Introduction to Business – BUSI 101

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The student will study all of the major aspects of operating a modern business. Emphasis is given to business practice for both small business and large corporate enterprises.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Introduction to Business will provide students with a general, broad understanding of the current business world and how it is changing, so they can relate to and function effectively in it.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between correct and incorrect approaches to business behavior and practices (PLO’s 2 and 4; Introduced).
  2. Explain business concepts as they relate to application and theory (PLO 1; Introduced).
  3. Synthesize a biblical view of life, work, family, and church through self-evaluation (PLO 3; Introduced).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250350 words.

The thread must include a Scripture reference and at least 2 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, plus the course text, all in current APA format. Each reply must include a Scripture reference and at least 1 scholarly source, plus the course text, all in current APA format.

Connect Assignments (8)

Each student will complete a Connect assignment covering the chapters assigned in each module/week. The Connect assignments provide the student an opportunity to review concepts discussed in the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks.

Research Paper

Topic

The student will choose 1 of the topics from the provided list and submit the topic, along with the rationale for the choice, to the instructor clearly articulated in at least 50 words.

Outline and References

The student will submit an outline and reference page in preparation for the final research paper. The reference page must include at least 5 scholarly, peer-reviewed references. Current APA format must be used.

Final

The student will research and write a 4–5-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on the topic selected in part 1. The paper must include at least 5 scholarly, peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Exams (4)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.