BBA Course Outline Fall 2010

BBA Course Outline Fall 2010 - BUSINESS 111 INTRODUCTION TO...

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BUSINESS 111 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATION COURSE OUTLINE Fall 2010 Professor: Jim McCutcheon Sections: A, B, C, D, E Office: SBE 1268 Phone 884-0710, Ext. 2058 (24 hour automated) 884-1970, Ext. 2058 (switchboard 8:30am-5: 30pm) E-mail: jmccutch@wlu.ca Course Website: www.wlu.ca/sbe/bu111 Teaching Assistants: Room P1002 Phone 884-0710, Ext. 2190 Faculty Assistant: Jane Thomas Room SBE 2201, Phone 884-0710, Ext. 2063 Office Hours: Monday /Wednesday 11:30am-12:15pm Tuesday: 1:00-2:00 pm Friday 9:00-10:30 am (by appointment only) Required Texts: Business , 7 th Canadian Edition, R.W. Griffin, R.J. Ebert, F.A. Starke and M.D. Lang: Pearson Prentice Hall, Toronto: 2011 Entrepreneurship , Custom Edition for BU111 and BU121, B.R. Barringer and R.D. Ireland, Pearson Prentice Hall, Toronto, 2009 Business 111 Lab Manual , Twenty-Fifth Edition, Jim McCutcheon and Laura Allan: Captus Press, 2010. iClicker, Available from WLU Bookstore Course Objectives: Business 111 (Lecture Sections A,B,C,D,E) is designed to provide Honours Business students
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with five things: 1. An integrative model or framework that shows the role of management in today’s fast paced and ever changing business environment. 2. An introductory overview to the external business environment and how it affects managerial decision making. Topics covered will include an examination of the Canadian capital markets and financial system, corporate and personal taxation in Canada, personal investing and the role of the stock market, different forms of ownership available to business, corporate structure and governance, business ethics and social responsibility, and the process of management (planning, organizing, motivating/empowering, controlling). The concepts advanced in the course will provide a foundation that will be further developed in Business 121 and senior business courses. 3. A basic business vocabulary. 4. Through active participation in the Lab component of the course, the opportunity to both understand and develop many of the interpersonal and managerial skills required of successful managers. 5. A clear understanding of both the academic and behavioural standards expected of you in the Honours Business Administration Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Since we are a “professional school offering a professional education” these standards and expectations will be consistent with those of Co-op and full time employers. Methodology: In Business 111 three approaches to learning are used: 1. Textbook Readings – Your texts will provide you with a broad overview to the topics covered in the course. This “Big Picture” provides you with a conceptual framework that allows you to understand all of the environmental and functional considerations that impact on managerial decision making. The text also familiarizes students with the terminology or “language” of business. The conceptual framework and terminology provided by your text will prove to be invaluable throughout your four years of study in
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