
  
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

8

Theories of Motivation

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 9
  • Self-Assessment
  
  • Discussion Board - Workplace Diversity
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
  • Semester Project Proposal
 

9

Production and Operations

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 10
  • Supplemental Videos
  
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

10

Marketing

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapters 11 & 12
  • Supplemental Materials
  
  • Reading Quizzes (2)
  • Discussion Board - Supply Chain Issues
 

11

Accounting and Financial Documents

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 14
  • Supplemental Materials
  
  • Completion of Financial Documents
  • Reading Quiz
  • Discussion Board - Marketing
 

12

Information Management

  
  • Chapter 14
  • Supplemental Videos
  
  • Discussion Board - Marketing
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
  • Submission of Rough Draft of Final Project
 

13

Career Planning and Conflict Management

  
  • Lecture
  • Chapter 17
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Self-Assessments
  
  • Discussion Board - Conflict
  • Reading Quiz
  • Written Homework Assignment
 

14

Finalization of Semester Project and Preparation of Oral Presentation

  
  • Independent Completion of Project
  • Recording of Presentation
  
  • Submit Finalized Project
  • Upload Video Recording to Discussion Board
 

15

Final Exam

  
  • Independent Review of Resources
  • Review of Notes
  
  • Complete and Submit Written Final Exam
 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

  • Read the assigned material and demonstrate an understanding of those resources in your assignments and posts. Readings and resources should be cited using APA or MLA format.
  • Post an original response to the weekly prompt(s) before Thursday at 11:59 PM and a minimum of two responses to peers before Monday at 11:59 PM. You are welcome to post early and/or more frequently, as your schedule allows, but you will not receive full credit if you do not meet these minimum requirements and/or deadlines.
  • Posts should be substantive and demonstrate college-level writing. A substantive post is well-developed, meets the minimum number of paragraphs stated, with a minimum of 500 words, and references the reading or another appropriate source. A substantive post is NOT one or two sentences of general statements or unsupported opinions.


Missing & Late Work Policy

All discussion board assignments, quizzes, the final exam, and the semester paper and presentation must be completed by the stated due date.

No more than three late homework assignments will be accepted up to seven days after the due date and a 20% penalty will be applied. To be eligible to submit a late assignment, the student must contact the faculty member prior to the assignment due date.

To earn full points on the discussion board, you will need to post on time (60% of the grade) and reply to at least 3 students (40% of the grade) before the end of the current week.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


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.