NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Introduction to Business

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Business
    B. Course Number: BU 113 - 30231
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Howell, Chris
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 222
    H. Email Address: CHowell@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2659
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:45:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-12:45:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-12:45:00 PM (MST);
    I will make every effort to respond to e-mails within 24 hours Mon - Fri and before noon on Monday for messages sent over the weekend. Students may contact me to make an appointment outside of office hours if needed.

    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course includes methods and practices in the business world, business terminology, opportunities in business, contributions of business to our society, and provides a foundation for more specialized study. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is a survey of methods and practices in the business world, business terminology, opportunities in business, contributions of business to our society. Provides a foundation for more specialized study. Three lecture hours per week. There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Course Transferability: This course provides a foundation for more specialized study. Students should check with their advisor / counselor to ensure that courses are transferable to other institutions.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    BUSN, 10th ed.

    Kelly, McGowen, & Williams

    ISBN: 978-1-337-11669-5


    Previous edition may be used.



    Note: Students who choose to obtain the required textbook from a vendor other than the NMJC Bookstore are responsible for ensuring they have it by the beginning of class. No extensions will be granted because 'my book hasn't arrived yet.'




    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)




    Suggested:

    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

    ISBN: 1-43-380561-8

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    
    Grading Policy
    Chapter Quizzes (17) 30%
    Assignments (6) 35%
    Exams (3) 35%

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to business concepts. Business is fundamental to the American way of life. Offering an understanding of the elements of business is thus central to the university and college task of training students for good citizenship. It is, in fact, vital to the ultimate preservation of our economic system.



    Upon completion of this class, students should be able to:


  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The instructor will respond to student e-mail by the end of the next business day.

    Assignments will be graded within seven days of the DUE date.




    This course is 100% online. Assignments, quizzes, and exams will be submitted through Canvas.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE
    BU 113  Introduction to Business
       
    Module Zero Due: January 22
      Assignment - Learning Styles Inventory
           Syllabus Quiz
    Module One Due: January 29
    Ch  1 Business Now
    Ch  2 Economics
    Ch  3 The World Marketplace
    Ch  4 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Appendix 2 Business Law
    Ch  5 Business Communication
      Assignment - Business Ethics
           Exam One
       
    Module Two Due: February 5
    Ch  6 Business Formation
    Ch  7 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
      Assignment - Small Business Options
       
    Module Three Due: February 12
    Ch  8 Accounting
    Ch  9 Finance
    Ch 10 Financial Markets
      Assignment - Financial Analysis
           Exam Two
       
    Module Four Due: February 19
    Ch 11 Marketing
    Ch 12 Product and Promotion
    Ch 13 Distribution and Pricing
      Assignment - Marketing Evaluation
       
    Module Five Due: March 5
    Ch 14 Management, Motivation, and Leadership
    Ch 15 Human Resource Management
    Ch 16 Managing Information and Technology
    Ch 17 Operations Management
      Assignment - Executive Summary of Business Plan
       
    Appendix Personal Finance
       
       
      Comprehensive Final Exam