Week 01 - BCOR 1010 Introduction to Business Instructor:...

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BCOR 1010 Introduction to Business Instructor: Kevin McMahon Office: Room 435H Koelbel Email: kevin.mcmahon@colorado.edu Office Hrs: Monday 9:30 – 11:00, Thursday 1:00 – 2:30 or by appointment
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Today Administrative Introduction Course Outline Preview - The Economic Environment
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Admin Office Hours Room 435H Koelbel Mondays 9:30 – 11:00 Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30 Email: kevin.mcmahon@colorado.edu
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Kevin McMahon Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it’s been . . . C M
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Business Experience How many of you have started your own business?
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Business Experience How many of you have started your own business? Babysitting?
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Business Experience How many of you have started your own business? Babysitting? Lawn Mowing?
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Business Experience How many of you have started your own business? Babysitting? Lawn Mowing? Lemonade Stand?
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Business Experience How many of you have started your own business? Babysitting? Lawn Mowing? Lemonade Stand? What business decisions need to be made for a lemonade stand?
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Lemonade Stand Business Decisions Competitive Environment Location Advertising/Promotion/Pricing Business Form Partnership/Sole Proprietorship Financing Operations HRM Policies Hours Benefits
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BCOR 1010 Perceptions/Rumors?
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Goals The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship of business functions and, more generally, the role and context of business in society
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Goals Gain a basic knowledge of the different functional areas of business Understand the basic trade-offs in business decisions Gain personal insight into your interests and career goals
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Components of the Class The Syllabus Class Lectures Recitations- Cases Reading “Wish Lists” Guest Speakers Wall Street Journal
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Syllabus Reading is for the date listed See ‘text’ page numbers
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Online Wall Street Journal 1 2 3
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Course Grading Midterm #1 15% Midterm #2 25% Final Exam 40% 1 Pg Paper 5% Logs (6) 5% Co. Research Presentation 5% Recitation 5%
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Course Exams Designed to test conceptual understanding Trade-offs Exams are typically: 20-25 Questions Essay Short Answer ID and Significance
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Log Assignment Six one page papers ‘Remarkable’ business conduct Collected twice during term 5% of grade
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Research Presentation Company Research Project Assigned Groups Assigned Companies Library Research Session [3/13] 5 - 7 minute presentations 5% of grade
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One Page Paper Really, one page ‘Remarkable Business Conduct’ Not a business decision Due April 24th 5% of grade
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Recitations Fridays- small groups Answer Case Questions in Advance Practical Cases ‘Real World’ Examples Cases are on exams Opportunity Experienced Instructors
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