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(BUSM 180) Introduction to Business

The role of commercial enterprise in modern society, challenges inherent in starting and growing a business, core functions of management, exploration of career options.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

The student will be expected to achieve the following objectives:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the forces that shape the business and economic structure of the United States of America.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the major functions of business including Management, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Investments, and Information Technology.
3. Explain why business ethics is an integral part of every business organization 4. Identify in the field of business, the cross-disciplinary role of modern business people, and the relevance of business knowledge and skills in any professional career.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic changing nature of modern business in an informational, technological, and global environment.
6. Describe issues relevant to competitive business practices and successful practice in the workforce across cultural and national boundaries.
7. Recognize and competently compare and contrast alternate views in ethical behavior, criteria in managing a diverse workforce, and the levels of social responsibility expected in current business practice.
8. Demonstrate competence by applying knowledge of basic business principles and practice through written case analysis, class presentations and discussions. 9. Recognize the basic tenets of information technology and the value of the Internet in current business practice.