BGEN 105 (01) Introduction to Business
Rahall 315 Monday 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Instructor: Tammy Anderson, MAOM
Office/Hours: By Appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to provide students an overall concept and fundamentals of the real world business in a changing environment. Additionally, students will receive a broad indoctrination to the fields of study in business academia. This course intends to use the method of experiential learning to encourage hands-on and entertaining education of the world of business.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should understand * global business environment * basic supply and demand theory * comparative economic systems * ethics and social responsibility * globalization and international business * the roles and functions of managers * product development and entrepreneurship * the fundamental forms of business organization * product marketing and customer satisfaction * basic accounting and financial concepts * human relations and teamwork * business innovation
COURSE TEXT: Ferrell, Hirt, and Ferrell, Business: A Changing World, 8th Edition. (Irwin – McGraw-Hill). ISBN: 978-0-07-351175-7
90-100 (%) A
80-89 (%) B
70-79 (%) C
60-69 (%) D
Homework (5 assignments) 100pts
Final Exam 100pts
Zero performance in any of the above criteria will result in a course failure.
360-400 points (90-100%) = A
320-359 points (80-89%) = B
280-319 points (70-79%) = C
240-279 points (60-69%) = D
<239 points =F
Home work and in-class practice: Homework and in-class participation (including attendance, discussion, case study, etc) will be assigned and administered at the discretion of the instructor. Home works are designed to promote class readiness and learning reinforcement. Homework should be typed and all assignments are due at the beginning of class on the designated date. Untyped or late assignment will not be graded.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be given periodically throughout the semester as needed to ensure class participation and homework assignments are complete. .
Exams: There will be one mid-term administered throughout the semester. The final written exam will cover all material covered throughout the semester.
Outside Assignments: These will vary in content and frequency and will be assigned during class to be turned in at the start of the next class period.
Group Project: You will be assigned a group and must work on this project throughout the semester. The purpose of the Group Project is to promote application of the textbook information while working within a team environment.
Attendance Requirement: Attendance and class participation are important for a successful completion of this course. Students are required to attend class. Assignments or tests missed as a consequence of an unexcused and undocumented absence will not be allowed to be “made up”.
Make-up exams will be given only if the absence is due to: (a) medical emergency, (b) participation in college related activities. If a student misses more than 4 scheduled class periods, his/her grade will be reduced by one letter grade. The first day, mid and final exam days are not credited. If you miss a class and an assignment, it is your responsibility to obtain that assignment. Your absenteeism does not relieve you of the assignment and due date. Late assignments will not be accepted. More than two tardies will count as an absence and you will not be allowed to join class.