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2021-2022 Catalog 
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BUS& 101 - Introduction to Business

Credits: 5
Students sample the functional operations of any business, such as accounting, organization, personnel management, marketing, and social responsibility. Students also play the role of investor to experience the market process as it operates through contemporary financial institutions. A survey of the evolution of free market and command economies leads to understanding relationships of business with labor and government in today’s mixed economy.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent. Recommended: Writing skills.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Define business and identify its potential risks and rewards.
  2. Explain how the basic economic questions are answered in both free market and planned economics.
  3. Summarize the differences between the common form of business ownership.
  4. Discuss the management process and some contemporary motivational theories.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate leadership competencies and teamwork skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that most often occur in the modern workplace.
  2. Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to business stakeholders, both orally and in writing.      
  3. Describe the basics of strategic planning and creative problem solving.
  4. Explain the methods for organizing and delegating work.
  5. Discuss self-management skills related to areas such as goal setting, self-esteem, and problem solving.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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