Business Common Professional Components – BUSI 390

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course is designed to meet the common professional component for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Students in business-related programs need to attain general business competencies such that they may be better suited to understand the business environment. This course allows students to attain the minimal competencies required by ACBSP, such that their degrees are accredited as business-related programs. Covers 20 hours of the Common Professional Core.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course is designed for students in the Informatics and Information Technology undergraduate degrees. This ensures that students graduating from this program have met at least 30 hours of the common professional component requirements for ACBSP accreditation.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and module presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

As the first activity in this course, please read the syllabus and Student Expectations. After reading the syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

ALC Assignments (11)

The student will complete 11 ALCs, using Peregrine’s Academic Leveling Course Modules. A pre-test on each of the 11 business component subject areas will be given. If a sufficient score of 70% is earned, the student will proceed to the next module. If a sufficient score of 70% is not earned, the students will be required to go through the module and complete all exercises. Upon completion of the exercises, a post-exam will be given. Students are given two opportunities for each of the 11 post-exams. Failure of any module will result in failure of the course, as the passing of all modules is required.

At the completion of each module, a certificate will be made available. Each certificate must then be uploaded to Canvas using the appropriate links. Links within Canvas are labeled with abbreviated titles that match the ALC. Students will upload either the pre-test or the post-test certificate that shows the passing score. The completion scores will be verified against a report received from Peregrine. Academic integrity policies will be followed. Any discrepancies in the submission documents by the students and the Peregrine report will be investigated and handled accordingly.

No partial points are given on modules; full points are awarded for passing the module with a minimum score of 70%. Zero points are awarded for not achieving the 70% minimum score.

Quiz: Check-Ins (3)

Students are required to check in during weeks two (2), four (4), and six (6) using the appropriate links in Canvas. This will be used to gauge progress throughout the course.