NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BUS101 – Introduction to Business
Spring 2013 BUS101 Business Syllabus PDF Download
Instructor: Bernard (Bill) Zannini Email: email@example.com
Office: C304E Phone: (978) 556-3369
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Proficiency Requirements: Basic Reading, Basic Writing
Electives: Satisfies Business, Free
Description: This course will introduce students to the environment in which business is transacted in modern times by presenting an overview of functional areas of business and the basic concepts of the business world. Recommended for beginning business and non-business majors.
BUSN5, 2013 edition, Kelly / McGowan
Southwestern Cengage Learning, ISBN-13: 978-1-111-82673-4
Chapters 1 -7, 14 – 17, and 11 of BUSN5
Additional reading assignments will be posted during the semester
- Identify current business trends both domestically and internationally.
- Explain how proper business management benefits consumers and employees.
- Analyze and explain the basis for how Human Resources are managed.
- Compare and contrast the different types of business ownership.
- Evaluate and classify various marketing strategies.
- Verbalize both oral and in writing how technology can help a business manage information.
Teaching methods include lectures, interactive class discussions, computer & group activities, use of PowerPoint presentations and Internet Web Sites, including Business Resource Databases (NECC Library).
TOPICS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
Business Now: Change is the only constant Economics
The World Marketplace Ethics & Social Responsibility
Forms of Business Ownership Entrepreneurship
Management, Motivation, & Leadership Business Communications
Managing Information & Technology Operations Management
Human Resource Management Marketing
TYPES OF EXAMS AND PROJECTS:
EXAMS: There will be quizzes during the semester as required. There will be three major exams, which will contain objective (true/false, fill-ins, multiple choices and matching) questions and problems.
PROJECTS / REPORTS / PRESENTATIONS: Business Topic Review and Analysis – the criteria will be provided to the students during the 9th week of classes. The papers are due the week prior to the Final Exam with No Exceptions. Students will be required to present material in class as part of their homework and project assignments.
HOMEWORK: All homework assignments handed in for credit will be typed with 1” borders, double-spaced, and size 12 fonts. You can research information on the Internet and include it in your response, but you must cite all references that you use. Written assignments should be written primarily in your own words, and you should include examples where appropriate. Lastly, make sure you proof-read your assignment before submitting it for grading.
A student must notify me prior to the date of the exam if they are unavailable for the exam. A student who fails to take an exam at the scheduled time must contact me immediately to determine if a make-up is permitted. Only in extreme situations will make-up exams be allowed.
GRADING AND EVALUATION:
Presented here are the weights and values assigned to the course requirements used in determining the student’s grade:
|Exam on Chapters 1 – 4||15%|
|Exam on Chapters 5 – 7||15%|
|Exam on Chapters 14 – 17 w/Marketing Overview||20%|
|Participation / Class Discussion||10%|
|Grade||QP Value||Number Range||Grade||QP Value||Number Range|
|A||4.00||93 – 100||A-||3.70||90 – 92|
|B+||3.30||87 – 89||B||3.00||83 – 86|
|B-||2.70||80 – 82||C+||2.30||77 – 79|
|C||2.00||73 – 76||C-||1.70||70 – 72|
|D+||1.30||67 – 69||D||1.00||60 – 66|
|F||0.00||59 or less|
The following grades do not affect a student’s grade average:
W Withdrawal from course by student within Period 2 (please see Academic Catalog)
NW Student is withdrawn (NP’d) by instructor (please see Academic Catalog)
Cell phones must be turned off while in class. Students engaging in the use of a cell phone will be asked to leave the classroom and will not be able to return. Continued use of a cell phone in class will result in the student being dropped from the course.
The attendance sheet will be available at the beginning of the class. Ten (10) minutes after the start of the class the attendance sheet will be collected by the instructor and no longer available for students to sign in. Students should allow themselves time to travel to the college and to be seated in the classroom at the beginning of the class.
LEAVING THE CLASS
Leaving the class while in session is distracting to the students and the instructor. Please use the restroom facilities prior to entering class. Also, complete all phone calls and text messaging before the class begins.
ATTENDANCE AND NON-PARTICIPATION
Students are expected to attend each meeting of each class in which they are enrolled and to be on time. The class instructor has full and final authority to decide whether a student is permitted to make up work missed through absence, and on what terms. Attendance will be taken during the class period. Three (3) or more absences for the semester are considered excessive. A student is responsible for the work of the class during any period of absences. Absences and tardiness will affect the student’s grade.
Faculty has the academic authority to remove students from their class for non-attendance or non-participation. A non-participating (NP) student is one who, because of absences, missed quizzes, tests or papers, or inappropriate classroom behavior has fallen behind the work of the class to such a degree that the instructor feels the student is not likely to attain a passing grade. In most cases, circumstances would indicate to the teacher that the student has dropped the course but neglected to drop it officially.
When students are removed from a class due to non-participation (NP), a grade of NW (Withdrawal via non-participation) or WF (Failure due to non-participation) will be assigned and recorded on their transcripts. Students who are NP’d will receive a letter from the Registrar’s office along with instructions on reinstatement procedures.
Northern Essex Community College’s commitment to student success involves the evaluation of student work to help ensure that students are achieving the learning outcomes targeted by our programs and the college. This process may involve the collection of student classroom products for evaluation at the program, department, or college levels. When collected for this purpose, students’ names will be removed from the products so that the assessing is done anonymously. Evaluations carried out at the program, department, or college levels will not impact students’ course grades. The process of assigning grades will continue to be the responsibility of the course instructor.
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Students please note: if you have been approved for testing accommodations through the Learning Accommodations Center, remember to discuss with instructor in advance.
ACADEMIC ETHICS AND PLAGIARISM
Students are responsible for maintaining high standards of academic honesty and integrity. Plagiarism is clearly an example of a violation of Academic Ethics and is a major offense. The college defines plagiarism as the use of any other person’s work or ideas as one’s own without giving appropriate credit.
Instructors are required to provide students with a clear written definition of plagiarism applicable in their discipline as part of their course syllabus, which they provide students during the first two weeks of each course.
Students are responsible for understanding what plagiarism is in each of their classes. The college’s definition and that of your instructor will be used as a criterion against which all plagiarism allegations will be judged. Instances of plagiarism will be dealt with first by the instructor who discovers, or is made aware of the incident. Instructors must discuss the evidence of plagiarism with the student prior to taking action. Instructors who take actions as a result of a plagiarism incident may report such action to the Office of Academic Affairs. There shall be a range of penalties at the discretion of the instructor from Failure in Course to Suspension or Dismissal from the college. The Office of Academic Affairs may take disciplinary action against students who are reported for plagiarism.
Students have a right to file a grievance if they feel that the action taken in the alleged plagiarism case discriminated or abrogated their individual or student rights. Students can refer to the “Student Grievance Procedure”, which is in the Student Handbook.
Northern Essex Community College recognizes the medical evidence that indicates that smoking is a serious health hazard, and that this hazard includes those exposed to secondhand smoke. Where a primary responsibility of the College is to provide a safe and healthful working and learning environment, this responsibility has led to the following proposed policy:
Smoking is prohibited within the confines of all college grounds, buildings and property including college vehicles. (Smoking will only be allowed in private vehicles lawfully parked on campus lots that the smoker is authorized to be in).
Effective implementation of the policy depends on the courtesy, respect and cooperation of all members of the campus community. Complaints concerning employees of the College should be brought to the attention of the employee’s immediate supervisor, or in the alternative to the Dean of Human Resources or the Director of Human Resources. Complaints concerning students should be brought to the attention of a campus security officer, who may refer the matter to the College’s Student Disciplinary Officer, and any official actions taken will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. It is anticipated that violators would first be admonished and provided with educational literature. Disciplinary measures would be expected to be reserved for repeat infractions or infractions that interfere with the College’s academic or workplace needs or responsibilities. Visitors who fail to comply with the policy may be prohibited from remaining on or returning to campus.
Northern Essex Community College is a community of learners. All members of this community deserve an environment that fosters maximum academic and personal growth. Among the elements of a good learning environment are safety, respect, orderliness and freedom from all forms of harassment or abuse.
Most students understand these things instinctively, and behave appropriately. But some students are not aware of what is expected in a college setting, and others just need to be reminded. Most of what we expect from our students is simple common courtesy, like treating others the way you want to be treated, with honesty and respect. In a classroom setting it includes things like raising your hand, paying attention, waiting your turn, and listening to others. The right to attend college comes with responsibility, to your peers, your instructors and yourself.
Because nobody is perfect, we have a more formal Code of Conduct. This Code helps insure our classrooms and our college community is not only safe, but free of disruptive behaviors that may interfere with learning. Your success as a student is our primary goal. Enforcing this Code is our way of making sure we provide you with the best possible learning environment.
The Four Regulations Governing Student Conduct:
1. Students are responsible for obeying all federal and state laws, and all civic and college regulations, and for insuring that any guests they bring on campus follow the codes of behavior required of students.
2. Students are responsible for respecting individuals and groups, their property and the property of the college itself.
3. Students are responsible for behaving, on campus and elsewhere while under the auspices of NECC, in ways that enable the college’s mission of teaching and learning to be fulfilled in an atmosphere of safety and encouragement for all.
4. Students are responsible for maintaining high standards of academic honesty and integrity.
Beware of the Three D’s:
Disorderly, Disruptive and Disrespectful Behavior
Behavior that is disorderly, disruptive or disrespectful interferes with the college’s mission of teaching and learning and will be dealt with accordingly. Examples of this behavior include: sleeping in class, talking during presentations, speaking out of turn/calling out, using inappropriate language and/or swearing, repeatedly coming to class late or leaving early (without instructor’s permission), leaving class during lectures/presentations, walking in front of the instructor during lecture, etc.
Any behavior that interferes with instruction, discussion or any aspect of learning in the classroom may be considered disruptive. If you think it may be disruptive, ask before you do it. If you don’t want to ask, it’s probably not appropriate classroom behavior. When in doubt, be polite.
For a complete explanation of the College’s Code of Conduct, and specific examples of violations and sanctions, please consult the College Web Site at www.necc.mass.edu. To access the Code of Conduct click on Student Services, then College Policies, Statements and Disclosures; then Handbook Index.
NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BUS101 – Introduction to Business
|Class / Week||
Chapter Title or Topic
|1||Introduction to Course
Business Now: Change is the only Constant
|2||Economics: The Framework for Business||2|
|3||The World Marketplace: Business without Borders||3|
|Happy Presidents Day – February 18th|
|4||The World Marketplace: Business without Borders (continued)||3|
|5||Business Ethics and Social Responsibility:
Doing Well by Doing Good
|6||Exam I: Chapters 1 to 4
Creating and Delivering Messages that Matter
|7||Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits||6|
|8||Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship:
Economic Rocket Fuel
|Spring Break –March 18th – 23rd|
|9||Exam II: Chapters 5 to 7
Project Report: Business Topic Review and Analysis
Management, Motivation, and Leadership:
Bringing Business to Life
|Professional Day – March 29th|
|10||Management, Motivation, and Leadership:
Bringing Business to Life (continued)
|11||Human Resource Management:
Building a Top-Quality Workforce
|12||Managing Information and Technology:
Finding New Ways to Learn and Link
|Patriot’s Day – April 15th|
|13||Operations Management: Putting it All Together||17|
|14||Project Papers are Due this Week
Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections
|15||Exam III: Chapters 14 – 17 w/ Overview of Marketing|