MIAMI UNIVERSITY, FALL 2010-11
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Sections A (8:00 am), B (9:05 am), C (10:10 am), D (12:45 pm); All classes meet in FSB 0020
COURSE SYLLABUS AND CLASS SCHEDULE
: Prof. (Mr.) Ron Schloemer (pronounced "Schlemmer"). Office: FSB 3068
Hall. Work phone: 529-8597, or you can contact the Management Department secretary in FSB 3056 at 529-
4215. You can also reach me at home: 523-8210.
are before class on MWF, 7-7:50 a.m.,
and from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Tuesday office hours are from 9-11 a.m. Other days and times are by appointment.
Note: I do not have office hours on Thursday
. The best way to contact me at other times is through email:
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS
(1) You are required
to have one textbook for this class:
Nickels, McHugh, and McHugh,
, Ninth Edition, 2010. Chicago: Irwin Press. You do
NOT have to bring your book to class.
RECOMMENDED SUPPORT SOURCES
Although the textbook will provide the necessary background to
understanding business, you will be expected to keep up with and discuss current business events.
Numerous excellent publications are available online, in the library, or at your favorite newsstand that provide
current business news and/or articles of Interest.
Among the most readable business magazines, and ones
that I would recommend, are Bloomberg
, or Fast Company
Complimentary copies and subscription forms – at very affordable student discount -- for Bloomberg
will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
For even more comprehensive and
current business news of the day, perhaps the best financial newspaper available is The Wall Street Journal
For those interested, the WSJ offers excellent semester rates to business students. More information will be
provided early in the term.
: Through a combination of reading, in-class exercises, lectures and discussion, as
well as various writing assignments, this course satisfies the objectives and principles of Miami University’s
plan for liberal education. Specifically, it should encourage you to:
MGT 111 will introduce you to the
basic vocabulary of the business
and fundamental concepts of managing an enterprise to meet the expectations of the
You can expect to be challenged to think critically and independently about the
assumptions you read about or hear in class.
MGT 111 will underscore the
interdisciplinary nature of
, and allow you to integrate a wide array of disciplines, from communicative skills, to
elements of economics, psychology, sociology, and formal reasoning.
By reporting on selected
articles from the mainstream business literature, you will be able to see the parallels and
connections between the textbook and the classroom and “real world” enterprises.