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BUS& 101
Intro to Business


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course provides an overview of business, focusing on the world of business today within the context of our global society. Basic principles and concepts include; business models, entrepreneurship, functional areas of business, management, organizational structure, human resources, marketing, information systems, finance, ethics and social responsibility, as well as emerging business topics. Key themes woven throughout the course include exploration of career options and development of business problem-solving skills. Formerly BA 101, Introduction to Business.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and compare a variety of business models, evaluate these in the context of the business environment.
  • Describe the functional areas of business and how they interrelate.
  • Analyze and explain the major internal and external challenges faced by companies moving to a global environment.
  • Explain the key functions of management.
  • Apply an understanding of the market, (Marketing Mix: product, price, place and promotion), brand, and product (development, technology adoption cycle, product life cycle) to a marketing project.
  • Describe the key functions of banks and understand the role of interest rates and credit analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethical business strategies for solving business problems.
  • Demonstrate business problem-solving skills.

  • Course Topics
  • Business models.
  • Functional areas of business.
  • Management.
  • Organizational structure.
  • Human Resources.
  • Marketing.
  • Information systems.
  • Finance.
  • Ethics and social responsibility.
  • Solving business problems.
  • Emerging business topics.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BUS& 101
    Winter 2015
    1815
    Sam Barker
    BUS& 101
    Winter 2015
    5736
    Sam Barker
    BUS& 101
    Fall 2014
    5736
    Sam Barker
    BUS& 101
    Fall 2014
    0303
    Anne Nelson
    BUS& 101
    Fall 2014
    6048
    Jennifer DeJean


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.