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BMGT 101 Dave Arnold Delaware Hall Room 106 A Monday / Wednesday/ Friday 12:301:50 E-mail: 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 Internet Connection:


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 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, 228 Franklin Hall, 614-287-2570 (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:

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. The emergency make-up exam schedule is published with the quarterly final exam schedule. Campus closings and Level III emergencies do not affect distance learning courses. The course continues and due dates will remain for all assignments and exams (if appropriate) as published on the course web site. In the event of a Blackboard or CSCC Network outage of 24 hours or more, the instructor will post an announcement within 24 hours of the resumption of service detailing any changes in deadline dates.


Method and Standard of Evaluation Assessment 4 Tests 8 Current Event Papers 4 Quizzes TOTAL Percent 74% 7% 19% 100% Points 400 40 100 540 Points SCALE A = 540-486 B = 485-432 C = 431-378 D = 377-324 E = Below 324

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. Please ask 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) non-comprehensive tests. There are no makeup tests without previous agreement. Each test will be worth 100 points. Tests are 40 multiple choice questions and 4 short answers. Papers There are eight (8) papers due this quarter. They are worth five points each. Please see Blackboard or handout for more information. No late papers will be accepted. Quizzes There will be four (4) unannounced quizzes. Each quiz is worth 25 points. Quizzes are 5-10 multiple choice/true false questions. There will be no makeups. WRITTEN WORK EXPECTATIONS: All written work for BMGT 101 must be presented in a professional style, and follow basic principles of effective written communication. 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. 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 which is located in Franklin 245. Their phone number is 2872474. 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.

COMPUTER SKILLS POLICY: As the catalog states Business Program Majors are expected to have mastered MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access software applications. Courses are offered in our Business Office Applications (BOA) programs to accommodate these skills. CLASSROOM POLICIES 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 not mandatory, but is expected for each class. That means being on time and ready to start the class. 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. COURSE DROP/WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE To drop a class, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process with the College by using the WEB,, CATS (Computer Automated Touchtone System) registration at 614-287-5353: or by 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 the completed 7

registration transactions. Failure on the part of the student to follow drop procedures will result in an E (failing grade) being recorded for the courses on the grade report.

Reading Schedule: WEEK 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 CHAPTER 1,2 2,3,4 5,6,7 8,9 10,11 12.13 13,14 15,16 17, 18 19, 20 APPENDIX A & D FINAL Please note final is over chapters 18-20 and appendix A & D Campus closed dates Monday 10/10 Columbus Day Wednesday 10/26 Faculty In-Service Day Friday 11/11 Veterans Day Friday 11/26 Thanksgiving 7,8 TEST 3 (13-16) TEST 2 (7-12) 5,6 3,4 TEST 1 (1-6) 1,2 TEST PAPERS DUE

Papers Due this Quarter

One paper is due each week for a total of eight papers. Approximate length of each paper is one and a half to two pages, typed and double spaced. Paper 1 Profits/Sales/Profits per Dollar Take 3 separate companies in the same industry. Look-up and record their annual profits, sales, and profits per dollar sales (i.e. for a company that had 10 million dollars in sales and one million dollars in profits, the profits per dollar would be $0.10). TO FIGURE PROFIT PER DOLLAR DIVIDE NET PROFIT BY TOTAL SALES. THIS NUMBER SHOULD BE LESS THAN $1.00 You can locate information on company financials at: Enter the company you wish to locate in the box next to Get Quotes Once you locate the company you need go to the Income Statement under the Financials category in the left hand column to locate information on profits and sales. PLEASE TURN-IN YOUR COPIES OF THE INCOME STATEMENT !!!!! Papers 2 thru 8 Submit one article on the topics below. Briefly summarize the article and relate it to the book. Paper 2 Article on balance of payment and balance of trade Paper 3 Article on companies and greening of America Paper 4 Article on employee benefits or motivational techniques Paper 5 Article on international branding Paper 6 Article on branding Paper 7 Your choice Paper 8 Article on Federal Reserve and monetary policy