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BUSINESS 111 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATION COURSE OUTLINE Fall 2008 Required Texts: Business , 6 th Canadian Edition, R.W. Griffin, R.J. Ebert, and F.A. Starke: Pearson Prentice Hall, Toronto: 2008 Business Models Made Easy , Don Debelak: Entrepreneur Press, 2006. Business 111 Lab Manual , Twenty-Third Edition, Jim McCutcheon and Laura Allan: Captus Press, 2008. iClicker, Available from WLU Bookstore Course Objectives: Business 111 (Lecture Sections A,B,C,D) is designed to provide Honours Business students 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 environment and how it affects managerial decision making. Topics covered will include an examination of the Canadian financial system, 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.
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Methodology: In Business 111 three approaches to learning are used: 1. Textbook Readings – Your text(s) 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 the Business Administration Program at Laurier. Recognize however, students are not expected to “memorize” the text for examination purposes. 2. Lectures - Two lectures will be given each week. Lectures are designed to provide an in depth examination of a more limited number of topics than those broached in your text . Both the midterm and final examination in Business 111 will be based on the materials
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