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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- 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
- Course Students will:
- 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;
- classify different economic philosophies (capitalism, socialism, and communism), and outline why and how these different systems attempt to accomplish their common economic functions;
- 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;
- apply a framework of business terminology to better understand global business;
- demonstrate appropriate library research, analytical, and communications skills in the field of business; and
- apply the case method of analysis in order to simulate or illustrate the process of business decision making.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- read, interpret, and evaluate local or global events with a view toward their interrelatedness. (1.)
- demonstrate an understanding of solving problems by:
- recognizing the problem
- reviewing information about the problem
- developing plausible solutions
- evaluating the results
- determine the nature and extent of the information needed
- determine the technologies and information appropriate for the information identified
- access needed information effectively and efficiently
- evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system
- develop an understanding of many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information legally and ethically
- identify prejudice, stereotypes, and misuses of power that affect the lives of women and/or minorities in areas such as education, business, politics, religion, or industry.
- practice effective small group communication skills
- demonstrate an understanding of major ethical concerns.
Social PerspectivesStudents will:
Critical Thinking/Problem SolvingStudents will: Information LiteracyStudents will: International, Gender and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will: CollaborationStudents will: Responsible CitizenshipStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- nature of business and the profit motive
- prevalent world economic systems of socialism, capitalism and communism
- government-business relationship and its effect on society in the U.S.
- basic forms of business ownership
- Federal Reserve System
- available career choices
- stock market functions and implications for business and our society
- marketing function
- labor management relations and their relationship to social responsibility
- operations and production management
- human resource management
- motivational approaches available to the manager
- issues of women and minorities
- morality and ethics
- organization principles
- social responsibility and ethics
- how to work effectively in a small group
- goal-oriented cooperative efforts
- civic and personal responsibilities towards society
- social and environmental responsibility of business
- international economy and other cultures
- information literacy
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Course learning goal are assessed using a variety of quizzes, tests and performance-based tasks.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
Social PerspectivesThis core learning goal is assessed by a written assignment or project that requires the students to demonstrate their ability to read, interpret, and evaluate local or business global events with a view toward their interrelatedness.
Critical Thinking/Problem SolvingThis core learning goal is assessed by a written assignment that requires students to analyze a business case study and propose a solution.
Information LiteracyThis core learning goal is assessed by a research paper or project based on a business related topic that requires the students to analyze the information critically.
International, Gender and/or Minority PerspectivesThis core learning goal is assessed by a written assignment or project that reports on and identifies a prejudice, stereotype and misuse of power that exists in the arena of business today and the resulting effects.
CollaborationThis core learning goal is assessed during in-class small group projects that require student to work together in teams.
Responsible CitizenshipThis core learning goal is assessed by a written assignment or project that requires the student to research a current major ethical concern in the arena and suggest a possible solution.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See course format.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 11/05; Core Objectives/Goals added 5/04; Revised 11/2011