Building a Business in a Global Environment
-- MGT 100
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Excellence in Business
Bovee, Thill, Mescon
Prentice Hall Publishers, 2007
A Pocket Style Manual
Or equivalent resource
Any new business shares some common activities such as designing innovative products,
raising capital, acquiring customers, managing the work and identifying growth opportunities.
This course takes an entrepreneurial approach to building a business in the global environment.
Students will work on the development of one or more business concepts both individually and
as part of teams. Through projects, they will develop an understanding of all business functions
such as management, marketing, finance and production along with an introduction to the
career opportunities available to them through Champlain College's "clusters" of career-focused
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Describe the characteristics, organization and operations of business while addressing
the following topics: ownership, ethics, management, marketing, production, finance,
operations, human resources, team process, and planning.
Describe ways of establishing a business and the importance of business planning.
Identify reasons for growth and change in business, naming important trends in the
business environment related to challenge and opportunity.
Identify and investigate the scope and diversity of career opportunities in the business
field. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in business decisions.
Identify and access standard sources of information about business, including on-line
Develop teamwork and communication skills.