District Syllabus
GEB1011
Introduction To Business


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: The course includes principles of organization and management as well as operational aspects and the social and economic environment of a business, fundamentals of management controls, marketing and financial management. This course is prerequisite only for those students following a program of study in business administration, but is offered in three different formats: the conventional classroom style, a special format which reduces formal classroom time but requires more self-study.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Boone. Contemporary Business, 15 ed., Wiley, 2013. ISBN: 9781118475850
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the function of a business with regard to its economic and social environment.
  2. Describe the organization and management of the business enterprise.
  3. Discuss operational aspects of the business enterprise.
  4. Describe the marketing functions of a business.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be
performed:
  1. Describe management controls and the decision making process.
  2. Explain business risks and the role of financial management.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.