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Revision Date: 11-Aug-23
 

Fall 2023 | BUS-1010-VO07F - Introduction to Business


Flex Class

FLEX courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. FLEX courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2023 ends on October 30.


Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-05-2023 to 12-18-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-25-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-06-2023 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Marie O'Brien
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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. 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.
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

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


Methods

This is a self-paced course which means that students will be starting and progressing at different rates throughout the semester. Once you feel like you have a strong handle on the material, and you have completed all of the assignments for the module, you should feel comfortable moving on, regardless of the pace, as long as you complete the course within the semester timeframe.

The learning modules will consist of learning resources, demonstrate your learning forums, assignments and some modules have quizzes.

Demonstrate your Learning Forums are a part of every learning module and most are post first discussions- which means that you will post your reply before being able to read the replies of others.

The assignments, in addition to the Demonstrate Your Learning forums, will assess your learning of the module outcomes.

The quizzes are a part of some modules.


Evaluation Criteria

Mastery of Essential Objectives, level of participation, and overall quality of work including written mechanics.

Demonstrate Your Learning/forums: Demonstrate Your Learning is your opportunity to demonstrate that you understand the Module. Aim for 300/350 words usually allows you to sufficiently cover the material. Brief answers may include correct information, but are not substantive and therefore will be graded accordingly. Properly cite material from the Module and use outside sources to strengthen your answer. Citations need to be APA formatted. For most assignments include at least two properly cited quotes. Take a close look at the Rubric for information on standards of grading.
Weekly Assignments: Assignments encompass real-world application and case studies as well as outside readings. Evaluation is individualized to the student via instructor comments. Follow the directions in the prompt and take a close look at the rubric for grading criteria.
Final Project: A final project where students integrate and synthesize elements of the course information. The final project is a business plan for a publicly traded company of your choice. Many of the assignments will become sections of the Business Plan.

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


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.

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.