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2015-16 College Catalog

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BMGT-100 Introduction to Business and Organization

In this course, students will explore all of the primary disciplines in business on an introductory level: economics, human resource management, finance options, managerial accounting principles and marketing strategies. Students will examine challenges present in the current business environment and consider them with an eye toward ethics, social responsibility and effective management strategies in a global economy. The course is kept current by students' exposure to guest speakers and case analyses. Some written and oral reports will be required from these activities. This course is ideal both for students who wish to pursue a career in business and those who wish to gain a better understanding of the business world in which they live.

Credits

3

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Discriminate among various types of economic systems present in the world.

2. Identify some of the current issues in social responsibility globally, reflect upon the cultures and values of self and others and describe how ethics impacts social responsibility and interconnectedness from an economic perspective.

3. Analyze the role and interconnectedness of global information technology particularly as it relates to operations management.

4. Compare and contrast various forms of business ownership.

5. Relate the various functions and perspectives of management to the process of organizing a globalized business.

6. Define and explain the multiple perspectives of human resources management relative to global competitiveness related to recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating employees across cultures.

7. Analyze the role of accounting in business.

8. Describe the role of global financial markets and the options for short- and long-term financing.

9. Describe the marketing process including product, price, distribution, and promotion of products for single and, through an exploration of various worldviews, multinational markets.

10. Function in a group to complete a team project that requires developing strategies to complete class assignments and meet deadlines, presenting findings both orally and in writing, and, working effectively in diverse and collaborative settings.