MANAGEMENT 101 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

 

James R. Ferrell, MBA - Instructor

 

Contact information:

dentalfax@sbcglobal.net

Office: 714-547-5125

Welcome to Management 101.  During Spring Semester 2009, I teach two sections of MGMT 101: Tuesday 7-10:10PM, Ticket #0144, in B105; the Thursday night class, Ticket #0197, meets in B105 from 7-10:10PM. 

If you have ever wondered if you are interested in a career in business or are just curious about why things happen in the economy or in your place of work, I highly recommend enrolling in this class.  This survey course covers a wide range of topics that will aid you in understanding business functions and the world around you.

The course topics include:

Economics & Globalization    Interviewing & Hiring

Business Structures                Unions                            Promotion & Advertising        Ethics & Social Responsibility

Motivation                              Marketing                      Financial Statements

Employment Laws                  Products & Pricing        Stock Markets

 

Course syllabi, study guides & textbook information follow.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

MGMT 101

COURSE SYLLABUS

Spring Semester 2009

Rio Hondo College

 

James Ferrell, MBA, Instructor

INTRODUCTION

Overall business principles are used in both for-profit and non-profit institutions. This course provides an overview of these key principles. As you progress through your business education classes, you will discover that there are whole semester courses devoted to some of the topics that we will cover in just one week.

For some of you, this course may be one of the first that you have taken at the college level. Your future academic success may be influenced by how well you perform in this class. Nothing worth having is easy to acquire. The same is true with college. Read, come to class, take notes, and participate. If you do all of these things, you will discover that college and this class are not difficult, just rigorous.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

 

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

Management 101 : Introduction to Business: Ticket #0144

Class Time: 7 – 10:10 PM, Tuesday, Room B105

Dates: February 3 – May 26, 2009

Textbook: Understanding Business, 8th Ed.

 ISBN 978-0-07-310597-0

$47 - $160 : www.bigwords.com

Bookstore Price: $155 new / $116 used

    Bookstore also rents the book

 

 

COURSE POINTS & GRADING SCALE

2 Exams @ 400 each = 800 points

4 Quizzes @ 50 each = 200 points

1 resume = 100 points

Total Possible = 1,100

PERCENT LETTER GRADE

90 -100 A

80 - 89 B

70 – 79 C

60 – 69 D

<60 F

Rules of the Room

  1. NO make up quizzes or exams
  2. Lecture &/or reading fair game for exams & quizzes
  3. Quizzes are not announced
  4. Attendance is not monitored, however, see 1, 2 & 3 above
  5. Resumes not accepted before or after the due date. Period.
  6. Participate, I’m not your boss, I can’t fire you.
  7. TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES. If your cell rings, vibrates or is used for texting you will be asked to leave that class session.

 

Reading, lecture & exam schedule for Tuesday night section

DATE

CHAPTER

TOPIC

2-3

Intro + 1

Introduction & Course Overview

2-10

2 & 3

Economics, Globalization

2-17

5 & 6

Forms of Business Organization

Small Businesses

2-24

8

Organizational Structure

3-3

10

Motivation

3-10

11

Employment Law

3-17

11

Interviewing & Hiring

3-24

MID TERM

Chpts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 & 11

Plus Lecture

3-31

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

4-7

12

Mid Term Review

Unions

4-14

13

Marketing

4-21

14

Products & Pricing

4-28

16

Promotion & Advertising

5-5

17 & 18

Financial Information

Resumes Due

5-12

19

Stock Markets

5-19

4

Ethics & Social Responsibility

5-26

FINAL EXAM

Chpts 4, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17,18, 19 + Lecture

 

 Reading, lecture & exam schedule for Thursday night section  

DATE

CHAPTER

TOPIC

2-5

Intro + 1

Introduction & Course Overview

2-12

2 & 3

Economics, Globalization

2-19

5 & 6

Forms of Business Organization

Small Businesses

2-26

8

Organizational Structure

3-5

10

Motivation

3-12

11

Employment Law

3-19

11

Interviewing & Hiring

3-26

MID TERM

Chpts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 & 11

Plus Lecture

4-2

NO CLASS

SPRING BREAK

4-9

12

Mid Term Review

Unions

4-16

13

Marketing

4-23

14

Products & Pricing

4-30

16

Promotion & Advertising

5-7

17 & 18

Financial Information

Resumes Due

5-14

19

Stock Markets

5-21

4

Ethics & Social Responsibility

5-28

FINAL EXAM

Chpts 4, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17,18, 19 + Lecture

 

 The course study guide follows.  This is for both sections of the class. 

MANAGEMENT 101

RIO HONDO COLLEGE

JAMES FERRELL, INSTRUCTOR

COURSE STUDY GUIDE

These study questions are listed in the same order that the chapters are arranged in your course syllabus. These questions are meant to be a guide to help you understand they types of questions that you should be able to answer after reading the assigned materials and reviewing your lecture notes.

These are in no way the only terms or concepts that you should be able to answer. However, if you use this as a guide, you will find that you will be better prepared for both the Mid-Term and Final examinations.

If you have any questions about any of these items, please talk to me – AFTER you have read the text and reviewed your lecture notes.

Remember, this is a study guide, not a guarantee.

 

CHPT 1 : COURSE INTRODUCTION

 

CHPTS. 2 & 3 ECONOMICS & GLOBALIZATION

CHPT 5 & 6 FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

 

CHAPTER 8 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

 

CHAPTER 10 MOTIVATION

 

CHAPTER 11 EMPLOYMENT LAWS

 

CHAPTER 11 : INTERVIEWING / HIRING /PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

 

CHAPTER 12 UNIONS

 

CHAPTER 13 MARKETING

 

CHPT. 14 : PRICING

 

CHPT, 16 : PROMOTION

 

 

CHPT. 17 & 18 : FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

CHAPTER 4 : Ethics & Social Responsibility

 

CHPT. 19 FINANCIAL MARKETS