Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications,
and Hospitality Management Department – Rockville Campus
BSAD101 - Introduction to Business
|Instructor:||John Coliton||Acrobat Version|
|Office Hours:||Monday & Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Fall, 2017 – CRN 20871|
|Tuesday & Thursday: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Class: HU 122 - T/R 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.|
|Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..||My Office: HU 251 (240-567-5139)|
This course will examine business in the global marketplace. It will examine the fundamentals of the free economic enterprise system and the social forces affecting it. This course will examine the fundamental concepts and skills needed to make a business enterprise successful; it will also involve understanding the universal skill employees need in order to help make a business competitive in today’s society. It will discuss the global dimension of business and how it is evolving in the 21st century.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- explain the importance of entrepreneurship and intrapreneur to the growth and wealth of an economy.
- explain Capitalism and how free markets work particularly in regard to small businesses.
- explain the importance of human resource management and describe current issues in managing human resource.
- explain how the changes that are occurring in the business, technical and global environments are affecting the management function.
- explain the various issues involved in structuring organizations.
- define marketing and explain how the marketing concept applies in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
- describe the importance of finance and financial management to an organization, while outlining the financial planning process.
- define social responsibility and examine corporate responsibility to various stakeholders.
- explain the importance of planning in business.
The text is: Contemporary Business, by Boone & Kurtz, 17th Edition and is available in the bookstore. The ISBN is 978-1-119-33635-8 and is required for this class.
Additional policies can be found at http://mc.coliton.com/SyllabusSupplementFall2017.pdf and should be considered part of this syllabus.
The last day to drop the class with a refund is: September 4, 2017
The last day to change to audit is: September 18, 2017
The last day to drop a class without a grade is: September 18, 2017
The last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” is: November 13, 2017
Montgomery College maintains Digital Learning Centers (DLC) on all three campuses. The DLC provides an open learning environment for students of all disciplines The DLC specialists can provide one-on-one assistance using the computers, scanners and WEPA printers available. For details visit: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/digitallearningcenter/
Grading Policy and Procedure
Grading is based on a group project, an individual research paper, three tests and class participation. Late work will not be accepted after the last class of the semester (not the day of the exam). The group project will require a team of 3-4 class members to work together to create an international business proposal. More details will be shared in class regarding the group project. The tests will be drawn from the reading and lecture material and are open book. Make-up exams are not typically granted without a bona fide reason for missing the exam (court date or military service are examples). Class participation will be based on attendance, the quality of interaction and involvement during discussions, and interaction with other students (note: arriving late for class will impact this portion of your grade). This class may be audited (taken without the expectation of a grade) with my permission and the proper form submitted to the records office. Someone who audits the class is still expected to participate in class and complete all projects.
The grading is allocated as follows:
Tests (4 at 50 points each)............................................ 200
Group Project (graded in stages)................................ 100
Corporate Case Study (graded in stages).................. 150
Personal Resume............................................................ 50
Class Participation........................................................ 50
Total Points:................................................................... 550
The following distribution of points will be used to determine final grades:
A = 495 » 550 (90 - 100%)
B = 440 » 494 (80 - 90%)
C = 385 » 439 (70 - 80%)
D = 330 » 384 (60 - 70%)
F = 0 » 329 (0 - 60%)
Course Schedule and Assignments
Week Topic Assignment
Aug-29 Introduction, Chpt 1: The Changing Face of Business Read chapter 1 by Thursday
Sep-05 Chpt 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chpt 3: Economic Challenges Facing Contemporary Business Read chapter 2 by Tuesday and chapter 3 by Thursday Resume due by Friday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard
Sep-12 Chpt 3: + Chpt 4: Competing in World Markets Read chapter 4 by TuesdayInitial proposal for group project due by Friday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard
Sep-19 Chpt 4: + Chpt. 5: Forms of Business Ownership and Organization Read chapter 5 by Tuesday
Sep-26 Test #1 and Chpt 6: Starting your own Business: The Entrepreneurship Alternative Test #1 (chapters 1 – 5) on TuesdayRead chapter 6 by ThursdayGroup project presentation plan due by Friday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard
Oct-03 Chpt 7: Management, Leadership and the Internal Organization Read chapter 7 by Tuesday
Oct-10 Group Project Presentations Group project paper due on Monday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard with presentations all week
Oct-17 Chpt 8: Human Resource Management: From Recruitment to Labor Relations
Chpt 9: Top Performance through Empowerment, Teamwork, and Communications Read chapter 8 by Tuesday and chapter 9 by Thursday
Oct-24 Chpt 10: Production and Operations Management and Test #2 Read chapter 10 by TuesdayTest #2 (chapters 6 – 10) on Thursday Case Study Proposal due by Friday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard
Oct-31 Chpt 11: Customer Driven Marketing
Chpt 12: Product and Distribution Strategies Read chapter 11 by Tuesday and chapter 12 by Thursday
Nov-07 Chpt 13: Promotion and Pricing and Test #3Read chapter 13 by Tuesday Test #3 (chapters 11 – 13) on Thursday
Nov-14 Chpt 14: Using Technology to Manage Information
Chpt 15: Understanding Accounting and Financial Statements Read chapter 14 by Tuesday and chapter 15 by ThursdayCase Study Overview due by Friday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard
Nov-21 Chpt 16: The Financial System Read chapter 16 by Tuesday
Nov-28 Chpt 17: Financial Management
Chpt 18: Trends in E-Commerce Read chapter 17 by Tuesday and chapter 18 by Thursday
Dec-05 Research Paper Presentations Case Study paper due on Monday at 9:00 a.m. on Blackboard with presentations all week
Dec-14 Final Test Test #4 (chapters 14 – 18) from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A course calendar is available on-line at: http://mc.coliton.com/BSAD101/_images/calendar.pdf