• Introduction to Business


    Instructor: Mr. Stircula

    Room #: 115

    Duration: 1 semester

    E-Mail: robertstircula@solonboe.org

    Credit: .5 units

    Prerequisite: there are no prerequisites for enrollment in Introduction to Business

    Course Description:

    Q: What do your favorite rock group’s tour schedule, the logo on a coffee mug, and the Wall Street Journal have in common?

    A: Business. It’s everywhere. Introduction to Business will open your eyes to the world of business. During the course you will be introduced to some of the major areas of business administration (marketing, management, and finance) through fun, real world projects.

    Introduction to Business, a project-based business course, develops student understanding and skills in such areas as business law, economics, financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Through the use of four projects,  students acquire an understanding and appreciation of the business world. They develop a business analysis report, conduct an environmental scan of the local business community, and investigate business activities. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete the projects. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Formal reflection is an ongoing component of the course.

     Textbooks/Resources: There are no textbooks used in Introduction to Business. A variety of resources from various publishers will be used including URLs for Internet sites.

     Materials: Computer, writing utensil

     Course Objectives:

    When you complete this course, you should be able to:

    • Acquire foundational knowledge of business laws and regulations to understand their nature and scope
    • Apply knowledge of business ownership to establish and continue business operations
    • Understand fundamental economic concepts to obtain a foundation for employment in business
    • Understand economic systems to be able to recognize the environments in with businesses function
    • Understand the nature of business to show its contributions to society
    • Utilize information-technology tools to manage and perform work responsibilities
    • Acquire information to guide business decision-making
    • Understand marketing’s role and function in business to facilitate economic exchanges with customers
    • Understand operations’ role and function in business to value its contributions to a company
    • Implement purchasing activities to obtain business supplies, equipment and services
    • Understand production’s role and function in business to recognize its need in an organization
    • Recognize management’s role to understand its contribution to business success

    Late Work:        

    Students may turn in late assignments. Students have 2 days to make up assignments. 1 day late a student receives 2/3 credit, 2 days late students receives ½ credit for lste work. After 2 weeks students will receive no credit.

    Make-up Work:

    “Assignments missed due to an excused absence may be made up.  The student is allowed a period of time comparable to the period of time absent to complete those assignments.  Assignments due on the day of an anticipated excused absence must be turned into the teacher on or before the due date. Tests missed because of such absences must be made up upon return to class or arranged to be taken early.