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APM300 Syllabus

  1. 1. APM300R4 Introduction to Business Syllabus v5.1 BUS 100 Introduction to Business Instructor Course Dates Josh De La Torre, MBA August 6, 2009 – October 6, 2009 e-mail:Jodelat2@phoenix.edu Preferred e-mail: josh_delatorre@ymail.com Online Classroom Hours Online Office Hours Monday 12:00pm – 2:50pm Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am – 12:00pm Course Description This course is designed to be an introduction to the operation of various types of businesses, including business engaging in electronic commerce. Topics covered include an overview of various traditional business and e-business models, building a business, business law, and government regulation. Special emphasis is place on business in the “new economy.” Course Outcomes The course outcomes are the goals of instruction. These outcomes identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a student should have upon completing this course. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Knowledge • Explore the fundamentals of business and economics. • Describe the key aspects of different types of businesses. • Examine how business laws affect business structure and behavior. Skills • Demonstrate how teamwork contributes to successful business growth. • Research essential business principles. Attitudes • Value general business knowledge. Course Prerequisites None Class Breakdown CO/GA/IL Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0 Total Hours: 30 CA/VA Lecture Hours: 36 Lab Hours: 0 Total Hours: 36 ©2009 University of Phoenix Page 1 of 3 Last Modified: 08/25/2009
  2. 2. APM300R4 Introduction to Business Syllabus v5.1 Credit Hours CO/IL/GA = 3.0 Credit Hours CA/VA = 3.5 Credit Hours Course Texts Business, Ninth Edition, William Pride, Robert Hughes, Jack Kapoor Teaching Strategies The teaching strategies for this course include facilitated discussion (with visuals as needed), demonstration, online class discussion, online guided practice, and feedback. Grading Key Graded Assignment: Developing a Business Plan* 35% Key Graded Assignment: Presenting a Business Plan 15% Midterm Exam 10% Final Exam 10% Homework 25% Forum Participation 5% * Indicates that this Key Graded Assignment has a research component. It is recommended that students keep all Key Graded Assignments to use in their portfolio. At the end of each course, each student is assigned a final grade as follows: Grade Quality Points Point Range Interpretation A 4.0 93-100 Excellent A- 3.7 90-92 B+ 3.3 87-89 B 3.0 83-86 Above average B- 2.7 80-82 C+ 2.3 77-79 C 2.0 73-76 Average C- 1.7 70-72 D+ 1.3 66-69 D 1.0 60-65 Below average F 0.0 59 & below Failure I 0.0 Incomplete ©2009 University of Phoenix Page 2 of 3 Last Modified: 08/25/2009
  3. 3. APM300R4 Introduction to Business Syllabus v5.1 Course Completion Requirements Students must achieve a passing grade of D or above by completing all required examinations, submitting all required lab exercises and projects, and meeting the standards of the school attendance policy. Attendance and Classroom Policies Students are expected to adhere to the attendance and tardiness policies stated in the current catalog. This course Introduction to Business will adhere to the University of Phoenix 25% Rule. The 25% rule states; Students who miss 25% of the scheduled class will be subject to withdrawl from the class. Course Topics • Fundamentals of business** • Types of business and business structures • The global business environment • E-business fundamentals and technology • Functions and roles of management • Managing human resources • Teams • Marketing principles • Economics and finance • Related business laws ** = library research ©2009 University of Phoenix Page 3 of 3 Last Modified: 08/25/2009