Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or learning a grade of “C” or better in ENG 025 Introduction to College Writing II and ENG 032 Reading Strategies for College II and Mat 044 Mathematics.
School: of Business Program: Business
11:30pm – 1:20pm
Ivy Hall Room 1263
Contact Phone Number:
765-269-5700 (For appointments call 765-269-5000
Monday and Wednesday: 1:30 – 3:30
Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00 – 5:00
Ivy Hall 2174
Distance Learning Contact Information First Name: Lena Harper and Christian Vester
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Examines the American business system in relation to the global economic society. Studies business ownership, organization principles and problems, management, control facilities, administration, and development practices of American business enterprises.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
1. Identify the social, legal, global and economic challenges of the business environment.
2. Illustrate the impact of ethical practices on business performance.
3. Differentiate between the legal forms of business ownership and organizational structures.
4. Describe the marketing mix/marketing concept.
5. Examine the principles of short- and long-range financial planning.
6. Explain the importance of purchasing and production and their impact on the success of an organization.
7. Describe the characteristics of the franchising industry.
8. Explain the importance of computer knowledge on the success of the organization.
9. Explain the impact of international trade on American business.
10. List and describe the human resource functions and its challenges in today’s diverse work place.
11. Explore domestic and international career opportunities in business.
12. Identify the functions of management and their role in business.
13. Discuss communication and its effect on the global business environment.
Computers International Trade
Required Text or Other Instructional Materials
Title: Understanding Business
Authors: Nickels, William G; McHugh, James M. and McHugh, Susan M.
Edition: 10th Ed.
ISBN: 9780077652531 (ITCC Package; includes Connect access code)
Connect Access Code (Standalone) ISBN: 9780077474492. (Use this to buy access code only)
*Note Hard copies of all text books are on reserve at the campus library.
Additional Resources: (optional)
Readings from textbook, Quizzes, Tests, Discussions, class presentations, and student papers.
Grading and Evaluation:
Course grades are available for students by logging into the College’s online student system, Campus Connect, at the following address: http://cc.ivytech.edu/. Grades will not be distributed by mail.
Methods of Evaluation:
Syllabus Quiz 5
Quizzes / Tests (4 @ 90 points) 360
Compréhensive Final Test 100
Written Assignements (3 @ 50 points) 150
CONNECT Exercises (19@ 15 points) 285
Unannounced Quizzes / Class Participation 100
Total 1000 points Grading Scale:
90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, 0-59=F
All scores will be maintained in Blackboard’s online grade book. Students are responsible to track their progress by referring to the online grade book.
NO make-up or extra credit will be available at any time during the course.
Additional Assignment/Grading Information:
For information about the required format for papers, projects, or other assignments, please see the attached Rubric and Instructions schedule.
Makeups/Late submittals/Extra Credit:
There will be NO extra credit given for any assignment or activity in ANY School of Business class. Additionally, late work will NOT be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines. We also do not permit work to be “made up.”
You are expected to attend each class session. There is no need to call in when you will be missing a class. It is your responsibility to check with a classmate to see what you missed. In the case that the college is closed due to weather, please check the Ivy Tech web page for instructions. Our classes are heavily based on classroom discussions, collaboration and activities in order to enhance the learning environment. Failure to participate will only be detrimental to the other students and your success in the classroom. If you fail to attend class or contact your instructor by February 5, 2014 you will be withdrawn from the course.
Final Withdrawal Date and Responsibility for Withdrawal
You may withdraw from most courses online through your Campus Connect account. Course withdrawal may also be done in person at the School Office, Advising Center, or Registrar’s Office. Your student ID is required for in-person withdrawals. Withdrawing by phone requires verification of your student identification number (“C” number). Email withdrawals are acceptable for Internet courses as long as the email is sent from your Ivy Tech email and the body of the email includes your student identification number (C#); semester enrolled in this course; and course title, course number, and CRN number located on your schedule or at the top of the course syllabus (Sample: English Composition, ENGL 111 01D, CRN 12345).
Withdrawing from a course may delay progression toward program completion and may impact your financial aid. If you must withdraw, consult with your academic advisor and with a financial aid advisor, if applicable. There is no refund for withdrawn courses.
The last day to withdraw from this course isApril 5, 2014.
Additional Class Information:
All graded materials not returned to the student by the end of the course will be confidentially destroyed. Academic Honesty Statement:
The College is committed to academic integrity in all its practices. The faculty value intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Activities that violate academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational achievement.
Cheating on papers, tests or other academic works is a violation of College rules. No student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of the class, may be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work. This includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.
Cell Phones in Class: Cell phones and other unapproved electronic devices should be turned off when you are in class. If you have unusual circumstances, you should talk to the instructor.
Any use of cell phones and pagers during a quiz or test is strictly prohibited. Any student who violates this policy will earn a zero on the quiz or test.
Emergency calls may be addressed to the Registrar's Office at (765) 269-5609; the Registrar’s staff will have you contacted in the classroom. After 5:00 p.m., calls may be directed to the main switchboard at (765) 269-5100. In the event of an emergency after 9:00 p.m., calls should be directed to the security officer on duty at (765) 269-5254, (765) 430-2882, or (765) 430-2883.
Ivy Tech Community College seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with documented disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services in Room 1323 at the beginning of each semester. If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify your instructor immediately. Look for evacuation procedures posted in your classrooms.
The Student Support and Development Advisor whose office is located in Ivy 1323, can provide academic counseling to assist with general academic and daily life management skills, such as time and stress management. He can also provide limited personal counseling and referral to outside assistance agencies.
If you are a Veteran, currently serving as a member of the Armed Forces (Active, Reserve or National Guard), or an immediate family member, promptly communicate with your instructor any potential commitments or deployments that may interfere with course requirements. If you are receiving GI Bill benefits or have questions about your benefits, contact the Veterans Affairs Office, room 1349. An active Student Veterans Organization is also available on campus.
The Ivy Tech Virtual Library is available to students on- and off- campus, offering full-text journals and books and other resources essential for course assignments. The Virtual Library can be found under the “Library” tab on the first page of Campus Connect.
E-mail communication from the College is directed to the online student system. Students are responsible for checking their Ivy Tech e-mail accounts, even if they also use other e-mail accounts. Please refer to the Ivy Vine Student Handbook for more information.
Course evaluations by students may be conducted at the end of the course using the College’s “Course Evaluation” form.
Please note emergency evacuation procedures posted in the classroom.
Certification and Licensing Statement:
Ivy Tech cannot guarantee that any student will pass a certification or licensing exam. Your success will be determined by several factors beyond the instruction you are given in the classroom including your test-taking skills, your willingness to study outside of class, and your satisfactory completion of appropriate practice exams. Certification and licensure exam questions are drawn from databases of hundreds of possible questions; therefore, a thorough understanding of the subject matter is required. Ivy Tech’s coursework is designed to assist you in understanding the material sufficiently to provide a firm foundation for your studies as you prepare for the exam.
Students shall adhere to the laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. They must ensure that their activities comply with fair use and in no way infringe on the copyright or other proprietary rights of others and that the materials used and developed at Ivy Tech Community College contain nothing unlawful, unethical, or libelous, and do not constitute any violation of any right of privacy.
Children on Campus Policy
So that each student may give full attention to the task of learning, and to comply with insurance regulations, children are prohibited from attending classes, exams, clinical, or laboratories with the parent or guardian. Children also may not accompany adults using the Learning Resource Center or open computer laboratory. Students are also discouraged from bringing children to scheduled meetings with a course instructor, faculty, or advisor so that the student’s full attention may be focused on the topic of discussion.
If a student brings a child to class, an exam, or a clinical, the student and the child will be asked to leave. Exceptions may be made for instructional activities which meet the course objectives. The student will be responsible for any consequence detailed in the course syllabus for missing the class, exam, etc. Students are encouraged to make alternative arrangements for children in the event of school cancellations, childhood illnesses, and other issues. Unaccompanied children cannot be left in the library.
Assignments and Tentative Course Schedule: Assignments and Course Schedule are posted in Blackboard. It is critical to reference this information online as changes do occur. Please avoid using printed hard copies of these items as they may be out-of-date. You will be notified of any and all assignment and/or schedule changes via the announcements tab in Blackboard.
Right of Revision:
NOTE: This syllabus and the information contained within it are subject to change without notice.
Assignments and Tentative Course Schedule IMPORTANT: You are expected to study the Chapter listed under the Topic / Chapter column AND complete assignments listed under the Assignment Due column BEFORE the class.