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BMGT 101-007- 17226 Cheryl A. Penn, Adjunct Instructor E-mail: cpenn42@ameritech.net (614) 314-8308 Office Hours: By appointment


A discussion of all significant activities in the field of business including the interaction of business with internal and external forces, ownership, management, marketing, production, human resources, finance, and control. These areas are discussed as they relate to the basic principles of management and economics. There are no prerequisites for BMGT 101.

Central to the mission of Columbus State Community College is the provision of general education studies for all degree programs. General Education comprises the measurable knowledge and skills that serve as the foundation for success in society and in ones discipline, vocation, and life. Columbus State Community Colleges General Education Outcomes are an integral part of the curriculum and central to the mission of the College. The faculty at Columbus State Community College has determined that these outcomes include the following competencies: Critical Thinking Effective Communication Community and Civic Responsibility Quantitative Literacy Scientific and Technological Effectiveness Information literacy TEXT: Understanding Business, Nickels, McHugh, McHugh, 9th Ed., McGraw-Hill/ Irwin Co. 2010. ISBN: 9780077940256

There are no prerequisites for this course, however, as the catalog states, Business Program Majors are expected to have mastered MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Access software applications. Courses are offered in our Business Office Applications (BOA) programs to accommodate these skills.


1. To teach the students how business institutions operate in our modern-day, political, social and economic environment. 2. To inform the student about the operations of the various business functions and to show why these functions are essential to business and society. 3. To equip the student to analyze and interpret the causes of business problems and motives that tends to influence behavior. 4. To teach the general role of business management and the place of managerial enterprise, large and small, in the social and economic structure of the American business system. 5. To teach the student the importance of viewing the relationship of the American business system to the global economy. 6. To teach the student a working vocabulary of business, economic, and financial terms used in everyday situations.


Part 1: Business Trends: Cultivating a Business in Diverse, Global Environments Part 2: Business Ownership: Starting a Small Business Part 3: Business Management: Empowering Employees to Satisfy Customers Part 4: Management of Human Resources: Motivating Employees to Produce Quality Goods and Services Part 5: Marketing: Developing and Implementing Customer-Oriented Marketing Plans Part 6: Managing Financial Resources

Bonus Chapters
A: Working Within the Legal Environment B: Using Technology to Manage Information C: Managing Risk D: Managing Your Personal Finances

A variety of methods may be used including, but not limited to lecture, class discussion, handouts, videos, guest speakers, assignment of internet projects and other opportunities to enhance learning. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT Columbus State Community College is committed to assessment (measurement) of student achievement of academic outcomes. This process addresses the issues of what you need to learn in your program of study and if you are learning what you need to learn. The assessment program at Columbus State has four specific and interrelated purposes: 1. to improve student academic achievement; 2. to improve teaching strategies; 3. to document success and identify opportunities for program improvement; 4. To provide evidence for institutional effectiveness. In class you are assessed and graded on your achievement of the outcomes for this course. You may be required to participate in broader assessment activities. When students are taking any kind of exam, test or quiz, they are expected to do their own work. There are to be no books, notes, papers or electronic devices of any kind on the desk or table. Cheating of any kind in any manner will not be tolerated. Students found to be cheating will receive a grade of zero on that exam, test or quiz. Please refer to the paragraphs under the Student Code of Conduct heading for the link to the Student Handbook. These rules are consistent with the College Academic Conduct Policy No. 711.

COLLEGE POLICIES: Student Code of Conduct

As an enrolled student at Columbus State Community College, you have agreed to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. You should familiarize yourself with the student code. The faculty at Columbus State expect you to exhibit high standards of academic integrity. Any confirmed incidence of Academic Misconduct, including plagiarism and other forms of cheating will be treated seriously in accordance with College Policy and Procedure. Access this website http://cscc.edu/handbook/index.asp and open the PDF file Acrobat Reader to view Academic Conduct Policy No. 7-11.

Reasonable Accommodations
It is Columbus State policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. If you would like to request such accommodations because of a physical, mental or learning disability, please contact the Department of Disability Services, 101 Eibling Hall, Room 101. Phone 614287-2570 (V/TTY). You must notify your instructor of your need for accommodations within the first week of the quarter. To view the Disability Services website, go to: www.cscc.edu/Disability/

Financial Aid Reporting Requirements

Columbus State is required by federal law to verify the enrollment of students who participate in Federal Title IV student aid programs and/or who receive educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the responsibility of the College to identify students who do not commence attendance or who stop attendance in any course for which they are registered and paid. Non-attendance is reported quarterly by each instructor, and results in a student being administratively withdrawn from the class section. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for information regarding the impact of course withdrawals on financial aid eligibility.

Student Out-of-Class requirements

Columbus States policy states that students at schools receiving funds from the State of Ohio should be expected to do 3 hours of work for each credit hour earned. That means students should expect to spend about two hours on work outside of class for each hour spent in class. (Policy Number 5-05). Distance Learning students should expect to spend three hours on class work for every credit hour. Be aware of out-of-class responsibilities. Inability to fulfill the requirements for a course may mean failure.

EMERGENCY CLOSING In the event of severe weather or other emergencies which would force the college to close or cancel classes, such information will be broadcast on radio and television stations. Students who reside in areas which fall under a Level III emergency should not attempt to drive to the college even if the college remains open. Assignments due on a day the college is closed will be due the next scheduled class period. If an examination is scheduled for a day the campus is closed, the examination will be given on the next class day. If a laboratory is scheduled on the day the campus is closed, it will be made up at the next scheduled laboratory class. Students who miss a class because of weatherrelated problems when the class is held as scheduled are responsible for reading and other assignments as indicated in the syllabus. If a laboratory or exam is missed, contact the instructor as soon as possible to determine how to make up the missed lab or exam. It is the students responsibility to keep up with reading and other assignments when a scheduled class does not meet, regardless of the reason.


Method and Standard of Evaluation Assessment 4 Tests (3 tests count) 5 Cases Participation End of Chapter questions Percent 30% 20% 30% 20% Points 300 200 300 200 SCALE 900 to 1000 = A 800 to 899 = B 700 to 799 = C 600 to 699 = D Below 600 = E



1000 Points

Student grades for individual assignments are entered in the Blackboard grade book by the instructor in each course section. Students are advised to check their grades on individual assessments on a regular basis throughout the grading period. Individual test grades and the grades for the five (5) Cases will be posted on Blackboard. Grades for Participation and End of Chapter Questions are kept on a separate spreadsheet and are totaled at the end of the quarter. Please ask the instructor for any grade at any time and/or question any score that does not agree with your grade record. Explanation of Assessments: Tests There will be four (4) tests given with the three highest test scores counting. There are no makeup tests in this course. The lowest test score will be discarded. Each test will be worth 100 points for a total of 300 possible points from tests. Tests will consist of multiple choice questions. There will not be a comprehensive midterm or final exam. Cases You will also be expected to write a one-page summation of five cases. The cases are listed below. These cases will be submitted to the instructor in correct grammatical and typed format on or before assigned dates. You may submit the cases to the instructor on paper or by email. Because of the value of the answers, it is expected that you answer all parts of the question in complete sentences. The point value for the cases is 40 points each for 200 points. If cases are not turned in when specified, points/grade will be deducted. Case 1 The Mouse that Doesnt Come with a Computer, Page 87, Questions 1,2 and 3. Case 2 Best Buys Clockless Office, Page 199, Questions 1, 2 and 3.

Case 3 Keeping Your Eye on the Ball, Page 252, Questions 1, 2 and 3. Case 4 We All Scream for Ice Cream, Page 370, Questions 1, 2 and 3. Case 5 PBS: Where Do We Get Bailout Money? Page 568, questions 1, 2 and 3. Critical Thinking Questions You are to type out your answers to the Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter. These are to be turned in to the instructor at the beginning of each class. That means you must have your homework done before you get to class. You may submit the Critical Thinking Questions to the instructor on paper or by email. If you chose to submit the answers by email, you must do so prior to the start of class. No consideration will be given to computer/internet difficulties. The answers may be discussed in class, so be prepared . . . that means know what you wrote. All Students are to make and keep dated electronic copies of all work turned in. WRITTEN WORK EXPECTATIONS: All written work for BMGT 101 must be presented in a professional style, and follow basic principles of effective written communication. All assignments must be in word processor form Times New Roman, font size 12 (just like this syllabus). At a minimum, all reports should be neat, well organized, clearly written, and free from grammatical and/or typographical errors. Written work must be presented in a style consistent with expectations of the corporate workplace. This also means you must use the spell/grammar check feature on your computer. All papers must be double spaced. Writing Your capacity to communicate effectively in writing will be significantly related to your capacity for success. Due to the immense importance of writing skills, all your submitted work will, in part, be evaluated based on this competency. It is recommended that if writing skills is a growth area for you that you immediately schedule an appointment with the Writing Center located in Franklin 245. Their phone number is 287-5717. Plan to have all your required work in this course reviewed with a writing consultant prior to submission in order to avoid unnecessary point deductions related to writing mechanics. Understand that the Writing Center will not write your papers for you, but will help with the mechanics of writing. You must keep an electronic copy of all written work turned in.


1. You are responsible on tests for text material not specifically covered in class. 2. Instructor reserves the right to alter assignment schedule or terms of syllabus based on class progress or needs during the quarter. 3. Turn off cell phones and pagers. This is a must. 4. Beverages may be permitted in class but no food. You must clean up trash at your desk before leaving or this privilege will be stopped. 5. If your grade is border-line between letter grades, attendance and class participation may be taken into account when determining your final grade. 6. Students are to respect diversity and the rights of other students and faculty in the classroom. 7. Interruption of the instructor in a disruptive or disrespectful manner by a student will result in a student being asked to leave the classroom for that meeting or removed from the course permanently.
If you miss class, or come to class late, it is YOUR responsibility to get class notes and assignments, and to ask me after class about any handouts that may have been distributed. If you miss a class, continue to follow the syllabus and keep up with homework assignments. Remember, if you miss a test, there are no make-up exams.

Holidays In the event of a religious or national holiday that falls on a class day, you will be excused from class. Papers due on such a day will be turned in the next regularly scheduled day the class meets. ATTENDANCE: Attendance is important and is expected for each class. Students are expected to be on time and ready to participate. Please take care of all personal matters before class starts as getting up, leaving class and returning several times is disruptive and disrespectful and will not be tolerated. Please note that all cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices must be turned off during class. Repeated exits from class to answer a muted phone will result in you being asked to leave the class and not return. In the Event of Missing a Class Students should acquire all class notes and copy handouts from teammates not the instructor. Dropping the Course College policies should be followed. Please consult the quarter schedule for exact dates for dropping a course without penalty. Not coming to class does not take you off the class roster. Contact the Records & Registration office to officially withdraw from the course. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade for the course.

ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE: January 03, 2012 to March 08, 2012 Week 1 Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Thursday, January 5, 2012 Week 2 Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Thursday, January 12, 2012 Week 3 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Thursday, January 19, 2012 Week4 Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Thursday, January 26, 2012 Week 5 Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Thursday, February 02, 2012 Week 6 Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Thursday, February 09, 2012 Week 7 Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Thursday, February 16,2012 Week 8 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Thursday, February 23, 2012 Week 9 Tuesday, February 28 Thursday, March 01, 2012 Chapter 20 Bonus Chapters A & D Chapter 14 Test # 3 (Chapters 11 14) Chapter 11 & Chapter 12 Chapter 13 + Video Case # 4 Due Chapter 10 Test # 2 (Chapters 6 10) Chapter 8 Chapter 9 + Video Case # 3 Due Chapter 6 Chapter 7 + Video Case # 2 Due Chapter 5 TEST #1 (Chapters 1-5) Chapter 3 + Video Case 1 Due Chapter 4 Introduction & Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Week 10 Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Thursday, March 08, 2012 Review Chapter 20, A & D Test # 4 (Chapters 20, A & D)


To drop a class, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process with the College by using the Web, www.cscc.edu, CATS (Computer Automated Touchtone System) registration at 614-2872287; calling the Telephone Information Center, 614-287-5353; or submitting a completed Registration Add/Drop Form to the Records and Registration Dept. or an Off-Campus Center during business hours. The revised schedule is the students verification of completed registration transactions. Failure on the part of the student to follow drop procedures will result in an E (failing grade) being recorded for the course or courses on the grade report.