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					BUS1013 – Introduction to Business




Syllabus
BUS 1013 – Introduction to Business
Course Information
  BUS 1013 – Introduction to Business
  Instructor: Johnny Howard
  E-mail: jhoward@asumh.edu
  Phone: 870.508.6271

Instructor Availability
Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Afternoon office hours may be available by appointment.

Textbook
Primary Text

                        BUSN, Fourth Edition by Kelly/McGowen. South-Western Cengage Learning,
                        Mason, OH 2012.

                        ASUMH Mission Statement
                        The mission of ASUMH is to LEAD through educational
                        opportunities.
                        Lifelong Learning
                        Enhanced Quality of Life
                        Academic Accessibility, and
                        Diverse Experiences



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Purpose and Objectives of the Course
Concepts, principles, and operations of the private enterprise system are identified in this
course. Students compare and contrast sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations,
and they learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. This course also discusses the
functions of modern business management, marketing, and ethics and social responsibility.
Human resource management is described as well as how employers can motivate their
employees. Bookkeeping, financial management, and financial statements are also examined.


Course Objectives:

              exhibit an understanding of the concepts, principles, and operation of the private
               enterprise system.

              evaluate and contrast major economic systems in business throughout the world.

              describe the various legal forms of business ownership such as sole
               proprietorship, partnership and corporation, the nature of each, the processes
               involved in creating each and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

              identify the functions of modern management in business organizations and how
               these functions are evolving in response to changes in the external and internal
               environments in technology, diversity, competition, and government regulations.

              exhibit an understanding of the marketing function and describe the concepts
               and process involved in designing product strategy, promotional strategy,
               distribution strategy, and pricing strategy.

              explain the importance of and the role of the financial management function and
               illustrate the concepts and processes involved in managing the acquisition and
               allocation of short-and long-term funds.

Guidelines
Academic Integrity/Plagiarism
Dishonesty in any form, including but not limited to plagiarism, submitting assignments prepared
by others, unauthorized possession of exams, or using unauthorized materials during exams,
may result in the student being withdrawn from the class with a failing grade or being
suspended from the university. For further information, refer to the ASUMH Catalog and Student
Handbook.


Attendance
Regular attendance is essential in a college-level course. Students should miss no more than
three hours of classroom instruction per semester. Instructors monitor attendance in an onlnine
class based on participation in the class as evidenced by turning in assignments, participating in
discussion boards, or corresponding via e-mail. Excessive absences may be penalized,
including failure of the course, at the discretion of the instructor. Makeup work is at the
discretion of the instructor. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal, and the
appropriate withdrawal process must be followed. See the ASUMH catalog and student
handbook for the withdrawal procedure.



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Incomplete Grade
At the faculty member's discretion, a grade of Incomplete may be granted during the last week
of a course provided all of the following criteria are met:
   1. The student has completed 75 percent of the course work with a passing grade.
   2. The faculty member determines that an "Incomplete" is appropriate under the
      circumstances.
   3. Attendance requirements have been met for the course, and the student/learner is
      therefore eligible for a grade.
   4. Student/learner is earning a passing grade in the course on the submitted assignments
      and participation at the time the Incomplete is requested.
   5. Student/learner requests, in writing to the Instructor, a grade of Incomplete during the
      last week of class, prior to the course end date.
   6. Student/learner and faculty enter into a written agreement containing:
       a) A course completion plan;
       b) A clearly identified extended course deadline not to exceed three (3) weeks from the
          original course end date; and
   7. Unless the faculty and student/learner have entered into an Incomplete grade agreement
      before the course ends, assignments submitted after the last day of class will not be
      accepted.


Late Assignments
Assignments are late if they are not posted by 11:59 p.m. ASUMH Time C.S.T. /C.D.T. The
day they are due. Unless the student/learner and instructor have negotiated and mutually
agreed upon an alternative submission date in advance, late assignments receive a 10%
deduction for each day they are late. Assignments more than three days late will not be
accepted. Technological issues are not considered valid grounds for late assignment
submission. In the event of a server outage, students should submit assignments through email
to the instructor and post to Blackboard when systems are restored. Unless an Incomplete
grade has been granted, student/learner assignments submitted after the last day of class
will not be accepted.


Length of Course
Your ASUMH course lasts for 15 weeks. You are expected to be online each of the course
weeks. Expect to be an active participant in your class each week.


Netiquette
      Be friendly, positive and self-reflective.
      Use proper language and titles.
      Leave the characters like smiley faces, and instant message abbreviations out.




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      Ask for clarification. If you are unsure of what was said, or the instructor's directive, or
       are trying to interpret a person's expressions, then ask again.
      Use underscores or asterisks for emphasizing words.
      The use of all caps is offensive.
      Be mindful of your tone.
      Check your spelling.
      Quote back only what is relevant.
      Don't send unsolicited file attachments.
      Use a descriptive subject line. Let your subject line reflect the nature of your message.
       Never leave your subject line Re:something.


Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of ASUMH to accommodate students with disabilities. ASUMH Accommodation
Personnel is responsible for providing arrangements to accommodate students according to
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. At the
beginning of the course, any student with a disability who needs accommodation should inform
ASUMH Accommodation Personnel and the course instructor



Course Assessment and Performance Measures
This is a full semester online course. You will be assessed on your knowledge of the
terminology through vocabulary quizzes. You will also be assessed on your ability to
comprehend and synthesize the course materials by contributing to written assignments and
discussion boards.
                               2 Vocabulary Tests @ 125 points each =                                 250
Grading                        10 Discussion Board Assignments @ 50 points each =                     500
      90 – 100       A        Youtube Question Assignments 10 @ 25 points each=                      250
      80 – 89        B        Points Possible                                                       1000
      70 – 79        C        ** Note – this lists 10 DB assignments and 10 YT assignments, but on the schedule
      60 – 69        D        below, there are actually more assigned. I will only be taking the top 10 grades out
                               of each of the two homework categories into account for your grade. ***
      0 – 59         F
       Partial points will be rounded to the nearest full point to determine the overall course
       grade; for example, 83.4 = 83 and 83.5 = 84.

Weekly Schedule/ASUMH Time
The online class week begins on Monday (Day 1) and ends on Sunday (Day 7). For example,
when an assignment is due on Day 5, it must be posted no later than Friday at 11:59 p.m.
Central Standard Time/Central Daylight (ASUMH Time) year-round (C.S.T. /C.D.T.).




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Course Outline



                                   Course Outline

    Week 1       Day 1: Monday
 January 16 –          MLK Jr. Day - Holiday
  January 20
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Make sure you can sign into Blackboard and review the course
                        materials.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       Review the Getting Started link. Watch the blackboard Tutorial Video
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Begin posting to the Introductions Discussion Board
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Continue posting and commenting on the Introductions Discussion
                        Board

    Week 2       Day 1: Monday
 January 23 –
                       Read Chapter 1 in the Text.
  January 27
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 1 Power Point.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 3       Day 1: Monday
 January 30 –          Read Chapter 2 in the Text.
  February 3
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 2 Power Point.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.



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                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 4       Day 1: Monday
 February 6 –          Read Chapter 3 in the Text.
 February 10
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 3 Power Point.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 5       Day 1: Monday
February 13 –          Read Chapters 4-5 in the Text.
 February 17
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 4-5 Power Points.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 6       Day 1: Monday
February 20 –          Read Chapters 6-7 in the Text.
 February 24
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 6-7 Power Points.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you



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                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 7       Day 1: Monday
February 27 –          Read Chapter 8 in the Text.
  March 2
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 8 Power Point.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

    Week 8       Week Title
  March 5 –      Review and Take Vocabulary Test 1
   March 9

    Week 9       Day 1: Monday
  March 12 –           Read Chapters 9-10 in the Text.
   March 16
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 9-10 Power Points.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.




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   Week 10        Spring Break!!!!!!!
  March 19 –
   March 23

   Week 11        Day 1: Monday
  March 26 –           Read Chapters 11-12 in the Text.
   March 30
                  Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 11-12 Power Points.
                  Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                  Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                  Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

   Week 12        Day 1: Monday
April 2 – April        Read Chapter 13 in the Text.
       6
                  Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 13 Power Point.
                  Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                  Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                  Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

   Week 13        Day 1: Monday
April 9 – April        Read Chapters 14-15 in the Text.
      13
                  Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 14-15 Power Points.
                  Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.




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                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

   Week 14       Day 1: Monday
  April 16 –           Read Chapter 16 in the Text.
   April 20
                 Day 2: Tuesday
                       Review the Chapter 16 Power Point.
                 Day 3: Wednesday
                       View the Youtube Clips and answer the questions utilizing what you
                        learned in the chapter. Begin posting to the discussion board.
                 Day 4: Thursday
                       Continue posting to the Discussion Board and commenting on
                        classmates’ posts.
                 Day 5: Friday
                       Assignments are due by midnight.

   Week 15       Review and Take Vocabulary Test 2
  April 23 –
   April 27




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