BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
BUSI-1301-01 - Business Principles
|Instructor||Cammack, James E.|
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|Course Description||This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic Skills competency in reading|
Kelly, McGowen & Williams; BUSN 6; ISBN 978-1-133-58748-4. Access to CourseMate (online student companion requiring access code) Materials: you will need ear buds or headphones to listen to audio
content during class.
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. You should log into this course daily. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you fail to log in regularly and/or do not submit course work in a timely manner on multiple occasions. For online students, inactivity for more than 7 days could result in you being dropped from the class. Let me know if you foresee a necessary time of inactivity. For students enrolled in an on-campus class, the instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you miss more than 5 hours of class. In the Content section of your Blackboard interface, you will see folders. All assignments, quizzes, and exams must be completed in the week assigned. Because you have an entire week to complete everything, late work will not be accepted. In addition, there are no
makeups for assignments. If you have questions or issues you should contact me early. Problems which you report to me on the due date are NOT an excuse for turning in assignments late. You should start early enough on your assignments so that, if you do experience problems, we can work them out prior to the due date.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Stock Market Project¡V 10%
Exams - 60%
Assignments (assignments, projects, and quizzes) 30%
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2014 - 1:00 PM|
I. Business and Its Environment
a. Economics: The Framework of Business
b. The World Marketplace: Business Without Borders
c. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good
II. Forming, Owning, and Financing a Business
a. Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits
b. Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel
c. Accounting and Finance
d. Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources
III. Marketing and Management:
a. Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections
b. Marketing in More Detail
c. Management, Motivation & Leadership: Bringing Business to Life
d. Human Resources: Building a Top-Quality Workforce
IV. Emerging Trends and Concluding Topics: The Challenges and Opportunities of Information Technologies and High-Tech Production
a. Managing Information & Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link
b. Operations Management: Putting It All Together
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All assignments for each week are due by 5 p.m. on Friday. Reading assignments for the week should be done by Monday and a reading exam over the required reading will typically be given each Monday. ***
Week 1 8/25/2014 Course Introduction, Syllabus Review, PSLO Alpha Pretest, Introductions, and Chapter 1
Week 2 9/1/2014 Economics: The Framework of Business (Chapter 2)
Week 3 9/8/2014 9/1/14 Labor Day ¡V no class The World Marketplace: Business Without Borders (Chapter 3)
Week 4 9/15/2014 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good (Chapter 4) and Test 1
Week 5 9/22/2014 Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits (Chapter 6)
Week 6 9/29/2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel (Chapter 7)
Week 7 10/6/2014 Oct 3 Final day to drop or withdraw from classes without academic penalty Accounting and Finance (Selected topics from Chapters 8 and 9)
Week 8 10/13/2014 Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources (Chapter 10)
Week 9 10/20/2014 Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources (Chapter 10) and Test 2
Week 10 10/27/2014 Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections (Chapter 11)
Week 11 11/3/2014 Marketing in More Detail (Selected Topics from Chapters 12 and 13)
Week 12 11/10/2014 Management, Motivation & Leadership: Bringing Business to Life (Chapter 14) and Test 3
Week 13 11/17/2014 Human Resources: Building a Top-Quality Workforce (Chapter 15)
Week 14 11/24/2014 Managing Information & Technology: Finding New Ways to Learn and Link (Chapter 16) November 27-28 Thanksgiving Break -no class
Week 15 12/1/2014 Dec 3 is the last class day Fall semester Note: this is a short week and assignments will be due Wednesday instead of Friday. Operations Management: Putting It All Together (Chapter 17) PSLO Alpha Posttest
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||PSLO Alpha: Reading skills -- Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills ¡V Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information PSLO 2: Communication Skills ¡V Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills ¡V Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable fats resulting in information conclusions PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills ¡V Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities|
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (measure: pre/post test) Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Identify major business functions of accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. (PSLO 2 and 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams) 2. Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams) 3. Explain forms of ownership, including their advantages and disadvantages. (PSLO 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study questions) 4. Identify and explain the domestic and international considerations for today¡¦s business environment: social, economic, legal, ethical, technological, competitive, and international. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study) 5. Identify and explain the role and effect of government on business. (PSLO 1 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams) 6. Describe the importance and effects of ethical practices in business and be able to analyze
business situations to identify ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses. (PSLO 1 and 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercises) 7. Describe basic financial statements and show how they reflect the activity and financial condition of a business. (PSLO 3 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise) 8. Explain the banking and financial systems, including the securities markets, business financing, and basic concepts of accounting. (PSLO 1: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise) 9. Explain integrity, ethics, and social responsibility as they relate to leadership and management. (PSLO 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams) 10. Explain the nature and functions of management. (PSLO 2 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams; application/case study exercise) 11. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of information technology for businesses. (PSLO 1 and 5 Measures: embedded test questions; hands-on exercises and exams)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||You are expected to complete all exams and quizzes completely on your own with no assistance from anyone else and no use of notes or textbook or any other materials unless specifically expressed in the exam instructions. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing previous homework, accessing websites, and communication with others when taking the exam. You are also NOT allowed to share information about exams or quizzes with anyone whatsoever.|
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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