MGMT100 Introduction to Business

Department of Business Studies: Management

I. Course Number and Title
MGMT100 Introduction to Business
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course satisfies a General Education requirement in Diversity, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Social Sciences.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course examines the social, legal, ethical, economic and political interactions of business and society in the United States and internationally. Business and non-business majors learn about the relationship and impact of business to society in which they are citizens, consumers, and producers.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. cite the positive and constructive force that business plays by making available the goods and services, jobs, and income that our society must have to exist and thrive [Social Science;
    2. classify different economic philosophies (capitalism, socialism, and communism), and outline why and how these different systems attempt to accomplish their common economic functions;
    3. summarize contemporary business concepts, principles, and practices that explain how businesses are formed, how they operate, and why and how effective management is important to their success;
    4. apply a framework of business terminology to better understand global business;
    5. demonstrate appropriate library research, analytical, and communications skills in the field of business [Information Literacy];
    6. apply the case method of analysis in order to simulate or illustrate the process of business decision making [Critical Thinking]; and
    7. identify prejudice, stereotypes, and misuses of power that affect the lives of women and/or minorities in business and industry [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

    1. nature of business and the profit motive
    2. prevalent world economic systems of socialism, capitalism, and communism
    3. government-business relationship and its effect on society in the U.S.
    4. basic forms of business ownership
    5. Federal Reserve System
    6. available career choices
    7. stock market functions and implications for business and our society
    8. marketing function
    9. labor management relations and their relationship to social responsibility
    10. operations and production management
    11. human resource management
    12. motivational approaches available to the manager
    13. issues of women and minorities
    14. morality and ethics
    15. organization principles
    16. social responsibility and ethics
    17. how to work effectively in a small group
    18. goal-oriented cooperative efforts
    19. civic and personal responsibilities towards society
    20. social and environmental responsibility of business
    21. international economy and other cultures
    22. information literacy
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course learning goals are assessed using a variety of quizzes, tests, projects, and performance-based tasks, as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructor's course format will be utilized.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Text(s) as selected by the full-time Management/Marketing Area faculty.

    Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 11/05; Core Objectives/Goals added 5/04; Revised 11/2011; New Core 8/2015