MGMT70034
Introduction to Business Management
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Management Development Studies
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20190506_01
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Durham College course that is offered through Sheridan CAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course will cover a wide variety of introductory topics that relate to the management of a company or other organization. The course will focus on the factors that affect the success of businesses in Canada. It will review the entrepreneurial spirit and character it takes for individuals to start their own business. It will explore different kinds of business types and the way they compete in the global economy today. The course introduces management techniques, business planning, as well as ethical business practices. There will be brief coverage of the successful management of financial resources.

Program Context

 
Management Development Studies Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
N/A
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify the key participants in a business and describe the primary roles of each participant.
  2. Explain how businesses are impacted by key external factors.
  3. Describe issues faced by managers when expanding into international markets.
  4. Apply components of a business plan to an actual business organization.
  5. Explain the basic functions performed by managers in an organization.
  6. Analyze the social and ethical responsibilities of business leaders.
  7. Explain why financial management is important for managers and how it supports the various stages of an organization's growth.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Quizzes30.0%
 Individual Assignment5.0%
 Online participation15.0%
 Term Project - Company Analysis20.0%
 Final Test - comprehensive30.0%
Total100.0%

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Durham College) DU-MGMT1288.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredTextbookBusiness Essentials, Various, Pearson Canada, Third Custom Edition for Durham College, ISBN 1323168435
OptionalOtherIt is strongly suggested students familiarize themselves with the business section of daily newspapers and other publications such as: Canadian Business, Globe & Mail, and refer to many business-related websites.

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

Week 1:

 Learning Objectives:

 Course introduction and expectations:

  • Overview of course outline.
  • Description of course assessments and format.

 Learning Activities:

  • Student navigation and course outline.

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources.
  • Presentation notes from class discussion.

Week 2:

 Learning Objectives:

  •  Identify key participants in a business and describe the primary roles of each participant Individual review of term project.

 Learning Activities:

  •  Self-quiz on material covered weeks 1 and 2

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Presentation notes from class discussion
  • Textbook chapter
  • Online notes

 Evaluation: Self-quiz and navigation.

 Week 3:

 Learning Objectives:

  •  Explain how businesses are impacted by key external factors.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reading and responses
  • Reflection questions

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Presentation notes from class discussion
  • Textbook chapter 1
  • Online notes

Week 4:

 Learning Objectives:

  • Describe globalization issues faced by managers when expanding into international markets.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reading and responses
  • Reflection questions

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 2
  • Online notes

Week 5:

 Learning Objectives:

  • Apply components of a business plan to an actual business organization.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reading and responses
  • Video analysis and reflection questions

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 3
  • Online notes

Week 6:

 Learning Objectives:

  • Apply components of a business plan to an actual business organization.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reading and responses

Resources and Responses:

  • Additional resources
  • Presentation notes from class discussion
  • Textbook chapter 3
  • Review of external websites

Week 7:

 Learning Objectives:

  •  Explain the basic functions performed by managers in an organization.

 Learning Activities:

  •  Reading and reflection questions - preparation for following week.

 Resources and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 4
  • Online notes

 Week 8:

 Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basic functions performed by managers in an organization.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reflection and response

 Resources and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 4
  • Online notes

 Week 9:

 Learning Objectives: Analyze the social and ethical responsibilities of business leaders.

 Learning Activities:

  • Reading, video analysis and discussion questions.

 Resources and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Presentation notes from class discussion
  • Textbook chapter 5
  • Review of external websites

 Week 10:

 Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the social and ethical responsibilities of business leaders.

 Learning Activities: Case study analysis

 Resources and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 5
  • Online notes posted

Week 11:

 Learning Objectives: Analyze the social and ethical responsibilities of business leaders.

 Learning Activities: Review of content and reflection

 Resources and References:

  • Additional resources posted
  • Textbook chapter 5
  • Online notes posted

 Week 12:

Learning Objectives: Explain why financial management is important for managers and how it supports the various stages of an organization's growth.

Learning Activities: Video and discussion questions

Resources and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 6
  • Online notes

Week 13:

Learning Objectives: Explain why financial management is important for managers and how it supports the various stages of an organization's growth.

Learning Activities: Individual practice worksheet

 Resource and References:

  • Additional resources
  • Textbook chapter 6
  • Online notes

 Week 14:

Learning Objectives: Cumulative from Modules 1-6

Learning Activities: Review notes and instructor coaching


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