Presents the fundamentals of business principles and practices. Business strategies emphasized are decision-making and planning, teamwork, technology, and communication. Topics include analysis of the business environment, starting a new business, managing business and employees, marketing, accounting, and finance.
Kelly, M., & Williams, C. (2015). BUSN 7 (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify the core characteristics of a business and an economy.
Summarize the importance of business ethics and social responsibility.
Develop a fundamental management practice by reflecting upon existing skills.
Outline the state and federal resources available for business development.
Summarize how the fundamental practices of accounting and finance contribute to a business’s success.
Identify effective business practices toward managing information and technology.
Identify the processes and techniques used for marketing a business.
Explain how operations management relates to other departments within a business.
Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains learning outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material.
Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook.
Chapter presentations are provided in each unit study guide to aid students in their course of study.
Unit Quizzes: This course contains two Unit Quizzes, one to be completed at the end of Units I and VII. Quizzes are used to give students quick feedback on their understanding of the unit material and are composed of
Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units II-VI. Specific
information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with the Unit II-VI Assignments. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
Final Exam (proctored): Students are to complete a Final Exam in Unit VIII. All Final Exams are proctored–see
below for additional information. You are permitted four (4) hours to complete this exam, in the presence of your approved proctor. This is an open book exam. Only course textbooks and a calculator, if necessary, are allowed when taking proctored exams. The Final Exam is composed of multiple-choice and short essay questions.
Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions.
Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.