Introduction to Business


  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Business
    B. Course Number: BU 113 - 30326
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: W 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Roddenberry, Mark
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: BUC218

    This course includes methods and practices in the business world, business terminology, opportunities in business, contributions of business to our society, and provides a foundation for more specialized study. This is a three credit hour course.


    This course is a survey of methods and practices in the business world, business terminology, opportunities in business, contributions of business to our society. Provides a foundation for more specialized study. Three lecture hours per week. There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Course Transferability: This course provides a foundation for more specialized study. Students should check with their advisor / counselor to ensure that courses are transferable to other institutions.



    Cengage Unlimited access code

    ISBN: 978-0-357-70003-7


    BUSN, 10th ed.

    Kelly, McGowen, & Williams

    ISBN: 978-1-337-1167-1

    Note: Students who choose to obtain the required textbook from a vendor other than the NMJC Bookstore are responsible for ensuring they have it by the beginning of class. No extensions will be granted because 'my book hasn't arrived yet.'

    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    Grading Policy
    Assignments (Top 5) 40%
    Exams (6) 60%

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.


    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to business concepts. Business is fundamental to the American way of life. Offering an understanding of the elements of business is thus central to the university and college task of training students for good citizenship. It is, in fact, vital to the ultimate preservation of our economic system.

    Upon completion of this class, students should be able to:


    This course is Web Enhanced. Assignments, quizzes, and exams will be submitted through Canvas.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

    BU 113† Introduction to Business
    Module One Due: Sep 18, 2019
    Ch† 1 Business Now
    Ch† 2 Economics
    Ch† 3 The World Marketplace
    Ch† 4 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Ch† 5 Business Communication
    †††† Module One Exam - 9/18/19
    Assignment One - 9/18/19
    Module Two Due: Oct 2, 2019
    Ch† 6 Business Formation
    Ch† 7 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    †††† Module Two Exam - 10/2/19
    Assignment Two - 10/2/19
    Module Three Due: Oct 23, 2019
    Ch† 8 Accounting
    Ch† 9 Finance
    Ch 10 Financial Markets
    †††† Module Three Exam - 10/23/19
    Assignment Three - 10/23/19
    Module Four Due: Nov 6, 2019
    Ch 11 Marketing
    Ch 12 Product and Promotion
    Ch 13 Distribution and Pricing
    †††† Module Four Exam - 11/6/19
    Assignment Four - 11/6/19
    Module Five Due: Nov 27, 2019
    Ch 14 Management, Motivation, and Leadership
    Ch 15 Human Resource Management
    Ch 16 Managing Information and Technology
    Ch 17 Operations Management
    †††† Module Five Exam - 11/27/19
    Assignment Five - 11/27/19
    Module Six Due: Dec 4, 2019
    Appendix 1 Labor Unions and Collective Barganing
    Appendix 2 Business Law
    Appendix Personal Finance
    Assignment Six - 12/4/19
    Module Six Exam - 12/11/19 @ 6pm
    Assignments posted in Canvas