Axia College/School of Business
BUS/210 Version 5
Foundations of Business
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In this course, students explore the foundation of business by reviewing topics regarding the structure and culture of the modern business environment. Additional topics include the evolution of business, the role of business ethics, communication, technology, operations, leadership, and human resources. Upon completion, students are better prepared to make informed decisions regarding their educational and professional goals.
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Jones, G. R. (2007). Introduction to business: How companies create value for people. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
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Week One: Introduction to Business
Objectives1.1Compare and contrast profit and profitability. 1.2Describe the impact of supply and demand on a market economy. 1.3Identify the main components of business.
Course PreparationRead the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own.
ReadingsRead Appendix A.
Read Ch. 1 & 2 of Introduction to Business.
ParticipationParticipate in class discussion.10
Discussion QuestionsRespond to weekly discussion questions.Day 2 Day 410
Business Models and SystemsConsider a local business whose services you frequently use. What are the main components of this company's business model? Write a 200- to 300-word response describing the three components of the business system that comprise the local business you selected. Use Figure 1.2 on p. 11 of Introduction to Business as a reference.Day 320
Week Two: The Changing Environment of Business
Objectives2.1Explain the different forms of business organization. 2.2Describe how business has evolved from feudalism, mercantilism, and capitalism. CheckPoint
Business OrganizationResource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business Write a 200- to 300-word description of a business scenario, either real or fictional, that depicts each of the following forms of business organization:
•Limited liability company
•Sole proprietorshipDay 320
Evolution of Business PresentationResource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing the evolution of business. Include information about the following points:
•The Industrial Revolution
Provide examples and appropriate visuals to illustrate each phase of business. Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA reference slide. The title slide and reference slide do not count towards your required slide count.Day 7100
Week Three: Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
Objectives3.1Recognize the effects of ethics decisions on business. 3.2Compare and contrast business ethics and...