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
Course Learning Goals
- 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;
- 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 [Information Literacy];
- apply the case method of analysis in order to simulate or illustrate the process of business decision making [Critical Thinking]; and
- identify prejudice, stereotypes, and misuses of power that affect the lives of women and/or minorities in business and industry [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
The following topics are presented:
- 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 Course Learning GoalsCourse 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 syllabus.
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