BUS 210 Week 1 Discussion Question 1;Your friend has asked you why the price of bananas is higher during certain times of the year. Using what you have learned about the laws of supply and demand, explain to your friend how the market affects price.;Word Count: 216;BUS 210 Week 1 Discussion Question 2;What makes some companies more profitable than others? What are the similarities and differences between profit and profitability? Provide real-world examples to support your answer.;Word Count: 244;BUS 210 Week 1 CheckPoint: Business Models and Systems;-Consider 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.;Word Count: 371;BUS 210 Week 2 CheckPoint: Business Organization;-Resource: 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: Joint-stock company, Limited liability company, Partnership, and sole proprietorship;Word Count: 408;BUS 210 Week 2 Assignment: Evolution of Business Presentation;-Resource: 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: Feudalism, Mercantilism, Capitalism, Commerce, Property rights, 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.;Word Count: 10 Slides;BUS 210 Week 3 Discussion Question 1;Review the Business in Action case studies on pp. 143, 146, 154, & 159 of the text. Select one case that you find especially interesting and explain how ethics and decision-making affect the individuals involved in the scenario.;Word Count: 216;BUS 210 Week 3 Discussion Question 2;If the majority of companies strive to conduct their business ethically, why is there a need to create laws? How are ethics different from the law? How are ethics and the law the same? Support your answer with real-world examples.;Word Count: 246;BUS 210 Week 3 CheckPoint: Code of Ethics;-Resource: Ch. 5 of Introduction to Business;-Imagine that you are starting your own company. What will be the ethical code of your company?;-Write a 200- to 300-word ethical code of conduct listing the rules and principles that your company will use in decision-making.;-Provide a brief explanation of why you selected each rule and principle.;Word Count: 306;BUS 210 Week 4 CheckPoint 1: Roles and Behaviors;-Throughout this course you examine various aspects of business by creating a fictional business. You use the business you created to explore how the different functions of business may affect a company.;-Resource: Ch. 3 of Introduction to Business;-Complete Appendix B by writing a paragraph explaining your fictional company.;-Describe the main roles and behaviors of the entrepreneurs, managers, and employees your company might have.;-Answer the following question after you have completed the table: What behaviors and attitudes should be cultivated in your organization?;-Post Appendix B as an attachment.;Word Count:364;BUS 210 Week 4 CheckPoint 2: Four Functions of Management;-Resource: Ch. 3 of Introduction to Business;-Review the four main functions of management, which are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, on pp. 78?82 of Introduction to Business.;-Consider a time when you were tasked with management, such as in the workplace, at home, or coordinating a party.;-Describe your event and categorize your actions under each of the four functions of management using Appendix C.;-Post Appendix C as an attachment.;Word Count: 281;BUS 210 Week 4 Assignment: SWOT Analysis;-Resource: Ch. 3 of Introduction to Business;-Select a sample business plan from the list your instructor provides.;-Research your sample business plan at http://www.bplans.com/Sample_Business_Plans/.;-Review the example on p. 97 of the text as a guide.;-Conduct a SWOT analysis of the sample business plan you selected.;-Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format explaining the business plan you selected and your SWOT analysis discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company you chose.;-Post your paper as an attachment.;Word Count: 747;BUS 210 Week 5 Discussion Question 1;Consider the different types of communication described on p. 194 of the text. What types of communication would be most effective in persuading groups in an organization, including trainers, employees, programmers, and managers? Why?;Word Count: 191;BUS 210 Week 5 Discussion Question 2;Review the political tactics used by organizations described on pp. 196?197 of the text. Have you experienced any of these tactics in your workplace or have you heard anyone describe a situation in their workplace in which they experienced a political tactic? Describe the situation and the political tactic.;Word Count: 262;BUS 210 Week 5 CheckPoint: Contingency Theory of Leadership;-Resource: Ch. 6 of Introduction to Business;-Complete Appendix D by using figures 6.3 & 6.4 on pp. 182?183 as a guide. Base your answers on a real or hypothetical work environment.;-Describe the components of the contingency theory of leadership as it applies to the work environment you selected. Conclude with your recommendation for the best leadership approach.;-Post Appendix D as an attachment.;Word Count:489;BUS 210 Week 6 CheckPoint: Motivation and Teams Case Study;-Resource: Ch. 7 of Introduction to Business;-Read the two case studies on pp. 233?236 of the text.;-Answer the following in a 200- to 300-word response: What motivation theories may be found in each case study? Describe the theories found in each case study and cite specific examples. What was each business owner's approach to creating high-performing teams within their company?;Word Count: 380;BUS 210 Week 6 Assignment: Job Fair Brochure;-Continue to explore the hypothetical company you created in Week Four. You have set up a booth at the local job fair to generate interest in your new company and search for prospective employees.;-Create a 1-page brochure describing your company's structure, business model, and culture.;-Write a 500- to 750-word paper in APA format describing the structure, business model, and culture you selected. Provide justification for why you selected each element and explain how your choice may affect your business.;-Post your brochure and paper as an attachment.;Word Count: 275;BUS 210 Week 7 Discussion Question 1;There are many ways that a company can motivate its employees. Consider the different types of pay and benefits described on pp. 420?423 of the text. What type of incentive do you think is most effective for creating a motivating work environment? Why?;Word Count: 202;BUS 210 Week 7 Discussion Question 2;Your instructor will assign you one of the five areas of human resources management to discuss. Imagine that you work in the human resources (HR) department of a medium-sized company. Your manager has asked you to brainstorm ways to improve one of the five areas of human resource management in your company. Assuming that all five areas are currently functioning at an equal level, what type of improvement would you implement in your assigned area? What effect do you think the improvement will have on your business?;Word Count: 338;BUS 210 Week 7 CheckPoint: The Impact of HRM;-Your manager has asked you to draft a proposal for improving the management of human resources in your company.;-Resource: Ch. 13 of Introduction to Business;-Describe the best ideas for improvement presented in the brainstorm session from the human resource improvement Discussion Question.;-Select the best ideas from at least two of the different areas discussed. What are the different ways that changes to these areas would affect a business?;-Explain your answer in a 200- to 300-word response;Word Count: 395;BUS 210 Week 8 CheckPoint 1: IT Applications Presentation;-Resource: Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business;-Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft ? PowerPoint ? presentation to teach your fellow students about the following IT applications: Transaction processing systems, Knowledge management systems, Expert system and artificial intelligence, Enterprise resource planning systems, and E-commerce systems;-Include detailed speaker notes and examples.;-Post your presentation as an attachment.;Word Count: 9 Slides;BUS 210 Week 8 CheckPoint 2: Hardware and Software Components;-Resource: Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business;-Complete the table in Appendix E by describing the uses of following hardware and software components: Legacy systems, Mainframe computers, Microprocessors, PCs, Network computers, World Wide Web and the Internet, Wired and wireless broadband technology, PC software, Networking software, Computer security software;-Post Appendix E as an attachment.;Word Count: 522;BUS 210 Week 8 Assignment: Developing Good Business Sense;-Resources: Ch. 12 of Introduction to Business;-Read the Developing Good Business Sense activity on p. 394 of the text.;-Answer Questions 1?4 from the activity in a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format.;-Post your paper as an attachment;Word Count: 716;BUS 210 Week 9 Capstone Discussion Question;What career paths are of interest to you? How has the information presented in this course influenced your thoughts about your personal career path? What insights or reactions do you have concerning what you now know about the field of business?;Word Count: 220;BUS 210 Week 9 Final Project: Business Portfolio Presentation;-Resource: Appendix A;-Review the CheckPoints and assignments you completed throughout the course.;-Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft? PowerPoint? presentation of information about the fictional company you created in Week Four. You may use text, charts, tables, and visuals to detail the different areas of business found within your company.;-Include information on the following topics: Business organization, Potential legal or ethical issues, Business culture, Types of motivation, Human resource management, Technology, Operations and materials management;-Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA reference slide.;-Post your final presentation as a Microsoft? PowerPoint? attachment.
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