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 - 30326
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: W 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Roddenberry, Mark
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: mroddenberry@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: BUC218
  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, 9th ed.

    Kelly, McGowen, & Williams

    ISBN: 978-1-305-49732-0



    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
    Grading Policy
    Assignments (5) 40%
    Exams (6) 60%
  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    This course is Web Enhanced. Assignments, quizzes, and exams will be submitted through Canvas.

  11. 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 specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend 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.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    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.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    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
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. 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, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE
    BU 113† Introduction to Business
    Module One Due: Sep 20
    Ch† 1 Business Now
    Ch† 2 Economics
    Ch† 3 The World Marketplace
    Ch† 4 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Ch† 5 Business Communication
    †††† Module One Exam - 9/20/17
    Assignment One - 9/20/17
    Module Two Due: Oct 4
    Ch† 6 Business Formation
    Ch† 7 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    †††† Module Two Exam - 10/4/17
    Assignment Two - 10/4/17
    Module Three Due: Oct 25
    Ch† 8 Accounting
    Ch† 9 Finance
    Ch 10 Financial Markets
    †††† Module Three Exam - 10/25/17
    Assignment Three - 10/25/17
    Module Four Due: Nov 8
    Ch 11 Marketing
    Ch 12 Product and Promotion
    Ch 13 Distribution and Pricing
    †††† Module Four Exam - 11/8/17
    Assignment Four - 11/8/17
    Module Five Due: Nov 22
    Ch 14 Management, Motivation, and Leadership
    Ch 15 Human Resource Management
    Ch 16 Managing Information and Technology
    Ch 17 Operations Management
    †††† Module Five Exam - 11/22/17
    Assignment Five - 11/22/17
    Module Six Due: Dec 6
    Appendix 1 Labor Unions and Collective Barganing
    Appendix 2 Business Law
    Appendix Personal Finance
    Module Six Exam - 12/13/17 @ 6pm
    Assignments posted in Canvas