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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 150
Course Title: Introduction to Business
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Comprehensive survey of the major areas of business and its environment. Concepts, issues, and vocabulary are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):


Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Contemporary Business
By Boone & Kurtz (Thomson/Southwestern)
Understanding Business
By Nickels & McHugh & McHugh (McGraw-Hill)
The Future of Business
By Gitman & McDaniel (Thomson/Southwestern)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain how businesses are formed and organized and identify the key functional areas of business.
  2. Identify the economic challenges of doing business in a global environment
  3. Explain how to manage, motivate, and lead an organization to meet organization goals.
  4. Describe the role of marketing and how it is used to advance company goals. 
  5. Describe how companies use accounting and financial information.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Business in a global environment
  • Business ethics and social responsibility
  • Economic and legal challenges facing business
  • Starting and organizing a business
  • Management, leadership, and the internal organization
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing management
  • Accounting and financial statements
  • Managing financial resources

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Sally Wells Date: April 9, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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